Brad Hestbak

Brad Hestbak is a communications advisor, fundraiser, and writer. His career has included leadership roles at several post-secondary institutions throughout Alberta, including Athabasca University, Medicine Hat College, and the University of Alberta. He lives on a small farm alongside the Athabasca River, approximately 225 km north of Edmonton, with too many dogs, horses, and donkeys.

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Yellow and black safety floor tape Yellow and black safety floor tape Yellow and black safety floor tape Yellow and black safety floor tape


Floor marking tape can be used to communicate warnings, organize items, and manage floor traffic. Learn how to find the safety tape that...

A well-planned training program can strengthen safety culture and improve safety buy-in A well-planned training program can strengthen safety culture and improve safety buy-in A well-planned training program can strengthen safety culture and improve safety buy-in A well-planned training program can strengthen safety culture and improve safety buy-in


Your training program is a unique opportunity to shape employee attitudes and behaviors. These six steps will help you get the most out of...

Coughing is the first symptom of silicosis Coughing is the first symptom of silicosis Coughing is the first symptom of silicosis Coughing is the first symptom of silicosis


Silicosis is an incurable condition that results from exposure to silica dust. Learn more about the disease, its treatment, and prevention...

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Deciding where to locate your muster point is just the beginning. Find out what else you need to do to keep everyone safe.

Empowering your team for safety Empowering your team for safety Empowering your team for safety Empowering your team for safety


Safety isn't a solo activity. Here are 7 ways to empower your whole team to take charge of safety in their workplace.

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How can we promote a safety culture for our remote teams? How can we promote a safety culture for our remote teams? How can we promote a safety culture for our remote teams? How can we promote a safety culture for our remote teams?


Developing a safety culture with your remote team is all about connecting employees to your safety program through best practice...