Choosing a Safety Boot: 4 Elements to Consider

Choosing a Safety Boot: 4 Elements to Consider

PROTECTION COMPONENTS

The protection components, such as the steel toe or the metatarsal protection, are what differentiate a safety boot from a standard work boot. The choice of the protection components must be done according to the risks from which the worker must be protected.

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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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