Hygiene Stories (90)

New website helps Canadians work safely in the sun

Written by COS staff Friday, 16 September 2016 09:37
Sun Safety at Work Canada (SSAWC), a Ryerson University-led national research project, is launching sunsafetyatwork.ca supporting workplaces in helping protect their employees from the dangers of sun exposure.
Victoria student Zofka Svec, age 12, earned WorkSafeBC's Al Appleton award after demonstrating what could be an effective disinfectant for hospital superbug, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) at the 2016 Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair.
The government of Canada has announced new occupational health and safety regulations under the Canada Labour Code that will better protect federally regulated workers who use, handle and store hazardous products in the workplace.
Nail technicians may be at increased risk for a variety of work-related diseases including skin disease, respiratory illness, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, reproductive issues and infections, according to research from the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD).

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.
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