Hygiene Stories

10 essentials of mobile equipment safety

Written by By Terry Thomas Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:55
Mobile equipment is defined in Part 16 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) as “a wheeled or tracked vehicle which is engine or motor powered, together with attached or towed equipment, but not a vehicle operated on fixed rails or tracks.” In food processing and manufacturing environments, the major type of mobile equipment used is the forklift. Other mobile equipment found in the workplace can include farm-type tractors and trailers, front-end loaders and ATVs. It’s important to know the safety essentials when operating and maintaining mobile equipment.

Safety management goes hi-tech

Written by Stefan Dubowski Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:03
The health and safety sector has come a long way since mine operators used canaries to detect dangerous toxic gas levels. Today, evaluation and control systems are more advanced than ever before, technology has helped standardize — and improve — safety across a swath of industries, and now data analysis helps health and safety experts get ahead of issues well before they become imminent risks.
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) unveiled the latest nine funding recipients of its Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP). Among the projects receiving funding are injury prevention for new immigrants and healthcare workers.
An increased focus to comply with regulations and the need to reduce safety injuries are driving organizations to adopt new strategies and technologies to ensure the safety of people, processes and products.
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