Hygiene Stories (86)
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.
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.
Written by COS staff Monday, 01 February 2016 09:39
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.
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.
Written by COS staff Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:23
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.
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.
Written by Roxanne Nelson (Reuters) Monday, 25 May 2015 10:02
(Reuters Health) — Fumes from cleaning products used at work can make existing asthma worse, according to a new study of professional cleaning service employees.
Written by COS staff Monday, 13 April 2015 16:32
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.
Written by COS staff Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:50
A new international standard on occupational health and safety management is currently under development and Canadian comments are requested until May 1.
Written by COS Staff Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:21
The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has updated its policy related to occupational hearing loss.