Personal Safety

Fire Prevention Week Commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Nobody knows if Mrs. O’Leary’s cow really kicked over the lantern but the Great Chicago Fire certainly ignited in the O’Leary barn. We may never know the true spark that ignited the city October 8, 1871, but whatever the source, that raging inferno stands out for its destructive power. The[...]

A Hazardous Spill – Paul Davis Explains What to Do Right Away

Which of these is a hazardous spill in the workplace: a puddle of water in the lobby from a dripping umbrella, drops of mercury from a broken thermometer in the health center or a sulphuric acid leak on the shop floor? It’s a trick question because all three are hazardous even though one of the[...]

Learn How to Use a Fire Extinguisher – Please

We’re not trying to be alarmist here, but being able to use a fire extinguisher properly could be the difference between life and death. When a fire or any crisis happens, your adrenaline is pumping, you may feel scared, you may feel courageous. Regardless of your emotions, you need to be[...]

How Social Networks Improve Assessment After Natural Disasters

For better or worse, the majority of us are glued to our phones. The apps and social networks on these become a daily component of our lives. It’s where we get our news. It’s how we share our favourite moments. It’s where we communicate with friends, family, and complete strangers. It can be[...]

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

The month of September in Ontario and Quebec proved to be an unusually violent one: six tornadoes touched down, inflicting injuries, power outages and structural damage. Many believe that twisters are rare in Canada, but recent research suggests they’re more common than experts thought. The[...]