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Company Spotlight – Allstar Enviro Safety

Arliss Levine is the safety advisor, trainer, and consultant for Allstar Enviro Safety which is a Calgary-based safety training company. Servicing Western Canada since 2000, Allstar offers 15 different learning programs and over 600 online seminars to help their clients build robust occupational health and safety programs. Owing to their diverse assemblage of courses and training opportunities, Allstar has remained a top choice in Western Canada.
Arliss has built her life around safety. She is authorized to serve as a trainer for Energy-Safety Canada, Red Cross, Built-Force Canada, and was actually one of the first female H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide) instructors in Canada. On top of that, she is CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) and NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) certified. With her impressive training background and credentials, it’s no surprise that Arliss has steered Allstar to the top of the safety industry.

In the last few years, Arliss has witnessed concerning trends in the Canadian safety industry, most notably with the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the positives – like handwashing and upgraded cleaning procedures – Arliss sees a shift in safety that could be quite dangerous. As the number of on-site workers needed to be reduced or modified in some capacity, this caused remaining individuals to take on extra roles. This is especially troublesome as fatigue can cause individuals to temporarily lose their safety awareness. Despite these unprecedented times, the Allstar team has been diligent in keeping people trained and safe as worksites change.
The adaptability of the Allstar team is tied to their training approach. By running smaller class sizes, students build a personal connection with the information that may save their lives one day. In addition, sprinkling the course with humour makes them more enjoyable, and ultimately, memorable. This attention to the students’ enjoyment has made Allstar a true success story and keeps clients coming back for more.
When thinking about the younger generation moving into the workforce, Arliss proclaims “one thing I always say to new people: if the company is picky, that’s good. Be particular about where you work and get relevant experience. There’s so much competition today so get as much training as you can to make your resumé stand out from the pack. Instead of an employer having to wait on you to be trained, you’re already prepared to start. This makes you a preferred candidate.”

 Arliss explained that Canada used to be at the top of safety, but we’re slowly losing international position. “To be competitive internationally, we need to bring our safety back up to the highest level. This can only be done by having well-trained people in all Canadian industries and spreading awareness about safety to others.”
To back up her views on safety awareness, she also founded an additional company known as Allstar Leads to assist companies with their marketing and promotional needs. Arliss aims to help bring new clients to businesses, and in a way, bring more people to safety.
 Allstar Enviro Safety continues to provide top-quality training to Western Canada. Arliss’ extensive knowledge, experience, and credentials in the safety industry is what drives the Allstar to be the only choice for your safety training needs.

Recent Confrontations with Wildlife in Alberta make the requirement for Training more imperative


Recent Confrontations with Wildlife in Alberta make the requirement for Training more imperative


By  Arliss T.E. Levine, CRSP, CHSC,BA, NEBOSH IOGC   Allstar Enviro Safety


  Canadian wilderness is famous for its beautiful scenery, open spaces and breathtaking wildlife.

While visiting outside of Urban areas, it is essential to incorporate safety measures, so that

your enjoyment is not interrupted by a wildlife encounter.

Recent sightings and confrontations with Wildlife in Alberta have pinpointed the problem of

dangerous confrontation.




More development is occurring for recreation, golf courses, housing and work. This is

encroaching on wildlife habitats and shrinking the area that provide food and cover for

animals.  Humans and wildlife, as a result, are encountering situations that were very

rare in previous decades.   Whenever we are out of the city, we are in Bear Country and must

be prepared for a sighting with wildlife.

Besides the interest in hiking, camping and using ATV’s, many employees are required to

be in remote areas to conduct work activities.  Worker Alone and Journey Management programs

are helpful in tracking their whereabouts, but training in Wildlife Awareness and being manned

with deterrents need to be part of a defensive program.

What is very disconcerting is that more sightings have been made within populated areas this

summer.  Recognizing that there are bears present in the Kananaskis, and in Banff and

surrounding environments is the first step to preventing a confrontation or predatory attack.


July, 2019 – A mother grizzly bear, protecting her cubs near Ghost River, Alberta attacked

A couple who were unlucky enough to stumble in her path. The casualty was sent to the

hospital after experiencing multiple puncture wounds and a fractured arm.  The conclusion

for this attack is to beware of the season where cubs are being born and the young are

out with their mothers,

July, 2019 –    The next day, in Canmore, Alberta  in the Low Line area. a bear attack to a cyclist

to hospital.  The cyclist could not bike as fast as a bear can run, which can be upwards of 40 miles

per hour. The result was serious, soft tissue injuries to her upper body and internal injury. The

woman told paramedics she and a friend came across the bear, which struck the woman as

the pair attempted to leave. Her friend used bear spray and the bear left, EMS said.

