OHS Canada Magazine


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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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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,

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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