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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Case study: Innovation is leading the way in developing a custom rescue plan

Case study: Innovation is leading the way in developing a custom rescue plan

Developing and implementing a fall protection rescue plan that ensures the safety of people working in dangerous or confined spaces and helps evacuate the premises in an emergency is very challenging. Equipment currently available on the market often does not meet the needs of a business. In these situations, SPI Health and Safety must expand their creativity to develop a customized rescue plan that adapts perfectly to whatever limitations and problems are posed by the situation.

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How to protect your hands against arc flash?

How to protect your hands against arc flash?

What’s an arc flash?

An arc flash is an electric explosion that can happen along energized equipment such as an air conditioner, conveyor or even a lightbulb. When electrons move on a conductor back and forth – like on a wire – a small area outside of that conductor is energized. Voltage can push those electrons off the conductive surface and on the atoms in the air. These atoms become ions because they now have an electric charge.

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Discover the Lightest Safety Boots on the Market!

Discover the Lightest Safety Boots on the Market!

When pursuing a professional activity with potential risks of foot injuries, it is crucial to wear safety boots adapted to the conditions of each task to accomplish. Choosing a work boot requires several elements. In addition to meeting the specific needs of the work conditions, particular attention must be paid to the protection factor of the boot, the height of the upper, the shock-absorption capacity, adherence, resistance and general comfort.

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