Summer, 2019  -A couple in the Waiparous area, in the NW area outside Calgary, were

attacked by a grizzly bear protecting her cubs. This left a woman with a broken arm and

  • home range in search of food and a safer environment
  • Forest fires, such as in Ft McMurray and High Level, Alberta have removed cover for animals and destroyed their food sources.
  • Rotting food from evacuated living areas has attracted wildlife to easy nutrition sources
  • 2019 has provided a healthy berry crop in the mountains.
  • Large amounts of tourists have left uncontained food to attract wildlife.
  • Off leash dogs will spot wildlife and start a chase, which can result in deadly consequences for our pets
  • Record numbers of visitors on omultiple puncture wounds.  After an investigation, Park officials decided not to put downthe bear, as it was acting defensively to shield its cubs.

    Summer, 2019 –    In Canmore, Alberta entered the  Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue

    causing the diners to leap up off their chairs in surprise. The bear ran out of the

    restaurant, with no resultant damage to anyone.



    • The habitat of many animals has been reduced in size and quality , forcing animals to leave their natural

    Those hiking by  trails, by our rivers and in our day use areas are coming into contact with wildlife by berry patches and fishing sights.


  • Bear Aversion Team – It’s the first year the province has hired two full-time wildlife 

technicians in K-Country.  These Forest Rangers are collaring some of the bears are

and tracking their movements which are monitored with GPS and with mapping

technology.  Alberta Environment and Parks in  Kananaskis Country Rangers are using  Radio Telemetry

  • Collaring bears with bad behaviours and tracking their movements
  • Use of Rubber slugs and deterrents to negatively condition bears who are habituated



food uncontained.


  • Other Rules and Educations for Tourists;


  1. Penalties for off -leash pets. Their yapping and chasing behaviours can cause wildlife to charge
  2. .Warning signs about bears roaming areas near tourists
  3. Pamphlets to provide tourists with warning signs of nearby wildlife


Understanding  when Wildlife may come into contact with Humans:

  • Mating Season – Males are aggressive and Territorial
  • Birthing Season – Moms are defensive of their cubs
  • Hibernation – When animals come out of hibernation, they are hungry, dazed and will attack if confronted.
  • Encountering the cache where the animal stores its food. Wildlife will defend their food source.
  • Entering what animals consider to be their territory
  • Predatory and Confrontational behaviours of animals



.New requirements to complete a course on Wilderness Awareness Level 2 are the result of

attacks in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta.  One lady on an Oil Sands site was killed by

a Predatory bear in front of other workers, while entering an outhouse.


Education will be focused on safety for personnel as well as the animal’s rights to be in wilderness areas which is their habitat.

  • Appreciation for our many unique wildlife species from a distance, so that avoidance and awareness does not result in a confrontation.
  • How to set up camps and worksites to protect animals from entering and causing damage.




Occupational Health and Safety has required Employers to conduct a hazard assessment of the worksite. (Alberta labour Part 2 of Code) This helps to determine if a danger of a confrontation exists and inform affected workers.

Students will learn to understand animal awareness, how to identify different species of bears, and be prepared in case of a real-life encounter. Level one and part of level two is classroom based.


Allstar Enviro Safety offers several types of courses to train your staff:

A|) Online – Bear Awareness Training online



  1. B) Classroom – Bear Awareness and Avoidance Level 1 – Theory


Bear Awareness and Avoidance Level 2  – Theory  and use of Inert Bear Spray


Wildlife Awareness Level 1 – Theory


Wildlife Awareness Level 2- Theory and use of Inert Bear Spray


Group training can be done at your facility or ours.

Please contact us to ensure the practical components will meet the course requirements since deterrents may be used.


Bear Awareness and Avoidance topics include:

  • Black Bears and Grizzly Bears and differences in appearance and home ranges
  • Information about bear behaviour and ecology
  • How to identify bears signs, species and prevent encounters from occurring
  • How to predict defensive, non-defensive, and predatory behaviours and deal with bear encounters.
  • Responses to bear encounters and the warning signs.
  • The use of bear spray and other non-lethal deterrents in a safe manner.
  • Deterrent storage and. Safe work procedures, use of a holster, SDS sheets and location, transport of aerosols, and practice.

