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Flannery Safety Consulting Turns 7 Years Old

July 6 marks the seventh anniversary for Flannery Safety Consulting!

Time has flown by over the last seven years and a ton of things have happened.

We have gone from a single client in the first few weeks to more than 20 active clients here in the summer of 2022, in spite of the challenges presented by COVID-19 over the last couple years. With the help of our association with BNI Key Connections, business has remained strong through some very tough times and we’re so thankful for the opportunities presented to us!

We have also invested heavily in training and constant improvement.

We have attended the ACSA’s annual safety conference every year since 2013 (including virtual conferences in 2021 and 2022) to stay current on key issues in the health and safety industry. Ongoing training is a fundamental principle of the company, with a target for all staff to log at least 30 hours of training every year.

Speaking of staff, as announced recently, Flannery Safety added a new consultant in May. Brian Hlushko has jumped right in and is already providing excellent service to several of our clients.

It hasn’t been a perfect journey. There have been bumps along the road and hopefully we’ve learned valuable lessons on how to do our work better long the way. But the trajectory has continued to go in the right direction.

Flannery Safety Consulting remains committed to providing excellent service to our clients now and into the future.

For inquiries, please contact Jim at 403-715-4162 or via email at jim@flannerysafetyconsulting.com.

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Farms and Ranches Moving Forward in Response to Bill 6

Photo: Tracey Flannery

Photo: Tracey Flannery

While attending the Lethbridge Ag Expo last week, I found some great news at the Alberta Wheat Commission table: the government of Alberta is stepping up their educational program for farms and ranches, coming out of the changes from the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, better known as Bill 6.

The ministry of Agriculture and Forestry now has a FarmSafe Alberta page up with tons of good information on topics such as keeping kids safe and links to the SafeFarm newsletter.

Most importantly, information can be found there on one- and two-day workshops being held around the province in the next few weeks giving people information on how to put together a safety program that will comply with provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation. This program is also being promoted by several key industry leaders: the Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.

The workshops are free to attend and could be an outstanding opportunity for people struggling to figure out how to deal with the new OHS requirements to be given some clear direction on what they need to do to comply with the legislation.

Jim provides safety consulting services in the Lethbridge area and can be reached at jim@flannerysafetyconsulting.com

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