Workplace Safety

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 [...]

15 04, 2019

Industrial Machine Guarding Compliance for Employee Safety in Ontario

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

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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