It’s Independence Day in Columbia (commemorating the country’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810).
Residential construction companies are being reminded they may receive surprise visits this summer from provincial safety inspectors with the power to issue tickets and shut work sites. Labour Minister Christina Gray announced yesterday Occupational Health and Safety has begun a new summer blitz, in which inspectors will be making more visits to building sites during evenings and weekends.
The health system should be a safe place for transgender people, where there is understanding and compassion. Yet, when people reach out for help they too often find doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are ill-informed, openly display prejudice and resist offering treatment and care. This discrimination and stigma can push transgender people away, leaving them at risk of further ill health.
An arbitrator has ruled that Alberta Union of Provincial Employees health care general support service workers will have a three-year collective agreement is retroactive to April 1, 2014, with a two-per-cent wage increase in the first and second year, and a one-per-cent increase in the third.
Residents of southern Alberta face a higher risk of getting West Nile Virus than those living elsewhere in the province. Of 680 cases recorded between 2003 and 2015 there were 480 in the south, 85 in Calgary, 74 in central Alberta, 31 in Edmonton and 10 in the north, according to data on Alberta Health’s website.
Chronic sinus infections are common and they can be hard to treat, but nasal irrigation with salt water may help prevent some sinus symptoms, according to a new study in the U.K.
In an editorial on poor sterilization procedures at an Edmonton clinic, the Edmonton Journal finds fault with Alberta’s health care system. “Albertans should expect a full glass from the health-care safety net,” the editorialist writes. Health warning: horrible mixed metaphors may raise some readers’ blood pressure.
United Nurses of Alberta