Monthly Archives: January 2016

CSA Standards and Training

CSA Standards and Training

This week, I want to talk about the connection between CSA Standards and training. At the last company that worked, I was always asked questions that related to the standards for equipment. The regulations always reference that a piece of equipment must meet a certain standard, and while manufacturers do provide some of the information, especially regarding fall protection equipment sizing, other items of information are not provided, such as how long is the fall protection harness good for. This article will show that training that specifically takes content from the CSA Standards referenced in the OHS regulations will be beneficial to workers.

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Hydraulic Fluid Safety

Hydraulic Fluid Safety

All workers are aware of the hazards that electricity poses on their health and safety. There is another type of energy, hydraulic energy whose hazards are not as well known. Hydraulic fluid is used to power equipment on every construction and industrial site in Nova Scotia. But the hazards of exposure to hydraulic fluid are not often talked about. This article will discuss some of the concern of hydraulic fluid safety.

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Safety Hazards Caused by Other Workers

Safety Hazards Caused by Other Workers

One of the four components of the workplace is people. This includes the public that may be walking by, visitors to the site, delivery drivers dropping off material, and the workers that are there. When you are on a project site, you are never alone. People will be travelling through your work area, and you will be travelling through their area. You need to be aware of the safety hazards caused by other workers.

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Safety is a Team Effort

Safety is a Team Effort

An effective safety program is one that involves all levels of an organization to make it work. Management needs to be involved to set the direction and ensure compliance. Employees need to follow the policies and should be allowed to give their feedback on what is working, what needs to be fixed and what has to be replaced. It is my opinion that safety is a team effort.

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