Category: Giving Back

Easy Way Instead of the Right Way

There are many reasons as to why incidents occur that result in property loss or injury on the job. Often times, there has to be multiple failures in the safeguards that are put into place (or not put into place) for an injury to occur due to an exposure to a hazard.…

Proper Protective Clothing for Winter

It is important to remember to take proper precautions at work to keep yourself warm and safe during the winter months. Proper protective clothing is the key to keeping yourself safe in the workplace if you are exposure to outdoor conditions. Winter Workers- Protecting Yourself With the Appropriate Gear Face/Eye…

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…

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.…

Pneumatic Tools

The dangers of pneumatic tools differ from those of electric-powered equipment. Protect yourself by reviewing the hazards and prevention methods below. HAZARDS Operating at the incorrect pressure or flow can cause excessive force, resulting in serious injury. Air hoses that are the wrong size for the tool or in poor…

Close Calls

A “close call”, near miss or accident without injury is easy to shrug off and forget. But, there is a danger in brushing off accidents that don’t hurt, harm or damage. When a “close call” happens, it should immediately send a red warning flag that something was wrong, unplanned, unexpected,…

Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress

Many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor heat environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources (e.g., sunlight, hot exhaust), high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness. Indoor workplaces with…

BEAT THE HEAT!!

Summer can mean that the heat is on for many workers spending their days outdoors, in poorly-ventilated offices or dressed in heavy-duty protective clothing. People who work outdoors should ensure that they are protected against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight that can cause skin cancer. Working in a hot…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Fact Sheet

What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? PPE is equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to specific hazards. Examples of PPE include respirators, gloves, aprons, fall protection, and full body suits, as well as head, eye and foot protection. Using PPE is only one element in a complete hazard…

April 28th Day of Mourning

In 1991 the Parliament of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act making April 28 an official Day of Mourning. On this day, all government buildings, and on Parliament Hill, the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast.  There is also a moment of silence at 11:00am to honor those who have…
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