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A recent study by Health Canada found that 7% of the 14,000 homes they tested had levels of radon gas that exceeded the 200 Bq/m3 guideline limit. In the US, one in every fifteen homes has radon levels that pose a health risk to homeowners. Radon is a radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco. Eight Canadians die every day from lung cancer related to radon exposure in their homes.

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As the temperatures drop, you must be sure to stay safe when working on your jobsite. It is also imperative that you ensure your crew is safe at all times. ‘Cold stress injuries’ cover those illnesses and injuries that occur as a result of exposure to extreme cold and include frostbite, hypothermia and trench foot.

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You may think that earthquakes aren’t something to worry about, but the US averages around 20,000 earthquakes a year or around 55 a day while Canada has about 5,000 quakes a year. 42 US States are currently at risk of a major earthquake. Whether you live in an earthquake zone or are traveling to one, knowing the right way to deal with disasters can save your life and prevent damage to property.

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