Fixed Ladder Safety

Published on 8/28/2019
Fixed Ladder Safety

Every year in Canada, more than 13,000 work-related falls resulting in injuries or deaths are recorded. Systems designed to reduce this number while facilitating the daily tasks of employees greatly increases productivity and safety.

Standard CSA Z462: The 15 changes to the 2018 edition you need to know

Published on 10/2/2018
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.

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A new version of the standard for working at heights

Published on 7/18/2018
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.