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September 2018

August 2018

Is Equipment form China and Overseas Compliant?

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Is Equipment form China and Overseas Compliant? To avoid unnecessary liability, many purchasers of machinery and equipment pass the responsibility for PSRs on to their suppliers. Many of our new clients are complaining that the equipment they have purchased Overseas from Countries of Origin like China are not complaint. The price is good, the [...]

Storing Flammable Liquids to be compliant with PSR/PSHR Ontario Requirements

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Storing Flammable Liquids to be compliant with PSR/PSHR Ontario Requirements The storage, dispensing and usage of flammable liquids are regulated by fire codes as well as occupational health and safety laws. The regulations allow the storage of flammable/combustible liquids in plants in the following areas: * specially designed storage rooms, in closed containers only, where [...]

Why Is Dust Explosion Testing Required

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Why Is Dust Explosion Testing Required Ontario A major risk for any industrial workplace, is the rapid combustion of fine particles in the air. Dust explosions occur anywhere that there is enough dispersed combustible material in the air. They are particularly dangerous in confined spaces where the explosive power, under extremely high pressure, can [...]

June 2018

May 2018

What is Owner’s Engineer?

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The law in Ontario required that employers and supervisor “Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances“ to protect workers under their employ. But what is Reasonable? Reasonable to whom? Based on What? I’m a good guy am I not reasonable? There is precedent for what is reasonable. What is reasonable has a legal definition. Reasonable, [...]

March 2018

Pre-Start Health and Safety Review

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Pre-Start Health and Safety ReviewPre-Start Health and Safety Review- The necessary Steps to bring your equipment into compliance with the applicable standardsEquipment compliance should culminate in a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review that indicates, without any disclaimers that the equipment is compliant to current applicable safety standards. This represents technical due diligence that [...]

Workplace Safety Measures for the Automotive Industry

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Workplace Safety Measures for the Automotive Industry Workplace Safety Measures for the Automotive Industry The automotive industry is more automated that most industries. Global competition and ever increasing quality standards have driven innovation and automation ahead of most other manufacturing sectors. This intense automation has created demands on automotive manufacturer to incorporate [...]