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March 2019

Basic Rules for Safe Maintenance

By |Workplace Safety|

Basic Rules for Safe Maintenance Maintenance is a high-risk activity which often requires working alongside a running process and in close contact with machinery. During normal production operations, automation typically diminishes the likelihood of human error that can lead to accidents and thereby improve health and safety in the workplace. However, in maintenance [...]

Procedures are Not Enough in Modern Times

By |Workplace Safety|

Procedures are Not Enough in Modern Times Procedures are not enough to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. The best way to improve health and safety is to properly engage engineer safety into production machinery and processes. According to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University [...]

February 2019

Ministry of Labour Enforcement

By |Workplace Safety|

Ministry of Labour Enforcement In the year 2016, there were 436,851 claims for Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits in all sectors, resulting from injuries and accidents in the workplace. The direct cost to WSIB for each lost-time injury (LTI) in 2017 was $24,300. The indirect cost of each lost-time injury [...]

More Complex Machine Guarding Solutions

By |PHSR|

More Complex Machine Guarding Solutions Much more complex machine, that needs to keep running, are notoriously difficult to effectively guard by using fixed guarding or continuously using lockout/tag out methods because the operator must frequently interact with the equipment. The CSA Z-432 Machine Guarding standard does allow for exceptions to locking out equipment [...]

January 2019

Explosion Safety and PSR

By |PHSR|

Explosion Safety and PSR In North America, there are dozens of industrial explosions every year. Many workers are tragically injured or killed. Would you believe, a full quarter of these explosions occurred at food industry facilities, including sugar plants (Canadian industrial explosion figures run at about 10% of those in the U.S.?) Combustible [...]

Workplace Health and Safety Training

By |Workplace Safety|

Workplace Health and Safety Training Workplace health and safety training programs are available in-house or on-site at your location. These programs can be tailored to your exact needs. You will be able to get exactly what you need and be able to keep your valuable employees on site. A Partial List of What [...]

Safety & Productivity

By |Workplace Safety|

Safety & Productivity Safety and productivity are 2 sides of the same coin but it costs money to add safety systems to an otherwise bare piece of equipment. So how can this be? To answer this question to an age-old argument we must consider the following. It is Human Activity that drives Operational [...]

December 2018

Functional Safety

By |Workplace Safety|

Functional Safety Functional safety is the detection of a potentially dangerous condition resulting in the activation of a protective or corrective device or mechanism to prevent hazardous events arising or providing mitigation to reduce the consequence of the hazardous event. Functional safety relies on active system, here is an example: • The activation of [...]

The Process of Pre-Start Health and Safety Review for Existing Equipment

By |PHSR|

The Process of Pre-Start Health and Safety Review for Existing Equipment Stage 1- Identify any existing equipment or processes that involve machine guarding, automation, flammable liquids, hazardous substances, dust collection, racking & stacking, potentially explosive processes and molten metal that have not had a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review conducted in the past.Stage 2-Select a [...]