OHS Canada Magazine


  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Hands-Down Protection

    March 23, 2015 by Angela Stelmakowich

    If safety gloves were ships, the main message would likely be “Steady as she goes.” While no great new wave looks to be bearing down on the marketplace, that hardly means the waters are not churning just below the surface.

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Safety-Gloves Advice in the Palm of Your Hands

    March 18, 2015 by Avenue Industrial Supply Co. Ltd.

    Personal protective equipment, including safety gloves, is not only a wise investment for an employer to make for its employees; it’s also the law. The Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require workers in Canada to wear personal protective equipment,

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Reducing Hand-Protection Costs

    March 17, 2015 by Julie McFater

    The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a vital component of workplace safety, but many employers are unduly concerned with the cost of introducing new safety measures. Ignoring the fact that the safety of your employees far outweighs the

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Forestalling Falling

    March 2, 2015 by Jeff Cottrill

    Fall-protection equipment is essential for many professions in which people work at dangerous heights. These jobs include construction, utilities, roofing, many industrial jobs and more. Despite a wide variety of fall-protection equipment available – including body harnesses, self-retracting lifelines and

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Improving Workplace Safety with New Working-at-Heights Training Standard

    March 2, 2015 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour

    Ontario is improving safety for construction workers by making new training for those who work at heights mandatory as of April 1, 2015. The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will ensure everyone using fall-protection systems is consistently trained

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    People Are Falling – Statistics Are Not

    March 2, 2015 by Cindy Hunter

    Falls happen. In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents. This represents a significant chunk of “lost-time injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards or commissions across Canada. In addition to great economic loss, falls cause

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Avoiding the Fall

    March 2, 2015 by Jason Contant

    Fall protection is a must when working at heights of three metres or more. In its simplest form, a fall-protection system consists of a full-body harness, a connecting device such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline and an anchorage