How Workplace Safety Training Can Benefit Your Employees

It is common knowledge that the most valuable asset of a business is its human resources. Whether or not you will meet your financial objectives depends mostly on your staff personnel and how much effort they are putting into their tasks at work. As a manager or business owner, you should aim at ensuring comfortable […]

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Burlington takes top spot as best community in Canada

Burlington was voted 2019’s best community in Canada. Macleans magazine looked at data from communities across Canada to determine which cities and towns offer the best quality of life. Ten categories were used to rank the individual communities: wealth and economy affordability health climate crime commute taxes demographics culture community amenities Grimsby held the second […]

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How to Help Someone Experiencing an Asthma Attack

How to Respond to an Asthma Attack A lot of people know someone who has asthma but many of us don’t know exactly what to do when they suffer an attack right before us and they are struggling to breathe. How you react to such situations can have a huge impact on the victim’s health […]

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What you Should do When you Have an Accident When Skiing

First Aid Following a Skiing Accident Skiing is a lot of fun and it makes for a great outdoor activity. Families can head out for a skiing trip during the holidays as a way of bonding and spending time together. Love birds can also use the trip to connect and get to know each other […]

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Why are Commercial Drivers’ Hours of Service Important?

What You Need to Know about Commercial Drivers’ Hours of Service? Following the government’s hours of service (HOS) regulations is a must for every commercial driver in North America.  Specific rules will vary in Canada and in the US; however, these rules must be followed in the respective country regardless of the carrier’s or driver’s […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Having a Stroke

What You Should Do in the Event of a Stroke A stroke is a medical emergency characterized by an attack on the brain. It happens when blood flow to the brain gets interrupted by a clot or when blood vessels in the brain bleed resulting in the damage or death of brain cells. The symptoms […]

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WSIB refocuses Ontario’s Health and Safety Audits

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is focusing their health and safety audits on high risk businesses.  According to a March 8th editorial in the Toronto Star, Tom Bell, Chief Risk Officer at WSIB, stated they will re-focus their resources on business categories that tend to not be in compliance and are at a […]

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Psychological First Aid: Building Resiliency and Coping Strategies

  SOS First Aid and Safety Training is excited to offer Psychological First Aid training to members of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. PFA courses will be provided as early as Spring 2019 at the Chamber’s head office on Kerr St. in Oakville Ontario. SOS is a long-time Chamber member, former Small Business of the […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Learn First Aid

The Benefits of Learning First Aid First aid saves lives. This is one thing we are all aware of but quite worryingly, 8 parents out of 10 admit that they don’t know the basic first aid procedures needed to save the lives of their children in case something bad happens. With children exposed to all […]

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Heart and Stroke Foundation Reveals Link between Heart Disease & Dementia

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has found a much deeper link between heart disease, stroke and cognitive decline than medical experts previously thought. New groundbreaking research looked at hospitalizations from 2007 to 2017 and revealed that people who have one vascular condition are at a much higher risk for developing multiple vascular conditions. […]

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