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2009 Autumn

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Bridging the gap
Construction on Edmonton's Quesnell Bridge and Fox Drive started in March of 2009. Leader In Safety is proud to be working along side ConCreate USL on the project scheduled for completion in November 2010.

"We're working on two bridges, the widening and reconstruction of roads and ramps, a storm water retention pond and several retaining walls, all at the same time. It's a complex project with many different companies working together and keeping safety as the number one priority," says Leader In Safety' Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Scott Ferbrache.

In addition to safety management and keeping the City of Edmonton in the loop with project updates, Ferbrache ensures all the paperwork; job documentation, training records, experience and ConCreate USL sub-contractors Environmental Health and Safety Programs are in place for each of the companies and workers on the job site.

"We average about 10 companies and 70 workers on site every day. To date, approximately 125 workers have worked well over 100,000 man hours with just 3 minor first aids and no lost time."
Scott Ferbrache, Leader In Safety

Currently the westbound lanes are being reconstructed. The sandblasting and steel reinforcement are complete and expansion is underway to allow for more lanes. Once the westbound lanes are completed this winter, work will begin on the eastbound lanes.

If the shoe fits
The 14 horseshoe structures on the Whitemud Drive retaining wall was done for more than just for aesthetics. It's actually a cost effective way to maintain strength and reduce materials.

Crossing over
The Quesnell Bridge in Edmonton has over 120, 000 commuters a day and over 10, 000 vehicles every hour during peak times. It also sees about 4,000-5,000 pedestrian and cyclist trips per week.

The Quesnell Bridge was built in 1967. This reconstruction project will increase its life span by up to 50 years and extend the life span of the Fox Drive Overpass by nearly 75 years. The widened bridge will include three lanes, plus auxiliary lanes, and widened shoulders in both directions. These additional lanes will enhance traffic flow and improve traffic safety.

WHMIS training
Professional safety training from Leader In Safety reduces or eliminates employee and contractor incidences on site. We work with your organization in areas of daily operations, standards for excellence, corporate policies, equipment use and emergency response.

MOL safety blitz
The Ministry's current focus is on hazards involving handling, labeling and storage of disinfecting chemicals, dry cleaning solvents, metal - working fluids and detergents.

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Any project, any size, anywhere in the world, Leader In Safety is there to minimize risks, make the job site safe for employees and protect your company's bottom line.

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Special thanks to the City of Edmonton and ConCreate USL for their assistance with the information in this newsletter.


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