Health and Safety Blog

Starting a Career as a Construction Safety Officer

Posted by The Universal Group on Feb 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you’re passionate about ensuring safe work practices, maintaining safe work environments, and coaching others, you can succeed as a Construction Safety Officer (CSO). Helping others, that’s what a career in safety is all about. Some go into it because they have a background in trades and need to do something different. Others have family ties to construction or the desire to join a growing industry. Whatever your reason, here is a good place to start:

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Topics: health and safety, professional development, construction, career, jobs

What it's like to take a Traffic Control Person course at Universal Health and Safety

Posted by The Universal Group on Feb 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

WorkSafeBC requires all traffic control workers to have a Traffic Control Person (TCP) certification from BCCSA. This translates to a two-day course that combines classroom learning and field practice to ensure traffic control persons have the skills they need to be prepared and safe on the road. Universal Health and Safety (UHS) proudly partners with BCCSA to offer the course, and as a Universal Group company, it also offers immediate access to GOtraffic and Universal Flagging recruiters who are happy to discuss career options at the Universal Group. Here’s what it’s like to take a TCP course at UHS:

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Topics: health and safety, professional development, training, flagging, traffic management, career

Best Health and Safety Courses for Construction Workers

Posted by The Universal Group on Feb 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

There are many advantages of getting certified in a variety of educational health and safety courses, including minimizing workplace injuries and being more prepared for workplace emergencies. There are also a myriad of other reasons why companies invest thousands of dollars annually on health and safety lunch and learns, courses, and certifications -- just like we had mentioned in our previous blog, How Important Is Workplace Health and SafetyBut have you considered that having additional health and safety certifications under your belt could help launch your career in the construction industry or perhaps help you advance from your current position?

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Topics: health and safety, professional development, construction, career

Why Companies Have to Provide Health and Safety Training to Employees

Posted by The Universal Group on Jan 23, 2018 11:25:09 AM

No matter what sector your company is in, employees in every field of industry face dangers that threaten their lives and health every day. It is crucial for businesses to understand how health and safety training plays a significant role in contributing to the company’s overall success. There are four aspects you can improve on to turn your company into a safe and healthy workplace without spending thousands of dollars.

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Topics: health and safety, professional development

Benefits of Hosting a Lunch and Learn

Posted by The Universal Group on Oct 19, 2017 9:27:38 AM

Lunch and Learns are the new trend taking over work places, and for good reasons. Lunch and Learns are 30-60 minute sessions where coworkers get a chance to enjoy each others' company, indulge in some food and learn about pressing topics both inside and outside of the industry. But what’s so great about it?

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Topics: health and safety, lunch and learn, professional development, training, learn, lunch

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