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Occupational exposure to methanol, a common industrial solvent
Methyl alcohol, or methanol, is a common constituent of many industrial solvents such as paints, varnishes, lacquers, cements, dyes, inks, windshield wiper fluids, nail-polish removers, anti-freeze, plastics and industrial coatings. It is also used i [more]
Preventing conveyor belt and machine injuries
Moving machines present a unique challenge for workers in terms of safety. Often specific protocols and safety procedures need to be put in place to make safe operation and maintenance of these machines possible. In fact as previously mentioned on th [more]
If the shoe fits (and looks half decent) they will wear it
Can women’s safety footwear be both functional and stylish enough to make them want to wear it on the job? A comment by marketing analyst “Jessica” in a blog about safety shoes neatly sums up the problem women face when shopping for appropriate [more]
Troubling increase in work-related electrical fatalities
Electrical fatalities have been declining in Ontario, says the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), dropping by one-third over the past five years. However, Ontarians are still being injured or killed in electrical incidents. Most “concerning” is t [more]
What to do about minor puncture wounds
Not all types of foot injuries are the same. It is obvious that a sprained ankle is very different from a broken bone and that both are different from a wound that penetrates skin tissue and causes bleeding. One very specific type of foot injury is r [more]
Preventing conveyor belt and machine injuries
Moving machines present a unique challenge for workers in terms of safety. Often specific protocols [More]
Seasonal workers need job and safety training too
It is almost the holiday season, and with that come busier than usual roads, made more chanllenging [more]
Occupational exposure to methanol, a common industrial solvent
Methyl alcohol, or methanol, is a common constituent of many industrial solvents such as paints, var [more]
Safe snowmobiling at work and at play
Long before snowmobiles became popularly used for recreation, these snow machines or sleds were orig [more]

icon-1Laws & Regulations

Occupational safety and health can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. All organisations have a duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe.

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icon-2Hidden Dangers

Do you know of any workplace that is totally safe? Hazards exist in just about every vocation there is. Most of these hazards are easy to control. Have you noticed any of these at your place of work?

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icon-3Preventable Accidents

If you’ve been injured at work, you’re not alone. Workplace injuries are all too commonplace, and they affect people in all lines of work, of all ages and of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. Are all accidents are preventable?

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Top Five About Workplace Safety
5 Safety tips for warehouse workers
Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers across Canada. Due to the wide range of activities undertaken in a warehouse, however, there is a correspondingly wide range of hazards that warehouse workers may facc. These hazards include moving vehicles and forklifts, electrical hazards, the risk of tripping or falling, repetitive motion injuries or injuries associated with lifting heavy objects [more ]

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Hidden Dangers
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: a condition to know about
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis sounds like a terrifying condition and it can be, but more often than not it only results in sick and miserable employees who call in and cost the company money in sick d [more]
Moulds: a biological hazard in the workplace
Various Canadian laws mandate providing for a safe workplace that protects the safety and health of its occupants. These include laws on indoor air quality in public buildings, although recent reviews [more]
Higher risk of injury for shift workers
More than a quarter of full-time workers in Canada work shifts, which is anything other than a regular work schedule during daytime. Among these workers aged 19 to 64 are people who are involved in he [more]
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