The Chainsaw: A Powerful Tool to be Respected

Even if you do not have any direct experience dealing with lumber, there is a very good chance that you know what a chainsaw is. Chainsaws have a glorified reputation of sorts, due to their overuse in different forms of media, but they are not typically depicted as “tools”. In movies, television shows and videogames […]

Standard First Aid BLS certification for school or work

In Ontario, Standard First Aid at the BLS (Basic Life Support) level is required training for most healthcare students: nursing students, paramedic students, firefighting students and dental hygiene to name a few. In the summer months we see many students from universities like McMaster, Ryerson and Queens and from colleges like Humber, Mohawk, George Brown […]

Joint Health and Safety Committees: A Fair Workplace for Everyone

Monica is a full-time university student from September to April. She spends her summers working at a neighbourhood pool that employees about 30 other people. As she had been working at the pool for a couple summers already, she has recently been assigned to manage adding chemicals to the pool. Whenever Monica goes to deal […]

Defensive Driving: Why You Should Take A Safety-Oriented Driving Approach?

Are you a Thinking Driver or a SAFER driver? When someone begins the process to start driving a vehicle, they must usually complete a series of classes that go over driving practices, rules, and theories. Out of all the information that they are given, the most prominent section tends to be the one on defensive […]

Safe Cargo Securement Best Practices

The other day I was travelling on the highway, and I happened to pass a vehicle parked on the shoulder, that had been carrying a load of wooden planks. There were several men scrambling all over the vehicle, attempting to gather planks that had fallen off, so that they could re-secure them to the truck. […]

What is a Telehandler and how to choose the right one for your job

The Telehandler: One Tool for All Jobs Picking the right tool for a project can often be a difficult decision, and in many cases, it seems impossible to settle on just one. This can often be caused by uncertainty regarding the potential applications of various choices. However, safety concerns also play a large part in […]

The 7 “Must-Knows” when selecting an Aerial Lift for your Worksite

An aerial lift is an aerial work platform equipment, also called an elevated work platform, used to complete tasks at an elevation much safer and more efficient. Aerial lifts (i.e. a boom lift or scissor lift) are commonly used on construction job sites, in the agricultural industry, for inspection purposes, athletic events, and repair services […]

A medical emergency struck our family during COVID-19. Here’s our experience.

My 82 year old Mother-in-law had a medical emergency during week 2 of COVID-19. A trip to Emergency at Mississauga’s Credit Valley hospital had us worried about her, fearful of being near people who had contracted the Coronavirus, and exposing her and us to the disease. We read the headlines (probably too much) and watch […]

What does COVID-19 (Coronavirus) mean for First Aid Training?

To ensure social distancing and compliance with Ontario and Canadian guidelines regarding COVID-19, the Workers Safety Insurance Bureau (WSIB) has advised all First Aid providers to suspend in-person courses temporarily. People who require recertification for first aid need not worry. The WSIB has put workers and businesses at ease by providing a 90-day extension for […]

Where can I find a first aid or CPR course near me?

Where can I find a first aid course near me? If you are looking to join a public CPR or first aid with CPR course in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga or Brampton, SOS First Aid and Safety Training has programs near you. With 7 convenient locations, we provide training that meets school and workplace requirements […]