On-Track Safety Solutions

Staying Healthy at Work

With the start of a New Year there are often new years’ resolutions that accompany. The most common resolution for many people is a commitment to achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle. However, there is always the struggle on how to incorporate this into the workplace.

Simple changes about how you move around your worksite can have a great impact. Some suggestions would be:

  • Walking over to a co-worker to talk instead of sending an email
  • Taking the stairs
  • Parking your vehicle in the furthest corner of the parking lot
  • Hold your safety meetings with everyone standing
  • When you are filling out documentation at the worksite- stand instead of sit
  • In an office setting- utilize an exercise ball for a chair
  • When taking a break, take a quick walk around the building or worksite

For those that work in urban areas, it is often convenient to eat out or grab something for lunch. Consciously making a lunch at home to bring can encourage you to select items that follow the Canada Food Guide and eliminate impulse purchases that may not offer healthy selections. Also consider walking instead of driving to an establishment for your break- depending on the distance, it will often take less time than manoeuvering through traffic.

As part of a commitment to live a healthier and more active lifestyle, ensure that you are taking adequate breaks from your workstation. Regular stretching can go a long way to help eliminate muscle tension and muscoskeletical injuries. For those that spend long hours driving or in equipment- ensure that you take appropriate breaks to get out and move about.

Ultimately the most important way to stay healthy at work is to know yourself and your limitations. Know when you need to take a break, whether it be a vacation to “recharge your batteries” or a micro-break.

Existing safety manual gap audit

Your company’s health and safety program is guided by your manual, which we can review for you, and according to your chosen certifying partnership and jurisdictions, provide you with a written report on any areas that may need improvement. To perform a gap audit we will utilize the material you provide our office and include a quote to make any revisions to include missing components if necessary to meet current legislation and criteria.

On-Track Safety can review your health & safety manual and perform a gap Audit on the basis of the following certifying partnership:

  •  Alberta Construction Safety Association – ACSA
  •  Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association – SCSA
  •  BC Construction Safety Association – BCCSA
  •  ENFORM
  •  Alberta Association of Safety Partnerships – AASP
  •  Alberta Safety Council – ASC
  •  Alberta Motor Transportation Association – AMTA
  •  Manufacturers Health and Safety Association – MHSA

Contact our office for more information on a gap audits

A Word From The Owner

At On-Track Safety Solutions Ltd. we are committed to a safe and healthy workplace for everyone – our employees, customers, and subcontractors. Our success is directly related to our dedication to safety and quality.

We continually train our workforce to ensure safe and successful projects. We take pride in the fact that our zero injury goal continues to be met, providing our customers with confidence in our safety and services.

Diana Rude
President/Owner
On-Track Safety Solutions Ltd.

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