Wildlife Awareness topics include: 

Ungulates (moose, deer, caribou, elk), Cougars, Wolves, Black and Grizzly Bears and other wildlife impacting the work area.

  • The information from the Bear Awareness course, including predatory and
  • Confrontational behaviours, home ranges, and physical differences
  • . Learn avoidance procedures as well as proper reactions to a series of different wildlife and survival techniques.
  • The importance to our society of the existence of the Canadian wilderness
  • Use of a hierarchy of controls such as proactive ones, audio, contact and behavioural controls. for wildlife encounters.
  • Information on common wildlife and possible encounters such as Cougars, wolves, and deer.


Level one is theory and classroom- based.

Level two has practical components, including introduction to non- lethal deterrents and practice with inert bear spray

In conclusion, we can admire our natural habitat and wildlife in Canada without a confrontation. To avoid the dangers of an attack, enroll in a safety course today.


Allstar Enviro Safety 4032141558


Basic Rigger & Signalman Online Course




safety mom online courseAn OSHA-Compliant training course online for riggers and signalers. I-CAB Recognized. This basic rigger and signaler class covers an introduction to rigging, determining load weight, sling angles and stresses, center of gravity, basic hitches, sling types, lifting hardware, below-the-hook-devices, verbal communication, and hand signals. Quiz questions along the way prepare the trainee for the final written examination. Upon completion, gain access to and print off your test, certificate, and a checklist which can be used by your employer to administer the required practical observation.


The exercise workbook and rigging reference card for this training will be available for download upon purchase.


This course also includes practical exam guides and examination helps, as well as hand signal and rigging poster files, which can be accessed and used by your employer after the written exam for the purpose of administering the required practical examination.



To help employers or to help operators complete OHS-compliant rigger and signalman training and properly record it. This basic rigger and signaler class covers an introduction to rigging, determining load weight, sling angles and stresses, center of gravity, basic hitches, sling types, lifting hardware, below-the-hook-devices, verbal communication, and hand signals, and more.



This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessment participants.



  • Section 1: Introduction, Load Weights
  • Section 2: Angles, Stresses, COG
  • Section 3: Sling Hitches, Sling Types
  • Section 4: Rigging Hardware, Lifting Devices
  • Section 5: Communication, Conclusion
  • Examinations
    • Rigger/Signaler Final Exam
    • Rigger/Signaler Practical Exam



Approximately 3 hours



Quizzes conducted throughout this course are designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.



Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.




Articulated Boom Truck (Knuckle Booms) Online Course $99.95

Price:$99.95MORE INFO

safety mom online courseIn our highly mechanized world, cranes are the workhorses that have increased economic growth and productivity in construction, mining, logging, maritime, production and service facilities.

Mobile cranes are versatile machines that can be used for many job applications from loading and unloading materials to placing those materials or personnel at heights hundreds of feet high.

Mobile cranes come in all sizes. From large all terrain cranes used to lift loads in excess of 75 tons to small capacity utility truck cranes used for lifting much smaller loads, training is needed to ensure safe operation and productivity.

During this training we will cover the anatomy of the crane and stress the importance of inspecting it each day before it is put into service.

safety mom transportation courseARTICULATED BOOM TRUCK COURSE TOPICS

Stability & Setup
Final Exam


ARTICULATED BOOM TRUCK ONLINE COURSE ASSESSMENT: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

ARTICULATED BOOM TRUCK ONLINE COURSE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.


Air Brakes Online Course




safety mom online courseThis Online Air Brake Program is designed as a refresher and study aid for those individuals who are going to be writing their Alberta Air Brake Exam at a registry. The program is also ideal for individuals or corporations with employees who need or would like a good refresher program.


The program comes in 4 sections: Sections 1 & 2 represents the full Alberta Curriculum; Section 3 is a set of interactive activities to enhance the learner experience and Section 4 are practice tests. Students are allowed to move back and forth through all the material at will, allowing easy access for individual review topics. The user creates their own experience.


This program can be employed in a number of ways:

  1. Understand the cost of driving drowsy
  2. As a preview before taking your Alberta Air Brake Program
  3. As preparation for your Alberta Air Brake written test (Alberta Registries test after an actual air brake program)
  4. As a great review for anyone or any company with employees who require or would like an air brake refresher.


