April/May 2017
  • PPE Focus: Hand Protection
    Choosing the right chemical resistant gloves requires assessing the chemical being handled, the frequency of contact and the nature of the contact. But what if your workers also require gloves with good dexterity or grip? With so many options available, it’s important to know exactly how to chose the right glove for your application.
  • Industry Focus: Utilities
    Climbing a communications tower is a daunting task. Workers have to contend with completing a job at extreme height, RF radiation exposure and battling the elements, to name a few OHS concerns. And when the job requires them to work at night, it comes with a slew of other issues.
  • Ergonomics
    Post offer employment testing (also known as functional fitness tests) can help employers across a variety of industries make sure they are not hiring their next injury. Musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented through these proactive tests.
  • Safety management systems technology
    With new HSE software popping up every day, it’s hard to know what solution to choose. Are you missing out on key metrics by not switching to digital? Are there some processes that still work best putting pen to paper? COS breaks down the different options.
  • Legal Landscape column by Norm Keith
    A Quebec court recently decided a contravention under the Quebec Safety Code may be an appropriate basis for a criminal charge of manslaughter.

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