Hollywood Heath and Safety (artwork inspired by Saul Bass)

Hollywood Health and Safety

Nick Vildis Blog

A man receives cuts on his hand from a broken glass requiring stitches, a woman nearly dies from smoke inhalation, and a 71 year old senior is hospitalized for a fractured ankle caused by hydraulic equipment – all incidents taking place while on the job. Take the names out of the equation and it’s just another couple cases of workplace …

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Kim Duquette Blog

General Information Ladders are used for countless tasks in various fields of work whenever workers are required to work above or below ground level. Every day in Ontario, falls from ladders cause injuries to workers; that is why ladder safety is so important. Ladders must be CSA certified and be properly suited to the task. They should be constructed of heavy type …

Toxicology

Kim Duquette Blog

Toxicology is one of the oldest fields of scientific study and involves the detection, effects and antidotes of poisons. A poison is defined as a substance that causes structural damage or functional disturbance in the body. Depending on the dose, almost any substance can be considered a poison. Water, for instance, if ingested in great quantities can cause a condition …

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CDMN Soft Landing program applications now open

Kyle McCall Blog

This spring, Canadian companies can enter new international markets and gain exposure to businessopportunities around the world for up to three months, with access to regional support and resources. Benefits to company: Up to $4,000 towards transportation and accommodation expense Entry into a new market for up to three months Working space in an international co-working space Facilitated in-market connections …

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Kyle McCall Blog

So, you have a great idea for a business. Now what? This, for many, is a dilemma that doesn’t always have a clear answer. Where/who do I turn to for help? The nice thing is that the support an aspiring business owner is looking for is available right here in Greater Sudbury. You just have to know which doors to …

Lift Truck Safety

Lift Truck Safety

Kim Duquette Blog

Types of Lift Trucks Counterbalanced Lift Trucks Counterbalanced lift trucks are used extensively throughout industry and are available in various capacities. The counterbalanced lift truck is an all-purpose lift truck that is adaptable to most operations and operating conditions. The Industrial Truck Association has separated the numerous types of lift trucks into seven classes. However, since this blog is about …

Accident and Incident Reporting

Kim Duquette Blog

Unfortunately, work-related accidents and incidents occur on a daily basis in Canadian workplaces. Accident and incident reporting is essential for the prevention of recurrences and the betterment of worker health and safety. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, workers are required to report any workplace injury to their Supervisor no later than the end of the shift in …

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Dot Com vs. Dot CA, part II – Picking the right domain for your website.

Nick Vildis Blog

Over a year ago I wrote about picking a domain for your website, whether to choose one based on the domain extension – .com or .ca. In that article I never talked much about picking the right domain itself, the part that precedes the extension. It may not be as simple as using the name of your company – depending …

WHMIS 2015

WHMIS 2015 and GHS

Kim Duquette Blog

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System – you may know it as WHMIS – has been in force across Canada since 1988. If you’re part of the Canadian workforce, chances are you’ve taken WHMIS training at sometime or other. Especially since employers are required to ensure that workers working in proximity to a controlled product are informed about all available …

NORCAT Program Helps Budding Entrepreneurs

Hailey Short Blog

Entrepreneurship 101 starts Sept. 30 By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff For the third year, the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology’s (NORCAT) will start its Entrepreneurship 101 program in the fall, which aims to help people who want to start their own businesses. The free course will feature 29 one-hour lectures – by experienced entrepreneurs – every Wednesday evening from Sept. …

Medical Diagnostics Company Secures $800 K from Investors

Hailey Short Blog

Rna Diagnostics to build Sudbury lab for cancer tests A Toronto-based medical diagnostics company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $800,000 from angel investors mainly based in Sudbury. “We’re very pleased about the support we’ve had from the Sudbury folks,” said Dr. Ken Pritzker, the president and CEO of Rna Diagnostics. While the company’s head office is in …

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The slow, painful attempt to kill Adobe Flash

Nick Vildis Blog

Adobe Flash has reappeared in the news as of late over Mozilla’s knee-jerk reaction to disable Flash Players by default in their Firefox web browser over security issues. It’s the same old thing that we’ve been hearing for over 5 years now: “Flash has security issues” and “Die Flash die!” It’s true, it’s a very vulnerable piece of software – …

Slack

Best Free Online Tools for Start-ups

Hailey Short Blog

Starting your business can be extremely overwhelming. However, the Internet has made a few things a little easier for us. Here’s my list of the best free online tools for start-ups. Slack We were first introduced to slack by one of our NORCAT advisors. What is Slack you might ask?  Essentially, it’s a platform for team communication.  Collaborating on a …

Manning Innovation Awards 2015 Recipients

Manning Innovation Awards 2015 – Nominee Recognition Event

Hailey Short Blog

Since inception in 1982, the Manning Innovation Awards have celebrated Canadians who turned their creative genius into beneficial technology. For over 34 years the Manning Innovation Awards have served as one of Canada’s most preeminent award programs celebrating inventive and innovative business leaders. These awards recognize and foster innovation throughout our communities in Canada. Each year the Manning Awards distribute …

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The “end” of Internet Explorer – Hard times for the world’s worst browser: Part 2

Nick Vildis Blog

With recent announcements about Windows 10 and how Microsoft is shaking that product up, they also announced they would be phasing out Internet Explorer. Phasing out, but unfortunately not killing it. It will still be around and supported by Microsoft (because of compatibility reasons and IE is still a big hit in the Asian market), but they are rebuilding their …