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Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Toxic Materials

Whenever possible, it is always best to avoid using a toxic material either by eliminating its use (by changing the method or process for example) or by substituting the toxic material with a less hazardous material. The specific first aid recommendations can vary from one toxic material to another, however, depending on the nature (properties and hazards) of the material. Know which materials you work with are toxic materials.

Physical Agents: Lasers - Health Care Facilities

These properties enable laser devices to produce powerful laser beams that can even cut metal. There are two types of laser hazards: the laser beam hazards and the non-beam hazards. Non-beam hazards are associated with the laser equipment or the hazardous substances released from the laser equipment, and fumes emitted from materials exposed to laser beams, including laser-plumes produced during surgical procedures.

Health and Safety Programs: Basic OH&S Program Elements

A health and safety program must include the elements required by the health and safety legislation as a minimum. The joint health and safety committee members should be active participants in the development, implementation, and monitoring of all phases of the health and safety program. Health and safety legislation requires workplace inspections as a proactive action to ensure workplace health and safety.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Oxidizing Liquid ...

Organic materials, such as wood, should not be used in ventilation systems for oxidizing materials. If totally separate storage is not possible, store oxidizing materials away from incompatible materials especially organic or other oxidizable materials (sometimes called reducing materials or reducing agents). Keep containers of oxidizers tightly closed, except when actually using the material, to help avoid spillage or contamination of the container contents.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Corrosive Liquid ...

Before storing corrosives, inspect all incoming containers of corrosives to ensure that they are undamaged and properly labelled. Make sure that containers of corrosives are kept tightly closed except when the materials are actually being used. If liquid corrosives are stored in drums, use a corrosion-resistant drum pump for transferring liquids into other containers.

Health and Safety Programs: Guide to Writing an OHS Policy Statement

Canadian health and safety legislation requires employers to have a health and safety program in their workplace. Know and apply the workplace safety policy and relevant occupational health and safety legislation. Hold regular safety meetings to review safety conditions and general safety policies.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Compressed Gases

Compressed gas cylinders must be connected only to regulators and equipment designed for the gas in the cylinder. There are four standard types of cylinder valve outlets to prevent interchanges of gas handling equipment between incompatible gases. Also if the cylinder valve is left open, foreign matter can enter the cylinder if the cylinder pressure drops lower than the pressure in attached equipment.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: Effective Workplace Inspections

Regular workplace inspections are an important part of the overall occupational health and safety program and management system, if present. A checklist helps to clarify inspection responsibilities, controls inspection activities and provides a report of inspection activities. Do not conduct an inspection immediately before a committee meeting but try to separate inspections and meetings by at least one week.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Organic Peroxide ...

For organic peroxides requiring temperature control, the recommended storage temperature range should be plainly marked on the container. Some liquid organic peroxides, however, such as methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, gradually decompose giving off gas. For example, methyl ethyl ketone peroxide and cyclohexanone peroxide may explode if they are mixed with acetone, a common solvent.

Health and Safety Programs: Hazard Control

A hazard control program consists of all steps necessary to protect workers from exposure to a substance or system, the training and the procedures required to monitor worker exposure and their health to hazards such as chemicals, materials or substance, or other types of hazards such as noise and vibration. A written workplace hazard control program should outline which methods are being used to control the exposure and how these controls will be monitored for effectiveness. It is important ...

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Dangerously Reac ...

For materials requiring temperature control, the recommended storage temperature range should be plainly marked on the container. When transferring materials from one container to another, avoid spilling material and contaminating your skin or clothing. Do not allow materials, such as cleaning liquids, paints or thinners, to come into contact with dangerously reactive materials.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: Contact Lenses at Work

In workplaces with ultra-violet and infrared radiation sources, users of contact lenses require protection just as persons not wearing contact lenses do. An employer must ensure that, if wearing contact lenses poses a hazard to the worker's eyes during work, the worker is advised of the hazards and the alternatives to wearing contact lenses. British ColumbiaOccupational Health and Safety RegulationSection 8.18 Contact Lenses8.18 Adequate precautions must be taken if a hazardous substance or ...

Pesticides: Pesticides - Working Safely

If you must pour the pesticide in a new container, clearly label any new container holding the pesticide. Do not transfer pesticides to cups, bowls or any other container that may be confused with containers for drinking or eating. Â Dispose of empty containers, or expired or surplus pesticides according to the directions on the label.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Cryogenic Liquid ...

Mixing flammable cryogens and liquid oxygen produces a fire hazard. Thoroughly clean any equipment or container used with liquid oxygen to the degree required for use with oxidizing materials. Protect the eyes with a full-face shield (with safety glasses or goggles) if a cryogenic liquid is poured or if an open container of the cryogen may bubble.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Flammable and Co ...

Never use plastic or glass containers for storing flammable liquids unless storage in metal containers would affect the required liquid purity or if the liquid would cause excessive corrosion of the metal container. Many workplaces receive flammable liquids in large metal drums or barrels, then fill smaller containers from them. Whenever possible, use approved, properly labelled safety containers when working with flammable and combustible liquids.

Biological Hazards: Flood Clean-up

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. If standing water or water damaged materials are not cleaned and dried (or removed), they can present serious long-term health risks and will allow viruses, bacteria, and mould to grow which can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions, and continue to damage materials and health long after the flood. Avoid or limit direct ...

Health and Safety Programs: Confined Space - Program

More information about confined spaces is located in the OSH Answers document Confined Spaces - Introduction. Another worker, the attendant (also known as the safety watch or standby), is posted outside the confined space and continuously monitors the workers inside the confined space. Another worker qualified in confined spaces rescue procedures must be present outside the confined space before the first rescuer enters the confined space.

Landscaping: Landscaping - Tree Trimming

Use non-conductive tools and personal protective equipment if working near electrical power lines. Never use safety lines for raising and lowering equipment or tree limbs. Contact the power utility company before working on trees near power lines to arrange for ways to protect the employees (e.g., cutting off the power to the lines and grounding them or using insulating blankets on the power lines).

Asbestos: Asbestos - Control Strategies for Workplaces

If asbestos is found while renovating in the workplace, hire a qualified asbestos removal specialist to dispose of the asbestos materials before beginning any other work. Using double locker rooms allows workers remove asbestos contaminated clothes in one locker room, then shower off asbestos contaminants, then use the second locker area to keep their street clothes. Personal records to show the exposure of a worker to asbestos at the workplace, including the time-weighted average exposure of...

Health and Safety Programs: Confined Space - Introduction

The space outside the confined space can impact on the conditions inside the confined space and vice versa. The important thing to remember is that each time a worker plans to enter any work space, the worker should determine if that work space is considered a confined space. Air quality testing: The air within the confined space should be tested from outside of the confined space before entry into the confined space.


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