Hygiene Stories (86)

Unions push for asbestos ban on Day of Mourning

Written by COS staff Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:08
Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, highlighting the issue at events across the country today in conjunction with the National Day of Mourning.

OSHA announces final rule on silica dust

Written by COS staff Wednesday, 30 March 2016 09:55
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust.
Workers in British Columbia's upstream oil and gas, drilling and pipeline construction industries are more likely to suffer hearing loss than other industries, according to 2014 hearing tests results.

AIHA provides preventative guidance on Legionella

Written by COS staff Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:10
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released a new guideline on Legionella in building water systems.
Starting in July, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will be increasing inspections of residential demolition and renovation sites to ensure contractors are adhering to health and safety laws when identifying and removing asbestos.

Saskatchewan launches new asbestos registry

Written by COS staff Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:05
The government of Saskatchewan is launching a new user-friendly and searchable web-based asbestos registry as part of its ongoing work regarding asbestos safety.
(Reuters Health) — Fumes from cleaning products used at work can make existing asthma worse, according to a new study of professional cleaning service employees.
Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology by switching some genes on, while switching others off, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health.
A new international standard on occupational health and safety management is currently under development and Canadian comments are requested until May 1.
The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has updated its policy related to occupational hearing loss.
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