SSC Supports STI/MSI Prevention Week

September 22, 2009

September 27 kicks off a week dedicated to preventing one of the most common, yet elusive, workplace injuries - soft tissue injuries (STI), also known as musculoskeletal injuries (MSI).

STI/MSIs are caused by repetitive motion or poor positioning. They happen over time, so there are no dramatic incidents to report, but the injuries can be just as devastating as those caused by a major incident.

As part of STI/MSI Prevention Week, Safety Services Canada is offering free fact sheets that focus on four areas critical to preventing STI/MSIs - knowledge, safety culture, health and wellbeing, and awareness.

SSC's provincial members are also supporting STI/MSI Prevention Week. Follow the links below for more information.

SSC Fact Sheets

Safety Culture
Health and Wellbeing

SSC Members

Safety Services Newfoundland Labrador - Seminar
Safety Services Manitoba - Raising awareness

Safety Services Manitoba introduces the Manitoba Immigrants' Safety Initiative

July 17, 2009

Safety Services Manitoba, in coordination with the International Centre of Winnipeg, has been hard at work developing and implementing the Manitoba Immigrants’ Safety Initiative (MISI) a pilot project designed to specifically target immigrant workers’ safety needs, and to prevent injury, death and workplace-related illness to immigrant workers.

Phase 1 of the project began in January 2007, and focused on researching challenges and barriers that immigrant workers face in understanding workplace safety as well as the resources available to immigrant workers, their employers and immigrant community organizations. MISI used this research to develop resources to provide practical tools for employers and workers to improve workplace safety for immigrants. In June 2009, Resource Sharing Events were held in Morden/Winkler, Steinbach, Brandon and Winnipeg to share the fruits of its labours. The events featured presentations from various MISI partners, including Mike Waite, President and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba, and offered tips and advice for using MISI resources to improve immigrant safety in the workplace.

SSM plans to make these resources available to download on their website and other partner sites in the next few months.

Learn more about MISI

(L to R) Richard Nordrum, MISI Project Manager, Mike Waite, President & CEO Safety Services Manitoba, and Linda Lalande, Executive Director International Centre of Winnipeg, at the MISI Resource Sharing Event in Winnipeg on June 26, 2009.

Saskatchewan Safety Council wins Saskatchewan Better Business Bureau Torch Award

May 5, 2009

Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Safety Council for winning a 2009 Torch Award. The Torch Awards, put on by the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan, celebrate businesses who go above and beyond customer satisfaction. Saskatchewan Safety Council was honoured, along with other winners, at an awards ceremony in Regina in March.

Businesses are nominated in seven categories from Automotive to Retail by their peers, customers and other businesses for being able to deal with customer issues and staying involved with their communities. The winners are recognized as those who display ethics, honesty and integrity in their business practices and raise the bar for Saskatchewan business. Saskatchewan Safety Council won in the Non-Profit category.

Learn more about Saskatchewan Safety Council

Harley Toupin (second from left), Executive Director Saskatchewan Safety Council, accepts the 2009 Torch Award for Non-Profits.