Employee treated for minor injuries
The North America and Europe distribution market for personal protective equipment (PPE) is expected to reach US$28.95 million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Shifting consumer trend towards online spending, coupled with growing connectivity across…
Buying the right personal protective equipment means safer workers, legal compliance and even a more profitable business
Given the sheer variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) available on the market today — not to mention the multiple selections within each product category — selecting the right safety gear for use in a workplace can be intimidating. Enter…
No apparent lasting effects on 11 workers
Calgary first responder recovered at home
Both drivers involved were on the job
Survey asked workers to report own symptoms
Ongoing study measuring efficacy of psychiatric service dogs
Proposed changes not good enough: ACPA
Victim died on scene after co-workers found him
Twelve per cent of positions unfilled nationwide
Hardhats are necessary in almost every industry. Miners, firefighters, electricians, plumbers, welders and loggers, among many others, need them as their first line of defence against possible head injuries on the job. Just like any other safety and personal protection…
I was researching industrial safety news when a recent workplace fatality in Singapore caught my eye. A viaduct that was under construction near an expressway collapsed on July 14, leaving one dead and 10 injured. This incident calls to mind…
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada came closer to reality on April 13, when the Justin Trudeau government introduced the Cannabis Act, or Bill C-45. While pot users across the country applaud the move, others have raised concerns about the effect that the proposed legislation would have on workplace safety.
Occupational cancers represent more than half of all work-related disease cases in established market economies, and global estimates of fatal occupational diseases put cancer as the top killer after circulatory disease and work accidents. These are some of the grim…
Safety professionals are used to contemplating worst-case scenarios, but it was a worker who had a front-row seat to the real thing at a southern Ontario construction site in early 2011. Fortunately, worst turned to best. A 3.5-metre-long aluminum beam…
“Bloomberg BNA” says contractors in the U.S. are ditching hardhats for a safer option — helmets. Will Canadians follow suit?
For a few extra bucks, Alec Caldwell argues, you should be wearing Type 2.
Victim sent to trauma facility