Category: Health and Safety

Proper Protective Clothing for Winter

Protect Yourself Against the Cold 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 exposed to outdoor conditions. What are some additional…

Workplace Fire Safety

Make It Your Business To Know Fire can break out anywhere, including where you work. Each year numerous fires in the workplace cause injury and property loss. If a fire started in your office or in the building where you work, would you know what to do? Do you know…

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…

Winterize Your Career with Diversified Staffing Services!

As Diversified Staffing Services heads into the winter season, we want to ensure that all of our candidates working outdoor jobs are safe! Below are some tips and tricks to conquer the cold. Make sure to bring all the necessary items for working outdoors: Winter Jacket Winterized Steel Toe Boots…

Do you know and recognize all the elements of WHMIS?

Key elements of WHMIS 2015 WHMIS 2015 divides hazardous products into two major hazard groups: • Physical hazards • Health hazards GHS also defines an environmental hazards group. This group (and its classes) was not adopted in WHMIS 2015 since it is beyond the direct scope of WHMIS legislation (i.e.,…

WHMIS 2015 Overview – Get Trained Today!

WHMIS 2015 – Get Trained Today! Did you know that Diversified Staffing offers FREE WHMIS 2015 Training & Certification? Stop by one of our offices today to get certified! WHMIS Overview WHMIS first came into effect on October 31, 1988. It was created to address the rights of Canadian workers,…

FREE WHMIS 2015 Training & Certification

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) provides Canadian workers with information about hazardous products used in the workplace. Under WHMIS, workers have the right to receive information about each hazardous product they use For example, its identity, hazards, and safety precautions. The goal of WHMIS is to reduce injury…

Do Not Mess with your Safety! Wear the Gear!

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…

Elimination of Hazards – Hierarchy of Controls

When discussing how to mitigate hazards in the workplace there is a hierarchy of controls that is often referred to. The safeguards we use to control hazards fall into the various levels on the hierarchy of controls. The hierarchy of controls outlines the safeguards used to mitigate a hazard from…

Heat Exhaustion

Working in the heat and doing heavy physical work can affect the body’s cooling system. If your body is unable to cool itself, you can experience heat stress. If heat stress is not treated in the early stages, more serious conditions, such as heat exhaustion, can develop. In heat exhaustion,…
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