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4 07, 2019

For Your Interest

By |Uncategorized|

SAFE Engineering Inc. is pleased to bring you the following general interest articles.... Some cheaper cars may cost more to own than higher-priced alternatives 52% of Americans would rather be dead than disabled Hydration is the key to summer fun and safety  Automaker websites should target over-50s  How to improve stormwater management in your yard  [...]

29 05, 2019

Workplace safety Concepts Everyone should Understand

By |Workplace Safety|

When we mention workplace safety people often roll their eyes. They think, “well it’s just common sense. Or hey I’m safe, that is an easy job.” In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The Occupational Health and Safety Act outlines the requirements for workplace safety and prevention services. It is down to [...]

10 05, 2019

Guide to Safe Handling of Flammable Liquids

By |Workplace Safety|

It is sad to say, that one of the most misunderstood area of industrial safety is the safe handling of Flammable Liquids and Flammable Chemicals. They give off a small amount of unpleasant odor, but they don’t look dangerous. They look no more dangerous than a glass of water or a can of house [...]

19 04, 2019

Pre-Start Health and Safety Tips that Increase Productivity

By |PHSR|

When a Professional Engineer conducts a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review he or she will make recommendations. This can profoundly affect the ultimate operational efficiency of the machine and therefore indirectly the factory. This is especially true when the Engineer conducting the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review finds that there are compliance issues to [...]

15 04, 2019

Industrial Machine Guarding Compliance for Employee Safety

By |Workplace Safety|

Why is machine guarding so important for employee safety? This is because most industrial establishments have many pieces of equipment that have hazardous motions. We must protect these hazardous motions from the reach of workers with the help of machine guarding. So why not just guard everything? Cover it up! If we cover up [...]

27 03, 2019

Basic Rules for Safe Maintenance

By |Workplace Safety|

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 activities, contrary to normal operation, direct [...]

26 03, 2019

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 [...]

19 02, 2019

Ministry of Labour Enforcement

By |Workplace Safety|

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 in 2017 -- including re-hiring, [...]

13 02, 2019

More Complex Machine Guarding Solutions

By |PHSR|

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 if it is integral to the [...]

16 01, 2019

Explosion Safety and PSR

By |PHSR|

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 Dust is not a new [...]

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