OHS Canada Magazine


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    Industrial-Gloves Market Expected to Reach $9.7 Billion by 2020

    April 11, 2017 by Bill Roebuck

    According to a report by Allied Market Research titled World Industrial Gloves Market — Opportunities and Forecast, 2014-2020, global sales of industrial gloves will reach US$9.7 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8 per cent

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    Four Things to Consider When Buying Multi-Use Gloves

    April 11, 2017 by Frank MacDonald

    It would be great to find one glove that works for every application, but just look at the number of activities going on in industries like the automotive sector, manufacturing or construction, and finding multi-use gloves can be challenging. But

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    Best Practices for Reducing Hand Injuries

    April 11, 2017 by Joe Tavenner

    It’s a common joke that duct tape can fix anything. We often believe our hands can do the same. When we don’t have a wrench, our hands fit the bill. Can’t get into a location with a standard tool? Our

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    All Hands on Deck

    April 6, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    Of all the body parts that can get injured in many jobs, the hands are among the most vulnerable. Laceration, burns, even impact and pressure are some of the ways in which workers can hurt their hands. That is why

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    Beware of Fall-Protection Gear Packaged in Buckets

    March 21, 2017 by Alec Caldwell

    Recently, I watched a contractor walk out of a big-box store carrying two fall-protection systems in sealed buckets. When he gets around to opening them, he will find the following items: a temporary anchor, a lifeline, a rope grab, a lanyard

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    Ten Safety Tips for Working at Heights

    March 21, 2017 by John Braun

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    New Fall-Protection Product from Honeywell Reduces Risk of Severed Lifelines for Workers at Heights

    March 14, 2017 by Honeywell Industrial Safety

    SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 1, 2017 — Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a new line of personal fall limiters (PFLs) designed to prevent a severed lifeline and to protect a worker in the event of a fall, which could lead to severe

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    Heading for a Fall

    March 14, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    For people who work at heights, falls are a common cause of both injuries and fatalities — not only in the construction industry, but also in industrial workplaces, transportation and many other sectors. According to statistics from the Association of

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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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    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