OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    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

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    Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget to Check Your Eyewash

    October 5, 2015 by Treen Safety

    When spring is in the air, as temperatures begin to rise and as days get longer, it’s a great time to spring-clean your facility. Feedback from the Treen Safety team says that they frequently encounter facilities that are unsure of how

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    Wash and Care

    September 24, 2015 by Emily Landau

    Whether in a sawmill, an industrial workplace or a research laboratory, the danger associated with workers getting hazardous substances in their eyes or on their skin should never be underestimated. Emergency eyewash and shower equipment is an integral part of

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    The 10-Second Race: Better eyewash stations reduce injury

    September 22, 2015 by Imants Stiebris and Steven H. Miller

    Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against

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    Take the “A” Training

    September 1, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    All the safety gear and protective equipment in the world may not be enough to stop employees from injuring themselves if they haven’t received sufficient safety training on the job. Fortunately, there are a number of fine workplace safety training

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    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