December 5, 2016

Why We’re Quitting (for the Season, Anyway)

We’re quitting! For the season, that is. We’ll be back! But Boreal offices will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. […]
December 5, 2016

The 5(ish) Products that Saved Our Business

We’ve mentioned that we’ll be out of the office for the 2016 Christmas holiday—but that doesn’t mean business shuts down completely. As Boreal has grown, we’ve […]
November 1, 2016

You’re Doing Safety Orientations All Wrong

How would your employees describe your company’s safety orientations? Interesting? Engaging? Or just something they had to sit through so they could start working? If that […]
November 1, 2016

Proof That Canadians Really Are the Toughest

Winter descends in Alberta this month, which means we’re all about to be bombarded with boring seasonal information to dress warmly and take appropriate breaks to […]
October 3, 2016

When Culture Meets Safety Culture

Canada has always been a diverse and inclusive country, and our workplaces are reflective of our general population. Different cultures mean different languages and viewpoints at […]
October 3, 2016

Qualified doesn’t mean competent

“What’s the difference between being qualified and being competent?” This was a question posed to us recently, and it’s a pretty important one. The terms aren’t […]
September 12, 2016

The world’s best safety glasses

Have you ever heard the claim on a job site that wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) makes workers less safe? I have. The idea seems to be […]
September 12, 2016

“Economic downturns have been good for us”: Ron Schram on how to leverage the boom-bust cycle

This month, we’re talking with Ron Schram of Schram Crane. Ron founded the company in 1997, which means it’s coming up 20 years in business! That doesn’t happen […]