OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Safety Training: Making It Stick

    August 26, 2015 by Tony Geng

    Many contextual variables affect the impact of a training initiative. Components of both the training itself and the individual will affect the efficacy of training, usually on four levels. Training efficiency depends on: Reaction Learning Behaviour Results The methodology used

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    Safety Specialist Website Launched by MRO Distributor

    August 19, 2015 by Bill Roebuck

    BIRMINGHAM, AL — Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has introduced one of several new knowledge websites: Designed as an information hub, the Mi Safety Specialist site offers valuable resources to the

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    Skills for Safety: Training employees to drive more carefully

    August 19, 2015 by Gerry Frechette

    It is common business practice to take a bottom-line approach to the operation of a fleet of vehicles. Cost-benefit analysis applies to just about every aspect of acquiring, operating and disposing of vehicles used for business purposes. But what about

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    Keep A-head of Hazards

    August 4, 2015 by Dan Birch

    Welding carries with it a host of potential hazards that demand careful consideration, even before arc meets metal. Depending on the welding process employed, issues such as ergonomics, noise, electric shock, bright light, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, toxic fumes and gases

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    Getting a Head Start on Protection

    August 4, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    Head protection for workers has come a long way over the past 50 years. Today, it’s unthinkable for a worker even to think of stepping on a construction site without some kind of hard hat or helmet. But there was

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    A Word about Police Officers and Hard Hats on Construction Sites

    July 29, 2015 by Alec Caldwell

    The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario has very strict laws about construction hats on construction sites. Laws the cops flout at will, while they work on the side for extra bucks. Have you seen police officers in the

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    Honeywell Introduces Fibre-Metal® Roughneck P1 Full-Brim Fiberglass Hard Hat for Heavy-Duty Head Protection Even in Extreme Temperatures

    July 27, 2015 by Honeywell Safety Products

    SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Honeywell announced today the Fibre-Metal Roughneck P1 Hard Hat, a full-brim, fiberglass hard hat designed to provide heavy-duty head protection even in extreme temperatures. The P1 is the latest addition to Honeywell’s Roughneck series of injection-molded fiberglass

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    Safety and Ladders

    June 30, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    A ladder is a very simple and convenient piece of equipment for numerous industries, particularly construction, but also utilities and any other sector involving work at heights. Yet ladders can also be very dangerous – and most of the danger

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    Ladder Safety: Supervisor Responsibilities

    June 25, 2015 by WorkSafeBC

    As a supervisor, you play a key role in making sure the workers under your supervision use ladders safely. Here are some of the things you must do. Make sure suitable equipment is provided Ladders may be suitable for: accessing

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    Enhanced Ladder-Stabilization Product to Reduce Ladder Movement

    June 17, 2015 by Monkeyrack Products

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Monkeyrack Products LLC is pleased to announce an enhanced ladder-stabilization product capable of delivering life-saving benefits for extension-ladder users. Extension ladders continue to be one of the most dangerous tools used and misused by workers and homeowners.

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Ladder Accidents Increase in Summer

    June 17, 2015 by MRO Magazine

    Summer is a prime time for ladder-related injuries, according to industry research. The likelihood of having an accident involving a ladder increases from June to September, compared to winter months. “More than 95 per cent of all ladder incidents are

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    Flame-Resistant Apparel in the Oil and Gas Industry

    June 8, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is a must for any occupations that put workers at risk of burns from hydrocarbon flash fires and electric arcs. One of the top markets for FR apparel is the oil and gas sector, in which sudden,

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    Understanding the Challenges of Managing an Effective Flame-Resistant-Clothing Program

    June 5, 2015 by Mount Vernon FR

    Managing an effective company-wide flame-resistant-clothing (FRC) program is a challenging task for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professionals – the costs are high, and the risks are great. Direct costs (medical care, recovery and rehabilitation, disability, job retraining) and indirect

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    How to Stay Cool While Wearing FR Clothes

    May 29, 2015 by Mark Saner

    With summer right around the corner, there’s no better time to start preparing to keep yourself and your workers safe and cool during the hot summer months. Every year, an average of 3,100 workers in America suffers from heat-related illnesses

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    Should I Rent or Purchase Flame-Resistant Clothing?

    May 26, 2015 by Cintas Canada Ltd.

    Strategies for a safer and more cost-effective protective-apparel program

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    There’s an App for That: Workplace Safety Apps

    May 4, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    As the world keeps changing, so does the world of occupational health and safety. While technology continues to evolve, workplace safety needs to adapt as well. That’s why cell-phone apps designed for oh&s functions have become an important in the

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    Amika Mobile Launches Amika Panic Amika I-am-OK Mobile Apps on iTunes

    April 24, 2015 by Amika Mobile Corporation

    The Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK mobile personal safety apps are available on iTunes. The four apps, two for enterprise and two for personal use, allow mobile users to issue a panic alert from almost anywhere, sending their location and

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    Safety Inspections on iPad and Android: A Modern Solution for EHS Auditing

    April 23, 2015 by Jonathan Brun

    Technology makes many aspects of our lives easier. It has revolutionized the way we communicate, interact with others and perform many mundane tasks on the job. Environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals are not immune to technological improvements: they, too,

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    FMCSA Smartphone App to Provide Truck Safety Data

    April 22, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new Smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to currently available online safety-performance information for interstate truck and bus companies. “By making currently available safety

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    In Good Hands

    March 31, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    Safety gloves are a must in many dangerous professions. Workers need to protect their hands from sharp objects, machinery, hazardous materials and hard impacts, in sectors like construction, automotive work, manufacturing and forestry. With such a wide and diverse array