OHS Canada Magazine


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    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

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    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?

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    Gas-Incident Preparation for Firefighters

    May 4, 2016 by Bruce Lake

    The fundamentals of using a four-gas monitor

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Don’t Take Work Contaminants Home with You

    February 16, 2016 by UniFirst

    Why home laundering may not be the best choice for work wear

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    Working Outside? How to Guard against Cold Injuries

    February 11, 2016 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

    Plant workers that have to head outdoors in sub-zero temperatures to perform tasks need to plan their winter work wardrobes carefully to avoid “cold” injuries. To stay safe and dry, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety recommends that

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    Canadian Safety Clothing Line Gets National Distribution

    February 11, 2016 by Bill Roebuck

    MONTREAL — Wajax Industrial Components has been named the exclusive national distributor of Apparel Solutions International safety clothing, offering easy access to apparel with Flame Resistant (FR) and Arc Flash (AR) ratings. The FR and AR products distributed under the

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    Donning for Danger

    February 11, 2016 by Jeff Cottrill

    Protective apparel is a broad category that encompasses fire-resistant (FR) gear and garments, as well as clothing that shields workers from the elements. It also comes in a variety of forms, including frocks, jackets, overalls, gowns, laboratory coats and even

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    These Boots Are Made for Workin’

    November 3, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    Industrial work environments pose hazards to all areas of an employee’s body, and feet are no exception. That’s why safety footwear, primarily hard boots, are mandatory for jobs in sectors like construction, factory work, forestry and any other industry in

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    BlueMed Introduces a New Line of Resistant Shoe Covers

    November 2, 2015 by BlueMed

    MONTREAL — BlueMed, a leading manufacturer of shoe covers in Canada, has introduced a new line of shoe covers for the more demanding needs of protection. This line of shoe covers comprises two new vibrant products named “Lilly” and “Rave”.

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    Breaking In Work Boots: Dos and Don’ts

    October 29, 2015 by Magnum Essential Equipment

    Do you need to break in new work boots? Only if being comfortable in your work boots is important to you. When you break in new working boots, the boots literally conform to the shape of your feet. The majority of new boots will not perfectly fit your feet straight out of the box, but you can get the perfect fit by following a few best practices.

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    New Safety-Footwear Website and Improved Online Shopping Experience: Making It Easy to Be Safe

    October 28, 2015 by Mister Safety Shoes Inc.

    NORTH YORK, Ont. — Mister Safety Shoes Inc. is proud to announce the birth of the company’s newly evolved website at, which is designed to help consumers and managers in human resources and occupational safety management search for and

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    Eyes Wide Showered

    October 6, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    When hazardous materials or small particles get in a worker’s eye, there’s a good chance that he or she will suffer permanent corneal damage or even lose eyesight ability — unless the substance can be flushed out right away. That’s