Something new from Ansell and a new standard for hand impact protection

Published on 12/11/2019
Something new from Ansell and a new standard for hand impact protection

With the recent acquisition of Ringers, Ansell consolidates its impact expertise, especially regarding workers’ hands. All Ansell gloves are tested and certified by third-party laboratories to ensure they meet the demanding expectations of workers in various industries, such as construction and fire prevention. All models are taking into account the shape of the hand and the intended function to ensure the gloves remain in place and the hands are always adequately protected.

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.