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Personal Protective Equipment and Winter Weather

It’s important to choose protective clothing that is suitable for the temperature, the work you will be doing, and the physical exertion that us required by the task. Warm clothing can help prevent a number of cold-weather hazards, such as frostbite and hypothermia. Cold temperatures can also reduce your mental…

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Not a Big Deal Until it is!

Not a Big Deal Until it is Most of us have heard of the saying “it is not a big deal until it is”. Whether it is related to production or safety, there are always issues that are recognized, but nothing is done to correct them in a timely matter.…

Be SAFE on ICE

Walking to and from parking requires special attention to lots or between buildings at work during winter to avoid slipping and falling. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries – especially during the winter months. No matter how well the snow and ice is removed…

Cold Stress: Your Winter Safety Guide

What is Cold Stress? Cold stress occurs when the temperature of the skin, as well as that of the internal body (core temperature) drops below the normal range. If the body is unable to warm itself, this may cause tissue damage and possibly death. Factors That Increase the Risk of…

WHIMIS 2015 and GHS- are you ready?

In 2015, WHMIS aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS), a worldwide hazard communication system. The main components of WHMIS 2015 are hazard identification, product classification, labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), and worker education and training. What Changed? Hazard classes (now tiered based on…

Workplace Fire Prevention Tips

October is National Fire Safety Month, and there’s no better time to increase fire safety awareness in your workplace. Practice good workplace housekeeping. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment. Place oily rags in a covered metal container. This waste must…

Fire Safety Tips for the Office

An office fire can be devastating, resulting in the loss of life, jobs, property and information. It can lead to business interruption or even permanent closure. Offices are loaded with combustibles: carpeting, draperies, papers, books, wood and upholstered furniture, plastic laminate, vinyl-fabric-covered furniture, wood panelling, as well as electrically powered…

Winter Hazards and How to Avoid Them!

The winter season brings cold temperatures and often times severe weather conditions that create many hazards for individuals working in these conditions. Even if you work indoors, winter weather still poses many hazards for you such as driving into work in bad weather or walking through an icy parking lot to get to your…

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips

There’s no doubt about it. Cold and Flu Season is a sure thing. And it’s coming whether you’re ready or not. Nothing will take away all the risk of getting a cold or flu. But there are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.…
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