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Chainsaws: Chainsaws - Safe Use of Chain Saws

Both standards describe safety requirements for the design of chain saws and include recommendations on how to use chain saws safely. Use only chain saws that have been manufactured and maintained according to standards like the CSA Standard Z62.1-03 (R2008) "Chain Saws"and that are equipped with a safety chain and chain brake. Ensure that the guide bar is tight and chain fits snugly without binding; adjust the chain tension, if required.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding - General

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Interlocked guard - a guard attached and monitored by the control system in such a manner that it prevents the operation of hazardous machine functions under specified conditions. Movable guard - a guard connected by mechanical means (e.g., hinges or slides) to the machine frame or an adjacent fixed element.

Occupations and Workplaces: Tree Planter

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What are some health and safety issues for tree planters? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: West Nile Virus

The symptoms of West Nile virus infection can begin 2 to 15 days following the bite of an infected mosquito. People of any age can be at risk of adverse health effects from West Nile virus infection. For more information about West Nile virus, mosquito control, and safety tips on using personal insect repellents visit the Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada web sites.

Chemical Profiles: Methyl Ethyl Ketone

What are the potential health effects of methyl ethyl ketone? What are fire hazards and extinguishing media for methyl ethyl ketone? What are the stability and reactivity hazards of methyl ethyl ketone?

Pesticides: Pesticides - Labels

Table 1 Pesticide Label Information Label element Description Trade or Product Name The name may include a distinctive brand or trademark which will usually be prominently displayed. Table 2 Pesticide Symbols and Labelling Four important symbols and words that show the potential hazards of pesticides. The labels of pesticides that present multiple hazards must include all hazard symbols, but require only one signal word – the signal word corresponding to the highest degree of hazard.

Pesticides: Pesticides - General

NOTE: The term "pesticide" describes a very large and diverse group of chemicals or products. A pesticide product may have active ingredients from more than one chemical family. For example, many municipalities have banned the "cosmetic use" of pesticides (lawn, turf and garden pesticides used primarily to make a lawn/garden look more attractive).

Occupations and Workplaces: Police

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Ensure that you are trained and informed on how to avoid the various health and safety hazards of your job. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Occupations and Workplaces: Food and Beverage Servers

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What are some health and safety issues of servers? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Abrasive Wheels: Wheel Mounting on Portable Grinders

Compare the machine speed to the speed marked on the wheel before mounting the wheel. This set-up will not support the wheel but rather it will damage the wheel and cause the wheel to wobble, pull out the bushing, and break. Always follow the machine builder's and wheel manufacturer's instructions when mounting or using an abrasive cup wheel.

Legislation: WHMIS 1988 - Education and Training

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. All Canadian jurisdictions require that employers develop, implement, and maintain a worker education program that will enable workers to work safely with hazardous chemicals. Instruction on requirements for labels and data sheets, information on how product may affect the workers health or safety as well as training in safe ...

Ergonomics: Back Belts

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Back belts, also called "back supports", "lumbar support belts", "weight lifting belts", or "abdominal belts" were originally used in medical rehabilitation therapy. With these recommendations in mind, the Ontario Ministry of Labour issued "Back Belts in Manual Material Handling" that warns users and potential users of any ...

Garages: Garages - Vehicle Maintenance

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Refer to and follow the instructions on the safety date sheet (SDS) for any products you will be using. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Occupations and Workplaces: Hotel Housekeeping

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Training should also emphasize the importance of rest periods for the workers' health and explain how active rest can do more for keeping workers healthy than passive rest. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Health and Safety Programs: Job Safety Analysis

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure which helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation. Other terms used to describe this procedure are job hazard analysis (JHA) and job hazard breakdown. Modified jobs: new hazards may be associated with changes in job procedures.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Rabies

The rabies virus causes the disease by infecting nerves in animals and people. Workers who have contact with animals must know how to deal with rabid animals and how to protect themselves from the rabies virus. People who have had contact with the rabies virus require both the rabies immune globulin (RabIg) and the rabies vaccine (HDCV or PCECV) as soon as possible.

Occupations and Workplaces: Nurse (Registered)

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Occupational health nurses can provide employee health education programs and care in private businesses or industries. Public health nurses offer health education through either public health departments or through home visits.

Chemicals and Materials: Waste Anesthetic Gases, Hazards of

These gases and vapours are known as waste anesthetic gases (WAGs). What are the health effects of occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases (WAGs)? Proper maintenance and inspection programs should be written and carried out for the WAG scavenging system, anesthesia machines, and the ventilation system.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

Workers who use sharps require education and training as part of a sharps injury prevention program. An effective system for disposing of used needles and sharps is crucial to preventing injuries. Locate disposal containers specifically where needles and sharps are used to make safe disposal possible.

Chemical Profiles: Carbon Dioxide

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What are fire hazards and extinguishing media for carbon dioxide? What is the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) recommended exposure limit for carbon dioxide?


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