OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Fall Protection for Workers at Heights

    July 19, 2016 by CSA Group

    New guide provides equipment-selection and safety strategies for managers

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    The Four Most Common Rooftop Fall Hazards

    July 13, 2016 by John Rexroad

    Rooftop falls are responsible for a third of fatal construction falls. Not only do rooftop falls happen often, but they are incredibly dangerous when they do. Often, those who fall are carrying heavy gear and falling from a less-than-optimal height:

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Fall-Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

    July 13, 2016 by Matrix Labour Leasing

    In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get hurt each year because of fall accidents. Fall accidents represent a large percentage of “lost-time injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards across Canada. More than just economic loss, falls also cause pain, suffering

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Falling Safely

    July 11, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    From construction, roofing and utilities to industrial factories and even transportation, falling from heights is a common danger in many sectors. Fall-arrest equipment, including shock-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines and full-body harnesses connected to anchors, has become mandatory for many professions

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Every Breath You Take

    June 17, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Of all the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) out there, respiratory protection may be the most diverse in terms of products. Part of the reason for that is the scope of occupations that are vulnerable to oxygen shortage

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Face Masks vs. Respirators

    June 14, 2016 by Kapil Gupta

    What’s the difference between face masks and respirators? This is a question we get asked quite often during our fit testing at Synergy Employment Services. It is also the cause of great confusion among users of respirators. There are countless

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    N95 Respirators vs. Surgical Masks: Protecting healthcare workers from respiratory infections

    June 3, 2016 by the Canadian Medical Association Journal

    Accumulated evidence does not indicate superiority of N95 respirators over surgical masks in protecting healthcare workers from contracting acute respiratory infections from patients, according to a systematic review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Since the outbreak of severe acute

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Know Your Foe

    June 3, 2016 by Jason Contant

    Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” Though he was known for his wit, Berra’s message regarding the importance of planning is no joking matter, particularly when it comes to occupational

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Gas Encounters of the Work Kind

    May 18, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Dangerous substances or impurities in the air are a common risk in many industries and professions, from oil and gas, power generation, mining and firefighting to emergency response and jobs involving dangerous materials. This hazard is not exclusive to work

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Combustible Gas Detection: Don’t Believe Everything You See and Hear!

    May 4, 2016 by Paul Kroes

    I was at a tank-repair facility when the client put the combustible-gas monitor sensor into the tank prior to welding. Upon receiving a zero per cent LEL reading, they wondered how it could be, when they were sure that there

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    What Is the Difference between Residential and Commercial Gas Detectors?

    May 4, 2016 by Rebecca Erickson

    And why should residential detectors NOT be used in commercial or industrial applications?

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Gas-Incident Preparation for Firefighters

    May 4, 2016 by Bruce Lake

    The fundamentals of using a four-gas monitor

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    The Power of Gloves

    April 20, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Hand protection, usually in the form of safety gloves, is a major part of the world of personal protective equipment (PPE) for work. It is easy to see why; hands are essential to almost every job out there, and they

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    The Future of Chemical Hand Protection

    April 12, 2016 by Dave Shutt

    For hand protection against acids, caustics, solvents, grease and oil, it is crucial that users don the proper product for their application. As there isn’t a single glove that protects against the thousands of chemicals and chemical combinations workers may

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    How Long Should Your Work Gloves Last?

    April 6, 2016 by Julie McFater

    Hardly anyone wants to make the same purchase again and again. But when it comes to the gloves that you wear for work day in and day out, replacement is normal. Surprised? Well, if you think about it, some gloves

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    Lending a Hand

    April 5, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    In many jobs, particularly those that involve operating machinery or handling dangerous substances, our hands are extremely vulnerable to injury. Hand protection, usually in the form of safety gloves, is a necessary tool for many workers across industries. “Injuries to

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    Login and Learn

    March 23, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Education methods of all kinds have evolved over time, but the Internet age has changed it in unprecedented ways. E-learning has made it convenient for students to study courses from any location, needing little more than a desktop or laptop

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    Finding the Best Online Safety Training Programs

    March 18, 2016 by BIS Training Solutions

    Under occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations, all employers have an obligation to ensure the workplace is safe. To make sure employees know how to stay safe on the job, employers must provide training to teach workers how to recognize

  • Overtime Uncategorized

    Fleet Logistics and AlertDriving Partner for Online Driver Training

    March 16, 2016 by Purchasing B2B

    Initiative designed to reduce collisions, personal injuries, operating costs and liability exposure.

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    Back to the Future

    March 3, 2016 by Carmelle Wolfson

    Technology moves so fast that it can sometimes be hard to keep up with it. In the world of safety training, digital shifts mean that courses are being offered in new ways. One such development that has the potential to