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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 [...]

16 08, 2018

Is Equipment form China and Overseas Compliant?

By |Uncategorized|

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 [...]

9 08, 2018

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

By |Uncategorized|

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 [...]

3 08, 2018

Why Is Dust Explosion Testing Required

By |Uncategorized|

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 [...]

21 06, 2018

Owners vs. Suppliers: Who’s Responsible for Compliance?

By |Uncategorized|

Many of our clients are engineers. They often complain that they are experts in their specific fields but might not necessarily be experts in machine or robot safety, or in areas such as flammable liquids. Yet once your company becomes the owner or lessee of equipment with these concerns, it also becomes responsible for its [...]

28 05, 2018

What is Owner’s Engineer?

By |Uncategorized|

What is Owner’s Engineer 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 [...]

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