Hygiene Stories (89)
Written by COS staff Friday, 15 July 2016 08:44
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.
Written by COS staff Monday, 04 July 2016 09:28
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.
Written by COS staff Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:41
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).
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.