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The Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2020.

June 5th, 2024|

Important legislative development that will come into effect later this year - Bill 141, also known as the Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2020. This new law mandates significant changes to the installation, maintenance, testing, and accessibility of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Ontario.  Overview of Bill 141: Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2020 Purpose: This legislation requires the installation, maintenance, testing, and accessibility of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in designated public spaces across Ontario. The aim is to improve survival rates from cardiac arrests by ensuring that defibrillators are publicly accessible. Key Definitions: Defibrillator: An automated external medical heart monitor and defibrillator that can analyze heart rhythms and automatically deliver a shock if needed. Designated Premises: These are publicly accessible [...]

How To Prevent Illness From Tick Bites

May 13th, 2024|

Outdoor workers across several Canadian provinces confront a significant health risk posed by Lyme Disease, transmitted by ticks. Occupations such as landscaping, brush clearing, forestry work, park maintenance, and wildlife management are particularly susceptible to tick bites and subsequent Lyme Disease infection. Ticks, small arachnids with eight legs, feed on the blood of various animals, including humans. Although typically harmless, they transmit the bacteria responsible for Lyme Disease. The primary carrier, the deer tick, is incredibly small, approximately the size of the dot at the end of this sentence. Early diagnosis and antibiotic treatment can effectively cure Lyme Disease. However, responses to treatment can vary among individuals, and some symptoms may persist for years. To prevent illness from tick bites, [...]

ASI – Redefining Safety Management In Canada

May 13th, 2024|

I'm thrilled to share the news of ASI’s strategic alliance with Corfix’s powerful software, to bring you a top-rated management App. This marks a significant step forward in reshaping safety practices and project management within your organization. Eliminate paper in the field All of your essential documents in one easy-to-use software. Real-time accessibility for those who need them, when they need them. Whether you’re working in the office on your PC or on the go using a tablet or phone, you will be able to stay on top of every aspect of your project. Improve regulatory compliance Organized and easily accessible safety forms mean you’ll always be prepared for those unexpected compliance audits. Manage job site health & safety Real-time [...]

The Critical Role of Near-Miss Reporting in Workplace Safety

April 10th, 2024|

In the realm of health and safety, every incident carries with it the weight of potential consequences. But what about the ones that narrowly miss turning into accidents? Often overlooked, near misses are gold mines of information that can significantly enhance workplace safety protocols and prevent future accidents. At Auspice Safety Inc., headquartered in the vibrant city of Ottawa, we understand the profound impact that a culture of vigilant near-miss reporting can have on an organization's overall safety performance. What is a Near Miss? A near miss is an unplanned event that could have resulted in injury, illness, or damage, but fortunately did not. Think of it as a warning sign, a red flag that signals a problem in your [...]

Technology solutions for individuals with sensory or motor impairments

April 10th, 2024|

Overview of computer software and hardware solutions that enable individuals with sensory or motor impairments to use computers effectively: 1. Alternate Keyboard: Alternate keyboards are designed to accommodate various motor impairments by providing alternative input methods. Examples include: Adaptive Keyboards: Keyboards with larger keys, customizable layouts, or specialized key switches to accommodate different motor abilities. On-Screen Keyboards: Software-based keyboards displayed on the computer screen, allowing users to input text using a mouse, joystick, or other pointing devices. Foot Pedal Keyboards: Keyboards with foot pedals that can be programmed to simulate keystrokes, ideal for users with limited hand dexterity. 2. Voice Recognition Programs: Voice recognition software enables users to control their computers and input text using spoken commands. Some popular voice [...]

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