Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Workers may not realize the threat of asbestos
Canada’s record regarding asbestos puts us in some dubious company. The only legally mined and sold form of the mineral today is white asbestos or chrysotile. Russia is the world’s leading supplier, producing half of the global annual output of t [more]
New offshore oil rig law takes effect Dec. 31
Offshore oil rigs are dangerous places to work. There are risks of fire, as petroleum and certain chemicals used in drilling, such as hydrogen sulfide, are highly flammable. If pressure builds in the pipeline, it can explode. There are also risks of [more]
Frequent short breaks improve worker health, productivity
An important aspect of maintaining health and promoting safety at work is for workers to get adequate rest. This may mean getting at least eight hours in a 24-hour period to be able to sleep, a whole day to recover from a week’s work, or even a wee [more]
Silicosis prevention a matter of not breathing dust
Silica dust has been compared to what asbestos used to be in the construction industry, a very dangerous health hazard. A worker who is exposed to the dust may not even realize the danger. The effects don’t usually show up until weeks or more commo [more]
Nurses demand end to workplace violence
Almost a year after a registered practical nurse and a registered nurse were attacked by a mentally ill patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, the union that represents nurses is urging the Ministry of Labour to lay [more]
Silicosis prevention a matter of not breathing dust
Silica dust has been compared to what asbestos used to be in the construction industry, a very dange [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]
Finding the right footwear for standing long hours
Many people work on their feet all day because of the kind of work they do: nurses, waiters, auto as [more]
New offshore oil rig law takes effect Dec. 31
Offshore oil rigs are dangerous places to work. There are risks of fire, as petroleum and certain ch [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 ]

safety-logos-footerSafety Reboot is dedicated to keeping Canadian workplaces safe through a news and education approach to occupational worker safety. We focus on prevention, training, latest techniques, equipment and behavioural education to help you optimize your workplace safety.

Hidden Dangers
Hand tool ergonomics and safety
Many people associate ergonomics with desk work or office jobs that involve desks and chairs. However, ergonomics is involved in whatever it takes to make the tools and the whole job environment comfo [more]
Noise: the invisible work hazard
The Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau (Acoustics) reports that each year, about 9,000 Canadian workers suffer from hearing impairment or ringing/buzzing in the ears due to excessive ex [more]
Dealing with vibration-related injuries
It is estimated that as many as 4 to 7 per cent of workers in the US, Canada and Europe are exposed to whole-body vibration, and many others are exposed to segmental vibration, which usually affects t [more]
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