Every day, people damage their hearing. Whether listening to music that is turned up too loud, the noises from a job site, or damage caused by head trauma or medical conditions such ear infections, the ears are subject many kinds injury. Working in loud noises is the most common cause of hearing loss. It is for this reason that we need to look at the causes of hearing loss and what is needed for hearing protection.
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Many hazardous environments and jobs require employees to wear safety boots or shoes. The footwear is meant to protect typically the toes from either be struck by a hard object or having a heavy object land on them. There are different categories that are listed for safety footwear by CSA and there are as many styles of these as there are for regular footwear. Being able to select the right footwear for the job is important, so this week we will look at what the different markings and criteria are.
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Can you put a dollar value on your eyesight? How important is it that you can see? To be able to see a sunset, or watch your children grow up? We sometimes take for granted what our eyes allow us to do, but CNIB reports that every day, 700 Canadian workers will sustain an eye injury. With numbers like that, eye protection should become more of a priority for companies. This article will help show the types of eye injuries that can occur and the types of eye protection covered under CSA Z94.3-07.
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