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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How to Perform a Fire Extinguisher Inspection in 4 Key Steps

How to Perform a Fire Extinguisher Inspection in 4 Key Steps

Fire extinguishers are key components in your company as they make a big difference between life and death in case of fire. Readily accessible extinguishers may allow for a rapid intervention to minimize the adverse effects of a fire on the health of employees and limit the loss of property and production shutdowns of the affected companies. That is the reason why a rigorous control over them is crucial. To ensure employees’ safety in the event of a fire, an annual inspection of the fire extinguishers is recommended, as well as the training of the employees on risk analysis requirements so they may take ownership of the steps and apply them on a daily basis.

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8 reasons for choosing a self-supporting guardrail

8 reasons for choosing a self-supporting guardrail

With more stringent standards and regulations concerning the risks of falling from heights, business leaders and health and safety managers are always looking for the best solutions to make their workplace safer. Since the C-21 Act took effect, preventing falls from the roof is becoming a priority for a majority of organizations. To protect your employees and contractors working on your rooftop, several methods are available. Here are eight reasons to choose a self-supporting guardrail.

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Forestry Workers: Are You Wearing the Right Protective Pants?

Forestry Workers: Are You Wearing the Right Protective Pants?

According to the International Labour Office, forestry remains one of the most dangerous industrial sectors. Worldwide, we often see depressing trends regarding the increase of the accident rate among forestry workers. It’s the reason why these jobs are protected by laws and obligations in terms of prevention, personal protective equipment and signage, including chain saw protective pants.

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