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Welding: Welding - Overview of Types and Hazards

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. The arc melts the metals to create the joint. Soldering is the joining of metals using a filler metal with a melting point below 450°C (842°F). The joined metals can be different metals.

Powered Hand Tools: Powered Hand Tools - Pneumatic Tools - Basic Safety

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. Do not operate the tool at a pressure above the manufacturer's rating. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Landscaping: Landscaping - Rotary Power Lawn Mowers

Shut off mower, ensuring the blade has stopped rotating, and disconnect the spark plug wire (or disconnect an electric lawn mower) before tipping the mower by the handle to expose the underside for maintenance. Stop the lawn mower immediately if the blade hits any hard object, inspect the blade, and make the necessary repairs before using the mower again. Disconnect electric lawn mowers or turn off gas-powered mowers immediately after use.

Abrasive Wheels: Use of Bench and Pedestal Grinders

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. Do not grind rough forgings on a small precision grinding wheel. Ensure the grinder speed does not exceed the operating speed marked on the wheel.

Abrasive Wheels: Use of Portable Grinders

Before use, check the manufacturer’s stated running speeds, or markings on the grinder, and grinder wheel for the maximum speed that it can be used. Keep the power cord away from the grinding wheel and the material being ground. Check that the wheel speed marked on the wheel is equal to or greater than the maximum speed of the grinder.

Abrasive Wheels: Bench and Pedestal Wheel Mounting

Examine the wheel for cracks or chips (visual inspection) to ensure the wheel is in safe condition and perform the "ring test. Use paper blotters between a wheel and flanges to take up slight wheel surface roughness. Before turning on the power, the operator should turn the wheel by hand to check for appropriate wheel clearance.

Physical Agents: Radiation - Quantities and Units of Ionizing Radiation

the radiation dose or the amount of radiation energy absorbed by the human body. One gray dose is equivalent to one joule radiation energy absorbed per kilogram of organ or tissue weight. The effects of being exposed to large doses of radiation at one time (acute exposure) vary with the dose.

Physical Agents: Noise - Occupational Exposure Limits for Extended Workshifts

Most standards and guidelines concerning noise exposure limits are based on an 8-hour work shift and also provide exposure limits for shorter and longer working days. When determining exposure limits for an extended work shift such as a 12-hour shift, one must take into account information on health effects related to noise exposure and those related to a 12-hour shift work. Table 1 also shows the noise exposure limit for extended shifts using both 5dB and 3dB exchange rates.

Health and Safety Committees: Joint Health and Safety Committee - Effective and ...

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. When the duties/tasks of health and safety committee members have been specified, they should be produced in written form, posted in the workplace, and a copy issued to each committee member. A well structured health and safety committee with a clear-cut purpose, and composed of knowledgeable members who are fully aware of ...

Welding: Welding - Hot Work

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. The 2014 version of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 51B "Fire Prevention in the Use of Cutting and Welding Processes" serves as the basis for many current fire prevention practices adopted by industry. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and ...

Asbestos: Asbestos - In the Home

If asbestos is found, hire a qualified asbestos removal specialist to get rid of it before beginning work. Removing deteriorating roofing shingles and siding containing asbestos, or tampering with roofing felt that contains asbestos. In addition, the 'act' of painting or trying to encapsulate the asbestos by other methods may loosen asbestos fibres which then can become air borne.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Dermatitis, Allergic Contact

Approximately 3,000 substances are recognized as contact allergens yet only 25 of these substances are responsible for almost half the cases of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The most common factors contributing to the development of allergic contact dermatitis are pre-existing skin conditions such as irritant contact dermatitis. Establishing a good program to avoid exposure of the skin to allergens is of vital importance to eliminate allergic contact dermatitis.

HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS Precautions - Emergency Personnel

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. Take proper precautions to prevent exposure to blood and body fluids. 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: Q Fever

Q fever (Query fever) is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to humans. People usually contract Q fever when they breathe in the Q fever microbe. Workers who start jobs with increased risk of Q fever should be offered blood tests to determine if they have resistance to Q fever.

Physical Agents: Noise - Hearing Conservation Program

If noise monitoring confirms that workers are exposed to noise levels at or above 85 dBA, a hearing conservation program should be developed and implemented. The majority of the jurisdictions require that employers provide hearing protection devices when noise levels are at or above 85 dBA. CSA Standards Z94.2 Hearing Protection Devices - Performance, selection, care, and use and Z1007 Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management also recommend that hearing protection devices be used when ...

Ergonomics: Rotational Shiftwork

These shifts can be either continuous, running 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, or semi-continuous, running 2 or 3 shifts per day with or without weekends. One study reported that night shift had the most incidents, followed by afternoon shifts (least incidents in the morning shift). The nutritional needs differ between day shifts and other shifts because of circadian rhythms.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Avian Influenza

No. Avian influenza viruses can be classified as low pathogenic avian influenza viruses (LPAI) and high pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAI). Only influenza type A viruses cause flu in birds. The body's immune system can make antibodies that can recognize these specific virus proteins (antigens) and therefore fight that specific influenza virus.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Dermatitis, Irritant Contact

Occupational irritant contact dermatitis is an inflammation caused by substances found in the workplace that come in direct contact with the skin. Another kind of contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, is different because it is an allergic response to skin contact with some allergy-causing material (e.g., poison ivy). Establishing a good program to avoid exposure of the skin to irritant substances is vitally important for eliminating irritant contact dermatitis.

Vibration: Vibration - Health Effects

Hand-arm vibration exposure affects the blood flow (vascular effect) and causes loss of touch sensation (neurological effect) in fingers. The severity of hand-arm vibration syndrome depends on several other factors, such as the characteristics of vibration exposure, work practice, personal history and habits. Canada, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut are the jurisdictions in Canada that have specifically mentioned ...

Garages: Garages - Road Service

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. Check the type of transmission on the vehicle and follow the manufacturer's instructions for towing front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.


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