Health & Safety

Safety Culture: Why It’s Important, and How to Create One

November 12, 2019

All businesses like to say they are safe. Fortunately, we live in a country where safety is the law. There are many policies and training requirements in place to protect the basic safety of employees in the workplace. However, following minimum standards and having a safety culture are two very different things. Having a safety […]

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How Building Design Affects Our Well-being

October 25, 2019

Human beings spend the majority of their time indoors. European research indicates that the average person spends about 20 hours a day inside. Similarly, the average American spends nearly 90% of their time inside. Environmental factors play a key role in our health, and indoor environments are no different. Though the buildings surrounding us – […]

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How Construction Impacts Well-being

October 1, 2019

Have you ever had to live near an active construction site? The continuous drilling, hammering, sawing and incessant beeping from loud machines can really wake you up on the wrong side of the bed. Although vital to continued urbanization, construction can get pretty annoying for local residents. But did you know construction also impacts your […]

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Cannabis at Festivals and Events

August 27, 2019

When it comes to the impact of marijuana legalization on Canadian festivals, things are still a little hazy. Health Canada’s Cannabis Act came into effect on October 17th, 2018, making this the first summer that recreational weed was legal in Canada – and the festivals and events industry has learned some important lessons. Given the […]

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Roadside Barriers for Construction: 5 Things You NEED To Consider

August 13, 2019

When starting a roadside construction project, one of the things you need to do is find a way to separate your site from the public, ensuring safety for drivers, pedestrians, and site employees. Traditional systems, such as basic temporary construction fencing or plywood hoarding, don’t always meet all requirements. The roadside barriers you choose may […]

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Protecting Your Site from Construction Theft

June 17, 2019

Construction theft is a low-risk, high-reward crime costing our industry millions of dollars annually. When it comes to the Canadian construction industry, exact losses are difficult to nail down. One source estimates that every year, about $46 million dollars’ worth of equipment is stolen from Canadian construction sites. Ontario alone accounts for $15 to $20 […]

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Keeping Your Event Attendees Safe

April 4, 2019

When organizing an event, surprising and delighting your attendees is often top of mind. But any event organizer worth their salt also knows that keeping event attendees safe is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, events and event-goers are exposed to many different threats. Risks include everything from violence to controlled substances to overcrowding. They can be […]

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Stress Management Tips for Event Professionals

March 27, 2019

Anyone who plans events is familiar with the struggle of trying to perfectly execute an amazing event while still keeping your sanity. It can feel impossible to maintain a work-life balance while you experience prolonged periods of stress and exhaustion. When you’re in event mode, it’s challenging enough to remember when you last showered, or […]

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How to Protect Against Common Winter Construction Hazards

February 6, 2019

Construction work carries a number of inherent risks – some of which are worsened in the winter months. Winter in Canada brings the added challenge of dealing with snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures. All of these factors can increase the risk of illness or injury on the job site. Thankfully, awareness can go a long […]

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Screening on Fence: A Risky Business

January 4, 2019

Recently, we introduced a screening acknowledgement form – and it is causing quite a stir. This particular form asks our customers to acknowledge that the addition of any material to temporary fencing can create structural instability and dangerous conditions. Customers who proceed with hanging banners, signage or hoarding from their temporary fence will be taking […]

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