Workplace Safety

7 05, 2021

Common Machine Guarding Mistakes That Must Be Avoided By Manufacturers

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Today, many manufacturing companies use the most advanced machines available. However, that doesn’t automatically eliminate potential risks to employees and contractors. This is where machine safety specialists can help. Why Information From Machine Safety Consultants Matters Even a small accident in the manufacturing environment can prove disastrous. When things go wrong, there’s a risk of [...]

3 04, 2020

What Is the Definition of a Safe Machine?

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This is actually a legal question. The law in Ontario requires that employers and supervisors “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances” to protect workers under their employment. Taking “every precaution reasonable“ is also understood as Technical Due diligence. To understand the legal requirements associated with the achievement of Technical Due Diligence, one must ask [...]

25 03, 2020

Why Do Ontario Manufacturers Need an Owner’s Engineering Firm?

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What Is an Owner’s Engineering Firm? An Owner’s Engineering Firm is a group of Safety Consultants that know and understand the technical safety standards and their application to your workplace. The Owner’s Engineering Firm ensures that their clients achieve technical due diligence. The Owner’s Engineer advocates for and protects the business interests of the owner. [...]

3 03, 2020

Why Safe Machinery Is More Efficient

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When a Professional Engineer performs an Industrial Safety Audit he or she will make recommendations that could have a profound effect on the overall operating performance of the machine. This is particularly true when the Industrial Safety Audit determines that there are compliance issues that need to be addressed. Corrections often involve the redesign of [...]

9 10, 2019

You Can Make Excuses Or You Can Make Your Workplace Machinery Hazard-Free

By |Workplace Safety|

It’s easy to make excuses especially when it helps you to avoid doing extra work or saves you time and money. Unfortunately, excuses can be very risky too, it may even cost a life. Ask yourself, are you willing to take that risk? Machine guarding needs to be taken seriously. Machine Guarding is intended to [...]

11 09, 2019

What Are the Responsibilities of the Management to Promote Health and Safety in a Workplace?

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Creating a healthy and safe workplace means having an effective, efficient and updated program in place. It is a two-way street, a management that is committed to making the program work and employees involved in all aspects of the workplace health and safety program. As an employer, it is your responsibility to maintain workplace [...]

29 05, 2019

Workplace safety Concepts Everyone should Understand

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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

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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 [...]

15 04, 2019

Industrial Machine Guarding Compliance for Employee Safety in Ontario

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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 in Ontario. So why not just guard everything? Cover it up! If we cover [...]

27 03, 2019

Basic Rules for Safe Maintenance

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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 [...]

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