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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|

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 [...]

13 02, 2019

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 [...]

16 01, 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 [...]

10 01, 2019

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 [...]

3 01, 2019

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 [...]

26 12, 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 [...]

19 12, 2018

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 [...]

14 11, 2018

Safety Engineering Solutions to Improve Workplace Safety

By |Workplace Safety|

Safety Engineering Solutions to Improve Workplace Safety To improve safety in the workplace, you need insight into the best solutions. The right safety engineering practices help you protect your employees from fire, explosion, machine injuries, hazardous material accidents, and more. Also, the best safety engineering solutions reduces the risk of damages to your [...]

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