Section One: Air Brake Curriculum Part 1

  1. Introduction
    1. Program Outline
  2. Air Brake Pretrip
    1. Reservoirs Full
    2. Reservoirs Empty
  3. Airbrake System Overview
  4. Supply System
  5. Service System
  6. Park Brakes
  7. Tractor / Trailer
  8. System Failures


Section Two: Air Brake Curriculum Part 2

  1. Foundation Brakes and Adjustment
  2. Air Operated Disc Brakes
  3. Driving Tips
    1. Braking
    2. Retarders
    3. Icy Roads
    4. Downgrades
      1. On Highways
      2. Pre-hill Inspections
      3. In Town
      4. Runaway Lanes
  4. Anti-Lock Braking Systems
  5. Automatic Traction Control


Section Three: Activities

  1. General Introduction
  2. Pretrip Activity
  3. Supply System Activity
  4. Service System Activity
  5. Park Brake Activity
  6. Tractor / Trailer Activity
  7. System Failure Activity
  8. Foundation Brake Activity


Section Four: Practice Tests

  1. Practice Exam One
  2. Practice Exam Two

This program was developed by Dr. Randy Flemmer who has over 30 years of driver education and fleet safety experience.




AIR BRAKES ONLINE ASSESSMENT: The FSI Online Air Brake Program is designed as a refresher and study aid for those individuals who are going to be writing their Alberta Air Brake Exam at a registry.

The program has no final exam, but includes sample exams and activities as well.


AIR BRAKES ONLINE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.



Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts Online Course



safety mom online courseAerial lift platforms are great tools to conduct work at heights and increase production efficiency. These machines lift personnel, tools and materials, from 10-12 feet in the air to as high as 100 feet.


Successful completion of this course will result in familiarization with various types of aerial lifts, increased knowledge of how to set up and safely operate them, and recognition and avoidance of the most common hazards associated with their use.



This course:

  • Looks at different types of lifts and their anatomy
  • Shows why it’s important to conduct a thorough pre-shift inspection each day before putting a lift into service
  • Looks at aerial lift stability and the importance of knowing the machine’s capacity
  • Emphasizes the importance of planning each lift and setting up the machine properly to avoid hazards and obstacles around the work site
  • Identifies the six most common hazards associated with aerial lift operation and explains how to recognize, avoid or minimize them



AERIAL LIFTS AND SCISSOR LIFTS ONLINE TEST: Testing conducted throughout this online Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion.


AERIAL LIFTS AND SCISSOR LIFTS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.



Advanced Rigging Online Course

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safety mom online courseThe Advanced Rigging Course is made up of six half-hour, stand-alone modules — a total of three hours of total run-time. The individual half-hour modules may also be purchased as a stand-alone product.


Master Rigger’s Reference Card Orientation
Winches and Blocks
Load Turning
Levers, Jacking, and Rolling
Chain Hoists and Load Drifting
Off-Level Pick Points


Approximately 3 hours


Quizzes conducted throughout this course are designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 70% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Cargo Securement Flatbeds Online Course


Everyone who pulls a flatbed for a living knows that properly securing cargo to a trailer is key to safe and profitable operation. This online Cargo Securement Flatbeds course explains valuable ways to prevent load loss, trip delays, increased insurance rates, injury, and damage to cargo, vehicles and property.



  • Why cargo securement is important
  • What federal regulations mean to drivers and carriers
  • How cargo securement affects CSA scores
  • Working load limits
  • Direct and indirect tie-downs
  • Proper cargo loading and securement techniques
  • Performing pre-trip and en route flatbed and cargo inspections
  • Best practices for securing common commodities



Approximately 90 minutes


Testing conducted in this online Cargo Securement Flatbeds course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

mobile compliant

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Fall Protection Engineering And Design

Commercial and Industrial Workplaces

Fall protection engineering plays a role in the construction of any commercial or industrial workplace. As falls account for 14% of fatal workplace injuries and over 20% of disabling injuries, it behooves businesses to implement measures equal to or surpassing the standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The failure to meet fall protection standards is the second most common OSHA violation, just behind failures in scaffolding and general requirements.

