OHS Canada Magazine


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    FR Winter Coat Considerations

    February 13, 2017 by Andrew Metzger

    FR winter-wear season is upon us, and you don’t want to get left out in the cold! What are some of the features you need to look for in your perfect piece of flame-resistant outerwear that will keep you warm

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    Five Life-Saving Facts You May Not Know about Flame-Resistant Fabrics

    February 10, 2017 by Michael J. Schoonover

    Considering how vital flame-resistant (FR) fabrics are in protecting workers in hazardous environments, there is a great deal of misinformation and marketing hype surrounding the topic. Both workers and employers need assurance that the protective garments they choose provide a high degree

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    Flammable Materials You Should Never Wear on the Job

    February 8, 2017 by Mark Saner

    While some are concerned with how they look when they get dressed for work, a large portion of the workforce has to consider the functionality of their work clothes. For some, that means wearing flame-resistant (FR) clothing on the job.

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    Dressed for Fire

    February 8, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    For many people, getting dressed for work does not mean donning a shirt and a tie or a blouse and a jacket. The proper attire for employees who work with open flames, electrical equipment, flammable materials and other potential fire

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    The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    December 14, 2016 by Clark Seif Clark

    Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye

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    Common Reasons for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Station Noncompliance

    December 13, 2016 by EmergencyShowers.com

    Industrial and chemical workplaces are required, by law, to meet all safety expectations and take the necessary precautions to ensure that the work environment reflects the industry. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) outlines requirements specifically for the placement, installation

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    Do Dental Offices Need to Have Emergency Eyewash Stations?

    December 13, 2016 by Sandie Baillargeon

    This is one of the questions asked by several dental offices, even though the risks of an eye injury occurring in a dental office are quite high. Dentists are obliged to exercise due diligence in taking every reasonable measure to

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    Flushed Away

    December 13, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Eyesight is key in guiding us through our daily activities, both in life and at work. But our eyes are also vulnerable to injury and potential vision loss if they are not shielded from harm. For this reason, eye protection

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    High-Visibility Winter Headwear

    November 17, 2016 by Hi-Vis Supply

    As temperatures begin to drop, you might find yourself grabbing a hat on your way out to work. While any type of hat will keep you warm throughout a cold workday, only a high-visibility hat offers an extra level of

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    Cold-Weather Protection: Top Seven Tips on How to Prevent Frostbite

    November 15, 2016 by Mila Adamovica

    Folks experienced in working under harsh conditions are usually great at keeping themselves warm. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to review some cold-weather-protection basics with your workers before the temperature hits extremes. Now is a good time to hold

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    Select the Best Work Gloves for Cold Weather

    November 15, 2016 by Julie McFater

    Whether you’re in Yukon or at the North Pole, wearing proper personal protective equipment is nothing short of vital when you’re working outside. Finding reliable hand protection to wear on cold days is especially important, since nearly all jobs heavily

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    The Big Chill

    November 15, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Winter is back, and outdoor workers need to bundle up to guard themselves from seasonal chill. But full protection is not as simple as donning parkas, toques, gloves, scarves and boots. Cold-weather work wear needs to allow users to do

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    Choosing the Right Lens Tint for Your Safety Glasses

    October 11, 2016 by SPI Health and Safety

    Eye protection against thrown objects, dust or splashing had been for a long time the main, if not the only, function of safety glasses. Medical and technological breakthroughs allowed us to understand the adverse effects of the light on the

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    Ten Eye-Injury Pitfalls to Watch for at Work

    October 11, 2016 by Michelle Morra

    Wear your safety glasses. It’s a simple rule, and one that workers obey more than ever thanks to awareness campaigns, enforcement and the wide array of technologically advanced, funky-looking protective eyewear on the market today. Yet many Canadian eyes remain

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    Eye Spy Safety

    October 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

    Let’s be clear. The main function of safety eyewear, as its name implies, is to protect. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the importance of comfort, design and clarity — attributes that can work individually or as a

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    For Your Eyes Only

    October 11, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Eyes are among our most vulnerable organs. The risk of injuring our windows to the soul is even higher for those who are exposed to projectiles, dust, gases, wood pellets and chemicals on the job. As such, safety glasses and

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    Personal Protective Equipment: Prevent high cost of hearing loss in the workplace

    September 14, 2016 by Kelly Martin

    Work-related hearing loss is a critical health and safety issue that affects about 25 per cent of the workforce, who are exposed to hazardous noise on the job. The good news is that occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is 100

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    Hearing Protection Requirements in Pulp and Paper

    September 14, 2016 by Bill Sokol

    As in other process industries, the issue of hearing protection in the pulp and paper industry is made more complex by the fact that employers must not only protect their workers’ hearing, but also the purity of their product. In

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    Hear for Tomorrow

    September 13, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

    Sound can be transformed into the unsound when excessive: too much noise, too much vibration, even too much exposure to solvents can lead to hearing loss that no amount of second-guessing will restore. A whole host of controls should be

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    Hear, There and Everywhere

    September 13, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Loud noise is present in many work environments. Think of people who work at airports and construction sites, or in factories, forestry and the resources sector, even at entertainment venues or schools packed with crowds. As hearing damage is permanent