Health and Safety

Published on Fri, 05/29/2015 by The Railway Association Of Canada

Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first-responders real-time dangerous goods information

Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first-responders real-time dangerous goods information

OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 — Canada’s railways are launching their new AskRail app, aimed at providing emergency responders with real-time information about a train’s rail-car contents in the event of an emergency.

Published on Tue, 05/26/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Help turtles cross the road safely this season

Help turtles cross the road safely this season

With Victoria Day officially marking the beginning of cottage and road trip season, more Canadians are embracing the great outdoors. It’s not just humans that are getting out and about; many wildlife species are also on the move in search of prime nesting habitat to mate and breed. This often requires crossing busy roads.  

With June being the height of nesting season for turtles, ‘tis the time to learn about our reptilian friends and what you can do to help them cross safely!

Turtles of Canada

Published on Tue, 05/12/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Get involved in Car Care Month on Social Media

Get involved in Car Care Month on Social Media

Ottawa, Ontario – Winter has been hard on your car – among other things, the cold temperatures and icy conditions have taken a toll on your belts and hoses, brakes, and exhaust system. Though you may not notice these changes, they can put your car at risk of breaking down.

Published on Fri, 05/08/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

How to store your winter tires

How to store your winter tires

It’s spring! The snow has melted, the roads are clear, and road trip season is here. Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, chances are you’ve swapped out your winter tires for your all-season or summer tires, but have you taken steps to protect your winter tires until next year?

Though winter is now the furthest thing from our minds, it will eventually come back, and you’ll probably want to get some more wear out of your winter tires. Here are some tips to help you safely store them away:

Published on Fri, 05/01/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Continues to “Be the Difference.”

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Continues to “Be the Difference.”

On-line Farm Safety Training Now Available  

Winnipeg, MB, May 1, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to offer three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31, 2015 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI).

Published on Thu, 04/30/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

Care for your car this May

Care for your car this May

After a long winter, you’re likely ready to give up your hibernating ways for some adventure and sunshine. For many Canadians this means family vacations, trips to the cottage, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Whatever your style, chances are you are getting ready to hit the road, but are you confident that your car is in good enough shape to get you there safely and efficiently?

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada with heavy rainfalls, severe snowstorms, ice storms and floods increasing in prevalence and intensity across the country. Weather events that used to occur every 40 years are now happening every 6 years in some regions. While a recent RBC study highlights that Canadians feel prepared to deal with emergencies, they are not taking enough precautionary steps to protect their homes.
 

Published on Wed, 04/29/2015 by The Railway Association Of Canada

Transport Canada should have sole authority to approve new rail crossings

Transport Canada should have sole authority to approve new rail crossings

By Michael Bourque

“See Tracks, Think” is the key message of this year’s Rail Safety Week, a national week of activities devoted to educating the public about dangers associated with railway crossings. People should think “train”, “danger” or “death” when they see tracks. Most importantly, they should think about the impact that a lack of awareness around railway property can have on them, their family, the community and railway employees.

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by Mosquito-Less

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

May 4, 2015

Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!

Now you can enjoy your backyard, favourite area at the cottage, pool, or have a mosquito free outdoor event or wedding. Simply spray with water based, food grade garlic oil, MOSQUITO-Less. 

“Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!”

 MOSQUITO-Less was developed over 10 years ago, on a tip from a couple of farmers, who had been using  garlic oil on their livestock for years.

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair.

On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing his spinal cord, fracturing six vertebrae and resulting in paraplegia. André would never walk again.

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