 Workplace Provisions

Under OSHA workplace provisions, employers have a duty to provide fall protection in any situation offering a fall hazard. The provisions require an employer to ascertain the structural integrity and strength of any surface workers will walk or work upon, implement one of several appropriate options to protect against fall hazards, and provide workers with fall protection training.

The OSHA guidelines allow for a wide range of fall protection designs, depending on potential fall heights, the work being done on the at-risk surface, and other factors. Guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, and safety nets cover most needs. Other solutions include positioning devices, safety monitoring systems, and warning line systems. Some jobsites require additional measures, typically a combination of two or more systems.


Guardrails are the most common form of fall protection, and are found in almost every workplace. OSHA standards require toprails and midrails to be thick enough to prevent cuts, be at least 42 inches tall, and be capable of withstanding 200 pounds of force in any direction.

Personal fall arrest systems work by connecting a worker to an anchor point via a body harness. Anchorages, connectors, lifelines, and deceleration systems are all held to exact standards of engineering. All parts of the system must be capable of withstanding several thousand pounds of force, and the maximum distance of a free fall, and the force exerted during a fall, must not exceed certain levels.

Similar to personal fall arrest systems, positioning device systems attach workers to an anchor point via a body belt or harness. However, positioning device systems can only allow free falls of two feet or less. Engineering standards for dee-rings, snaphooks, and other connectors remain the same as for personal fall arrest systems.

Safety Net Systems

Safety net systems, installed as close as is practical beneath a work surface up to a maximum of thirty feet, catch workers in reinforced, frequently inspected nets. These nets must be capable of holding up to 5,000 pounds, must be inspected weekly, and must have mesh openings of less than 36 square inches. They must extend out beyond the furthest point of the work surface, with the extension minimum increasing the further below the surface the net begins.

Fall protection engineering companies offer design and consultation services for implementing these measures and others. Qualified firms can produce custom solutions for any jobsite and typically have a broad understanding of many applicable safety standards, such as those of OSHA, IWCA (International Window Cleaning Association), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), and ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers). By working with a fall protection engineering firm, employers can be certain of their compliance with all standards despite any special considerations of their jobsite.

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Top Ten Construction Safety Standards To Live By

Safety Standard #1: Adhere to OSHA Rules

A lot accidents can occur at a construction site, which means executing and pressing safety rules should be the most important objective of all construction projects. For employers to accomplish this, they must adhere to the established regulations of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Safety Standard #2: Establish Site Safety Management

The utilization of site management and safe-site management can drastically improve safety awareness among the employees and will aid promoting a work site that is free of hazards and accidents, conducing to a productive and very efficient construction project.

Safety Standard #3: Protective Equipment is A Must

Safety equipment must be issued to employees by the employer to ensure the safety of human life. On the list of safety equipment are, but not limited to:

safety goggles
steel-toe boots
durable gloves
utility belt
proper face masks

Safety Standard #4: Have a Safe Place to Store Things

Break areas and rest areas are essential for the health of workers. Every work site should have a suitable place for workers to store food, beverages, and other items.

Safety Standard #5: Access to Clean Running Water

Per OSHA rules, employers are required to provide their worker with an area that has clean water for washing utensils, hands, and other objects. Moreover, the water must be suitable to drink without causing illness to those with access.

Safety Standard #6: Have a Place to Boil Water

There should be a space for workers to have access to that would allow them to boil water for sterilization purposes or food preparation. This aids in the cleanliness of the facility and promotes excellent sanitary practices.

Safety Standard #7: Must Have a Place to Eat Meals

In addition to having a place to store food and boil water, it is imperative that the employee allocate space for workers to sit and eat their meals. This space has to be out of harm’s way.

Safety Standard #8: Workers Need to Have Access to Restrooms

Employers must provide adequate access to restrooms with working toilets, or Port-A-Potty for waste management purposes. Restrooms must be well ventilated and have a door so workers can have privacy.

Safety Standard #9: Safety Precautions for Workers Above Ground

OSHA has established a set of rules for workers who operate at different heights. By installing equipment support systems, the employer will be providing safety measures to prevent any individual from falling to their death, in addition to lessening the severity of possible injuries.

Safety Standard #10: Guard Rails and Other Measures

Scaffold platform that incorporates a double guard rail must be used to prevent workers from falling from lethal heights. Safety nets in the construction site should be used to reducing the distance and impact of a fall, and drastically reducing injuries, casualties, and liability.

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