Why do some workers take risks?

Why do some workers take risks?

Many of us take risks in their daily lives, such as using our cell phone while driving or exceeding the speed limits, while fortunately avoiding any potential injury and damage. We are rewarded by a certain convenience when we take risks, such as apparent time savings as well as the tacit approval of observers who do not oppose our risky behaviour.

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Is it time to replace your safety boots?

Is it time to replace your safety boots?

When it comes to choosing your safety boots, many criteria that are often overlooked must be taken into account. Wearing adapted safety boots can help reduce the risks of injuries and help make the work safer. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize the risks associated with the workplace as well as the technologies and certifications available to protect the worker against these risks. It is also essential to know the different boot components that are required for the proper protection of the foot, as well as when to replace a boot that is worn out.

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To Prevent Fires, Know the Risks

To Prevent Fires, Know the Risks

In Canada, numerous fires occur each day. Even if the number of people injured remains quite low, the direct consequences, such as material damage and production loss, as well as indirect consequences, are high: loss of clients, unemployment period, business uncertainty… It is essential to know the fire hazards and implement the resulting preventive measures. In 70% of cases, a company affected by a fire will never completely recover.

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Connect to Workplace Electrical Safety

Connect to Workplace Electrical Safety

When working with electricity, no hazard should be overlooked. According to specialists, there is no situation where electricity represents a lesser risk for workers. If the power is on, there is danger. The best protection against the risk of electric shock is to turn the power off before starting the task. It doesn’t take much to cause an accident.

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The SPI experts answer your questions!

The SPI experts answer your questions!

Since June 2017, SPI produces each week an instructional video on important occupational health and safety topics. Designed to answer your OHS questions, these one-minute videos address almost every health and safety topics.

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Four steps to calculate the fall arrest distance!

Four steps to calculate the fall arrest distance!

Whether you are working in a cradle, on scaffolding or performing any other type of work at heights, the fall arrest system is of no help if you reach the ground before your fall is stopped. Although it sounds obvious, we unfortunately see all too often inadequate fall arrest systems.

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