Blog Post

Greetings,

Please review the applicable HSE Updates.

  • Safety Rewards Program: Where your commitment to RAE’s Safety Culture is rewarded!
    • 2021 SRP: July is a new SRP quarter!
      • Stay tuned for some important changes to SRP payout rewards!
    • If you have any questions or concerns about the Safety Rewards Program, please email raesafety@raeengineering.ca
  • Company Safety Meeting Presentation:  was due Fri 9 July 2021 *part of SRP
    • If you have not already done so, please review the attached Company Safety Meeting and Employee training presentation and indicate that you have done so by replying to the email.
    • See attached: June Pizza Friday Presentation
    • Even if you miss the deadline for meeting attendance, you are still required to review the Employee Safety Training presentation(s) and indicate you have done so.
  • July H&S Bulletin: Answer due Fri 30 July 2021 *part of SRP
    • Submit your response for the Health and Safety Bulletin for a chance to win $25 and earn Safety Rewards Points
  • Health and Safety Committee: Feedback by Fri 30 July 2021*part of SRP
    • If you can’t join the HSC meetings,  provide feedback for the meeting minutes and/or submit any questions or concerns you want us to bring forward. Please submit feedback prior to the next meeting so it can be brought forward.
  • Mandatory PPGs: Stats are gathered at the beginning of each month for the previous month *part of SRP
    • Ensure all mandatory PPGs have been reviewed and marked as “Read”. These are mandatory for all staff.
  • Hazard Reporting: Due by end of each month *part of SRP
    • Once a month, submit at least 1 hazard, incident, accident, or near miss to hazardreporting@raeengineering.ca
    • Non-work-related incidents count as well, just indicate that it was not work-related in the subject.
  • Peer Recognitions: Due by Company Safety Meeting each month *part of SRP
    • Fillable pdf cards can be found on eSynergy, doc 00.182.678

COVID-19

  • Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan:
    • Entered Stage 3 as of Thursday 1 July 2021: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx
      • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain.
      • All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings.
      • The general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but Municipalities and businesses are free to set masking requirements as they see fit.
  • Vaccines: All Albertans ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive their vaccine shot
    • Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx to book your appointment or:
    • Book your second dose 4 weeks after your first dose:
      • mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)
        • first dose in March, April, or May – book second dose now
        • first dose May 29-31 or June – book second dose 4 weeks after your first dose
      • AstraZeneca
        • Book your second dose 8 weeks after your first dose of AstraZeneca.
    • Booking your appointment:
  • Open for Summer Lottery
    • All Alberta residents 18 and older who have had at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of three $1 million prizes.
    • You only need to enter once, but must be able to provide proof you have received your: first dose to win the July draw, second dose to win the August and September draws
    • If you haven’t received your first dose yet, book your appointment today!
  • CSA Group Survey: Psychological health & safety response during COVID-19

ACSA

TriTech Safety

  • If anyone in the Grande Prairie area needs an equipment training course recertified, Tri-Tech is having $10 for the month of July.
  • NB: There are limited dates available for each course.

Energy Safety Canada (ESC)

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

OHS

  • OHS eNews - July 2021  includes resources on:
    • Ergonomics and musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) risk in the workplace and how to mitigate MSI  hazards as well as prevention training
    • Updates on First Aid training
    • Updates regarding cranes
    • Updated COVID-19 resources
    • Wildfires and hazards associated with fire and smoke
    • Working in extreme heat
    • A CSA Group Survey on Psychological health and safety response during COVID-19: https://smuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5qMExbck7eaO2i?_ccCt=cflw-2f1k9a-9ilyxu-fpkh1el5
    • Recent incidents under investigation by OHS
  • OHS has also issued a special edition newsletter to include COVID-19 resources as more business are opening up and how to mitigate the risk at work.  Visit https://www.alberta.ca/health-safety-enews.aspx to subscribe