Hazard assessments and controls help build safe and healthy workplaces. They are at the core of every organization’s occupational health and safety program.
The hazard assessment and control process provides a consistent approach for employers and workers to identify and control hazards in the workplace. It allows everyone to focus their efforts in the right areas, and to develop worker training, inspections, emergency response plans, etc., specific to the hazards at their work sites. Alberta’s occupational health and safety laws require employers to conduct hazard assessments and to eliminate the identified hazards. If they cannot be eliminated, the employer must introduce controls to protect against the hazards.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on January 19, Syncrude emergency crews responded to reports of an incident at its Aurora site involving a contract worker. Unfortunately the worker was fatally injured despite emergency response efforts.
Source Energy Services says in a statement that the contractors died on Tuesday during work on additional storage capacity for what’s known as fracking sand at the company’s terminal near Fox Creek, about 260 kilometres northwest of Edmonton
The man fell around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene, but ultimately did not transport anyone to hospital.
OHS says it has issued two stop work orders to Homefront Property Maintenance Ltd. Employees are no longer allowed to work at heights above three metres until the employer can demonstrate that workers will be protected when working at heights above three metres.