OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Breathing Easy

    July 14, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    No matter what kind of work is being done, a worker always has to keep breathing. Sometimes, that can be difficult in an environment that is short of oxygen, or one in which the dust of harmful substances is present

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    The Heat Is On

    June 26, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    Summer’s here, and the time is right for working in the street — or, at least, in the great outdoors. With the warmer weather of the spring and summer months comes an increase in outdoor work in construction, road improvement,

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Three Stages of Heat Stress and How to Treat Them

    June 20, 2017 by Machinery and Equipment MRO

    During a heat wave, workers who stay outdoors for long periods of time during the day run the risk of succumbing to heat-related illnesses. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses is important in ensuring your workers’ safety. St.

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    Cool Tools for Keeping Cool

    June 20, 2017 by Duane Craig

    Keeping cool working in the hot sun is best left to a very brisk, cool, dry breeze. That’s not going to happen. But there are some products that can help out. As you might expect, there are many options for keeping

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    Hi-Vis Cooling Products – Staying Cool When the Job Heats Up

    June 20, 2017 by Hi-Vis Supply

    We know that there are a good number of workers whose jobs mandate the use of high-visibility gear — and more specifically, we know that a lot of those jobs also require working outdoors. With summer quickly approaching, the temperatures

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    Fit-and-Forget, Four-Gas, Portable Monitor

    May 23, 2017 by Resource Engineering & Maintenance

    Honeywell has announced the BW Clip4, a new four-gas, portable monitor that, once turned on, can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, helping customers boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs. Ideal

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    Do H2S Monitors Belong on Swine Farms?

    May 10, 2017 by Madonna Benjamin, Beth Ferry, Jerry May, Tom Guthrie, Shelby Burlew, Dr. Ron Bates and Dale Rozeboom

    Should hydrogen-sulfide monitors be worn on swine production sites during manure transfer?

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    The Problems with Calibrating to Pentane

    May 10, 2017 by Steve Clark and Connor Hadaway

    Calibrate for the gas most likely to be found in the field to ensure safety

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    It’s a Gas

    May 10, 2017 by Jeff Cottrill

    There are many jobs in which workers risk inhaling dangerous gases or impurities. This is particularly true of work in confined spaces. Gas-detection or instrumentation devices that test the air quality of workspaces prevent workers from being canaries in a

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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.