confined space

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety enters partnership with Government of Nova Scotia to offer free e-learning courses

As part of its new workplace safety strategy announced on March 20, the Government of Nova Scotia has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to provide Nova Scotia citizens free access to CCOHS’ e-learning courses on topics of occupational health and safety. “CCOHS applauds the steps undertaken by the Government … Continue reading »

IRSST: Addressing the challenges of improving operator workstations

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Syndicat des opérateurs de métro (CA-OM-SC SCFP 1983, the union representing subway operators) are proud to announce the winning conditions that led to improvements being made in the Montréal subway operators’ workstation in … Continue reading »

Brady’s Visual Confined Space Procedures Provide an Effective Compliance with OSHA’s CFR for Permit Required Confined Spaces

Brady’s G-CSP solution is presented in a worker-friendly, visually-instructive format that ensures hazardous and potentially hazardous confined spaces are always entered properly and safely. Brady’s service professionals will visit your facility to audit the confined- and potentially-confined spaces in your facilities. Brady then develops the visual procedures that will provide for safe entry. These documented … Continue reading »

Agricultural and Farm Safety in the Spotlight as National Farm Safety Week Approaches

In Canada each year, nearly 100 people are killed, and 1,499 others are seriously injured in farm-related incidents. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) says now more than ever, there’s a greater need to ensure safer working conditions and better protection for agricultural and farm workers. One of the most common causes … Continue reading »

Focus Your Safety Training Dollars Wisely

by Jason Townsell As a former occupational safety training vendor, I have observed the disinterested and confused faces of students who probably should not have been in attendance. For example, I have been hired to provide excavation awareness training to a receptionist, fall protection training to an accountant and confined space awareness training to a group … Continue reading »

My First Confined Space Experience

By Dave D. Wagner For those of us who work for manufacturers of gas monitoring instruments, “confined space” is a term that we use and discuss frequently. But when it comes right down to it, most of us have never seen the inside of a confined space firsthand nor experienced a true confined space entry. … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC Releases Mushroom Farm Investigation Report

Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a report on its investigation into the workplace incident in which three workers died and two others were seriously injured at a mushroom composting facility in Langley, B.C., on September 5, 2008. “This was a tragic loss of life and would have been entirely preventable had the employer complied … Continue reading »

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