Safety Saves Lives on the Job

Have you ever worked in a position that required you to work high off of the ground? If so, did you have adequate training before you started that work? Working at heights safety is not something to be forgotten; just like any job with an element of risk, proper instruction is key to preventing injuries.

Although great strides have been made in this area, more than 40,000 Canadians per year are injured in falling accidents at work. OHS, Canada’s Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, reports that the most common reasons for these accidents include poor lighting, slippery surfaces, missing protective devices, poorly maintained equipment, lack of safety equipment, poor (or no) training, and workers having to rush in order to meet deadlines. All of these are unacceptable.

It is up to employers to provide a workplace and equipment suitable not only for workers to do the job, but to do it with a proper degree of safety. Unfortunately, poor management practices often only come to light following a tragedy. Ideally, both employers and workers should keep their eye out at all times for problems before they happen.

Employers also need to take the time to properly train their employees. Many of the workers suffering terrible accidents are young and new to this sort of job. These individuals especially need careful instruction and mentorship when beginning a position.

Working at heights training in a classroom is usually the first step. Students learn about all of the risks and safety procedures before they receive additional instruction on the worksite. Do you have concerns about the safety in your company? All workers have rights as stated by the rules of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Visit their website to learn more about safety standards and how you can help to ensure safety in your workplace.

Quality Dental Tools are Important for Your Practice

 

Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic and found their shop to be rather old and unkempt looking? Then you took a look at the tools and they, too, seemed out of date and rather worn. That probably did not leave you feeling very confident about this person’s ability to fix your car.

We have never heard of a dental office in modern-day North America that looked like a rundown car repair shop, but clients can still tell when things seem a bit off. If your dental equipment looks to be on the older side and possibly even a bit damaged, it suggests that you are not putting the time and care into your practice that your average client would expect.

A high-speed dental hand piece is a precise and important piece of equipment that you should not skimp on. High-quality equipment will last for years when it is properly maintained. When the time comes to replace it, you need to opt for the same level of quality. Dental tools from Sable are dependable because they care about satisfying the needs of both dentists and their clients. That means equipment that will perform as described when you need it and will last for an extended period without undue repairs or replacement.

In recent years, China has emerged as a prime manufacture of many things, including dental equipment. Manufacturers there position themselves as being a low-cost alternative to suppliers in North America and Europe. Unfortunately, those savings come at the expense of quality: the raw materials are just not on the same level and neither is the craftsmanship used in assembling the equipment. Sometimes you have to spend a little more to get the results you need. Sable specializes in offering dependable, high-quality dental equipment that is also affordable no matter what your size of practice.