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90 results found for: "Workplace health and safety bulletin"

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May 1, 2020

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A safe work permit is a written record that authorizes specific work, at a specific work location, for a specific time period. This fact sheet explains how safe work permits can be used to protect ...


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April 1, 2014

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Workers in a variety of settings may be exposed to biohazardous substances that cause disease. In some instances, immunization may be recommended as one of the control measures used to prevent ...


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January 1, 2011

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Recently a serious injury occurred to a chemical truck operator’s assistant when a diesel fired heater was being “winterized” by purging the internal heater’s coils using a process called ...


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January 1, 2011

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An Animal Services Clerk at an animal services centre was mauled by an American bulldog that was brought in by a member of the public. The incident left the clerk with permanent disabling ...


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November 1, 2010

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This Safety Bulletin presents the health and safety risks associated with using substitutes that consist of flammable hydrocarbon mixtures.


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October 1, 2010

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Blowout preventers (BOPs), used in the oil and gas industry, are devices attached to the wellhead that permit the well to be sealed to prevent an uncontrolled flow of well fluids from the ...


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October 1, 2010

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The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to make all personnel involved with the seismic drilling industry aware of safe operating procedures. This Safety Bulletin is the combined effort of various ...


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October 1, 2010

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The purpose of this Best Practice is to standardize, to the extent possible, the minimum steps that an electric utility must include in its own practices for manually energizing a power system ...


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September 1, 2010

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Splints and supports are frequently used by workers suffering from a musculoskeletal injury (MSI), often caused by overuse of the wrist. Many splints are advertised as being useful for preventing ...


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September 1, 2010

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Recent research findings into the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome show just how mysterious the human body can be. This ailment affects up to 10 percent of the population, with women affected more ...


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September 1, 2010

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Wrist rests for computer keyboards and mice have become commonplace accessories. Like most tools, they have the potential to help or harm you, depending on whether you use them as intended. This ...


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September 1, 2010

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Too high? Too low? Just right? Workers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And the tasks they perform can vary from light precision work to assembling heavy and awkward equipment. Is one ...


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September 1, 2010

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Flash fires and explosions are common hazards in work areas where flammable materials are handled, processed, stored, or in any way present. This fact sheet points out that, contrary to popular ...


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September 1, 2010

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Carts and wheeled equipment help to make work safer and more efficient in almost every workplace. For example, dollies move heavy equipment parts on shop floors, and wheeled carts carry supplies ...


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September 1, 2010

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Contact stress happens when force is concentrated on a small area of the body, pinching or crushing tissue and causing discomfort and often pain. You experience contact stress, for example, when ...


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September 1, 2010

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A good design takes into account that people vary widely in size and shape.


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September 1, 2010

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Poorly designed hand tools — too heavy, poorly balanced, with a grip that is too large, the wrong shape, or slippery — can lead to injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, and neck. Hammers ...


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September 1, 2010

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Most humans need some time to go from deep sleep to complete alertness. This short information sheet looks at the effect of “sleep inertia” on workplace environments such as those for first ...


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August 1, 2010

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Thiols, once known as mercaptans, are a family of organic chemicals that contain sulphur. Thiols are included in the group of chemicals known as “reduced sulphur compounds”. Many thiols have ...


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August 1, 2010

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This Safety Bulletin is based on an article that originally appeared in the January 1999 edition of the Occupational Health and Safety Magazine.