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, re-training, [...]

13 02, 2019

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 if it is integral to the [...]

16 01, 2019

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 Dust is not a new [...]

10 01, 2019

Workplace Health and Safety Training

By |Uncategorized|

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 SAFE can [...]

3 01, 2019

Safety & Productivity

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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 Efficiency. Many organizations have changed [...]

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


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 Safety Engineering firm partner to ensure that your existing [...]

14 11, 2018

Safety Engineering Solutions to Improve Workplace Safety

By |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 business and its contents, which prevent an operational [...]

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