Standard CSA Z462: The 15 Changes to the 2018 Edition You Need to Know

Standard CSA Z462: The 15 Changes to the 2018 Edition You Need to Know

Accident prevention is a concern when working with electricity. In Canada, it is only in 2008 that a standard on occupational electrical safety at work at been created. This standard focuses primarily on arc flash and electrical shock risks and provides preventive measures that should be taken to avoid damages that generally occur when working in hazardous conditions. This is based on the U.S. standard NFPA 70E 2018.

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Mining Gas Detectors: Protection Against NO2 and HCN

Mining Gas Detectors: Protection Against NO2 and HCN

Existing dangers in mines expose workers to hazards that can potentially cause occupational diseases or fatal injuries. When working in confined underground environments, miners may be exposed to hazardous airborne materials released by diesel engines, silica or tailings from the extraction process, increasing their risks of contracting an occupational disease.

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CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

Falls constitute a substantial part of injuries occurring on construction sites or when working at heights. When planning the work, it is essential to minimize risks by considering the equipment assembled on the ground, by installing a guardrail, or otherwise, by ensuring that the worker wears a safety harness linked to a fall restraint system. Also, according to the current regulations and standards, as well as the various trades, the safety harness must be fixed to an anchorage system using a fall arrest connecting device that limits the maximum fall arrest force according to specific data.

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Spill Kits: Clay Sorbents or Natural Sorbents

Spill Kits: Clay Sorbents or Natural Sorbents

Spills are virtually inevitable when working with liquids. When the spilled substances are harmful to health, controlling and preventing the spread can make a difference between life and death. Obviously, any toxic product spill that could be harmful to health and the environment should be properly contained and cleaned up using the adequate absorbent product. If your work involves handling of liquids, you must have access to a complete spill kit at all times allowing you to process these types of substances used in your workplace.

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