Hygiene Stories (81)
As consumers, many of us tend to take for granted the foods we find in our local grocery store. But for the companies that produce those foods, worker safety can never be taken for granted. From physical injuries to mental health concerns, processing plants can present a wide range of hazards.
Written by COS Staff Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:00
The sum total of adverse working conditions explains a substantial portion of the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a recent study out of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Written by Amanda Silliker Friday, 16 August 2013 09:06
Workers who have been on the job for less than two months are at a greater risk of heat strokes, sun strokes and other health-related illnesses, according to a study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
An occupation that requires workers to spend much of the day making and receiving telephone calls may sound like a relatively safe job. But call centre work has many serious health risks.
Written by Michelle Morra-Carlisle Tuesday, 12 March 2013 16:43
When Dimitrio Guzzardi attended a rock concert with his spouse recently, they had great seats eight rows from the stage. They also had a good view of the person in charge of measuring sound levels. Guzzardi, an industrial hygienist, read the meter over the man’s shoulder.
Written by Mari-Len De Guzman Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:46
Further study needs to be done to understand the reason why workers from western Canada have a higher risk of work-related injury than their counterparts in the east, according to one scientist from the Institute of Work and Health (IWH).
Written by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:12
Combustible dusts are serious hazards that can potentially cause a massive explosion if not controlled properly. Here are some things employers and workers should know about combustible dusts, how to control them and prevent dust explosions.
Written by Linda Johnson Monday, 26 November 2012 12:03
Government occupational health and safety systems no longer meet the challenges of today’s workplaces, and policy-makers across Canada and the United States need to adopt a new approach, an OHS expert told a gathering at the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) in Toronto last week.
Poor indoor air quality poses serious health risks to workers – learn how to watch for telltale signs of bad air
Written by COS staff Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:37
CSA Group has announced Canada's first adopted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on nanotechnologies. CSA Z12885, Nanotechnologies — Exposure control program for engineered nanomaterials in occupational settings provides guidance for the safe use of nanomaterials in the workplace.