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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Innovating Protective Fire Services Clothing

Innovating Protective Fire Services Clothing

As a firefighter, your work is unpredictable. You never know when you’re going to get the call. Your job is to be at the ready no matter what the situation or time of day. You expect protection and comfort in your gear. Your attire must convey authority and professionalism while allowing the public you protect to identify you at a glance as a professional member of an emergency services team. With all of these factors taken into consideration, the members of the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services entrusted SPI Health and Safety with the mandate of designing a job shirt tailored specifically to their needs.

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10 Essential Tools for a Successful Lockout Program

10 Essential Tools for a Successful Lockout Program

Each year, an average of 1,000 work accidents occur in Quebec. Of those accidents, there have been 4 deaths caused by inadvertent releases of hazardous energy during installation, maintenance, repairs or unblocking work. Most of these accidents could have been avoided by the application of proper prevention measures such as the implementation of a lockout program.

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