OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Keeping Eye Injuries at Bay

    March 13, 2018 by Jean Lian

    Eye injuries are not only common, but also costly. In addition to resulting in time loss from work and increased workers’ compensation premiums, it also takes a toll on one’s functionality and quality of life. Every day in Canada, 700

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    Protecting outdoor workers in cold weather

    November 17, 2017 by Resource Engineering & Maintenance

    Canadian winter months can bring frigid, sub-zero temperatures, and for those who work outdoors, exposure to the cold can be hazardous and put them at risk for injury. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recommends planning ahead

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    Warming To Protective Gear

    November 17, 2017 by Andrew D'Cruz

    On February 3, 1947, the tiny village of Snag in the Yukon set a record yet to be bested. With a week of cold air blowing in from Siberia, Snag netted the lowest air temperature ever recorded in Canada: -62.8

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    Staying Warm and Safe

    November 17, 2017 by OHS

    As winter sets in, outdoor workers need to reaquaint themselves with the art of dressing right and staying warm. Workers who are at risk of cold exposure span a gamut of industries that include construction, transportation, utilities and telecommunications, first

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    Cold Comfort

    November 17, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    When autumn winds down and temperatures begin to fall, people who work outdoors need extra protection from the cold weather, on top of whatever personal protective equipment (PPE) they are already wearing. Manufacturers are aware of this, and they know

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Safe and Sound

    October 11, 2017 by Jean Lian

    Communication relies on our ability not only to speak, but also to hear. Proper hearing protection is indispensable to protect the auditory faculties of those working in environments with high noise levels. Manufacturing, construction, food processing and oil and gas

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    Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Forestry

    October 10, 2017 by Budd Philips

    WorkSafeBC data collected by employers in 2015 from more than 150,000 hearing tests of workers in all industries in B.C. show noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is trending upwards among forestry workers — having increased from 11 to 20 per cent

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    Four Steps for Reducing Workplace Noise

    October 10, 2017 by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

    Noise affects virtually every workplace, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls, exposure to noise can lead to many issues. The most obvious impact is noise-induced hearing loss, but stress, hypertension, poor sleep, poor mental health and

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    Solutions for Minimizing Hearing Loss

    October 10, 2017 by Dennis Kaminski

    Millions of workers work every day in industrial environments. But ever wonder about the impacts of the constant noise pollution they experience on their hearing ability? Occupational hearing loss is severe. Just imagine going to work on a normal routine

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    Radians announces the opening of a new distribution centre in British Columbia

    September 26, 2017 by Radians

    MEMPHIS, TN — January 3, 2017 — Radians®, a global leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance personal protective equipment (PPE), is pleased to announce the opening of its new Canadian distribution centre in British Columbia, doing business as

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    North America and E.U. PPE Distribution Market worth $28.9 Billion by 2025

    September 13, 2017 by Grand View Research

    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

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    Play It Safe

    September 12, 2017 by Michael Power

    Buying the right personal protective equipment means safer workers, legal compliance and even a more profitable business

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    The Missing Link

    September 12, 2017 by Jason Contant

    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

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    Seven Factors to Consider for Selecting the Best Hardhat

    August 18, 2017 by Industrial Safety Supply Corporation

    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

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    A Safety Heads-Up

    August 16, 2017 by Jason Contant

    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

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    Are Safety Helmets Going to Replace Hardhats on Canadian Jobsites?

    August 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

    “Bloomberg BNA” says contractors in the U.S. are ditching hardhats for a safer option — helmets. Will Canadians follow suit?

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    What Kind of Hardhat Are You Wearing, Type 1 or Type 2?

    August 16, 2017 by Alec Caldwell

    For a few extra bucks, Alec Caldwell argues, you should be wearing Type 2.

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    Respirator Mask Fit-Testing FAQs

    July 20, 2017 by Allan M. Nolan

    Over the years, our office staff and trainers at Safety First Training have come across a whole array of questions related to mask fit testing. We have found that when our clients try research this topic, there is not a

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    Respiratory Safety: Keys to Protect Your Employees

    July 20, 2017 by Julie Copeland

    Respiratory illness can be serious and, in some cases, deadly. In today’s workforce, many workers are not properly protected and are at risk for respiratory illness. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about five million American workers

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    Proper Fit Is Key to Respiratory Safety

    July 14, 2017 by Theresa Whalen

    Grain dust, moulds, pollen, animal dander, soil dust and welding fumes are just a few of many farm-related respiratory hazards. Exposure can cause immediate and long-term respiratory illnesses, such as farmers’ lung, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other irreversible, incurable