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Video: Safety with heat stress
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a video on heat stress. 
March 4, 2011 – View a workplace safety video on loading docks produced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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Loading Dock Safety
View a workplace safety video on loading docks produced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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Foxglove aphid and spring floral crops

Picture it: it’s a beautiful spring day, and you’re walking through your early bedding crops. The sun is shining, it’s a breezy day out, and you’re thinking, “thank goodness I don’t have to worry about insect pest problems yet! It’s far too cold. After all, bugs like it hot.”
March 3, 2011 – Forklift safety is the focus of this Feb 2010 report by Mari-Len De Guzman, editor of Canadian Occupational Safety.
If thinking outside the box is a good thing, is thinking outside the industry even better?
March 1, 2011 – How can an organization hold onto the employees they don’t want to lose? Make sure they have work that gives them joy and meaning, a study from the BI Norwegian School of Management shows.
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How to keep the best employees
How can an organization hold on to the employees they don’t want to lose? Make sure they have work that gives them joy and meaning, a study from the BI Norwegian School of Management shows.
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Key employees are
under the most stress

A workplace’s key employees may be at the greatest risk of experiencing high levels of work stress, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
It’s always fascinating to see advances in automation and the inventiveness with which growers and machinery suppliers can increase production while minimizing inputs. Obvious benefits of mechanization include increased output per person, better product uniformity  and (in the absence of breakdowns or the need for adjustments) more consistent workflow and less downtime. Choosing to automate might simply be deciding if the job is so labour intensive that it simply won’t get done at all without automation.
Next month’s Green Industry Show and Conference in Edmonton, Nov. 18-19, will feature extended sessions within its education program.
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Too many employees muddying the waters?

Finding the perfect customer-to-employee ratio can be a delicate dance. Getting it wrong can alienate customers and cut into future sales. 
June 17, 2010, Calgary – “Today’s and Tomorrow’s Farms: Employment and Skills Development” was the theme surrounding a national forum held in Calgary this week, organized by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC).
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Three ways to
mentor millennials

An article in the May 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review claims “in four years, millennials — the people born between 1977 and 1997 — will account for nearly half the employees in the world.” How can you coach these young workers?
In the second of six articles for Greenhouse Canada, Grodan® Crop Consultant Andrew Lee provides an insight into the key features of stonewool substrates and describes how, by understanding the basic principles behind them, growers can gain maximum benefit from an applied irrigation strategy.

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