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Chemical Profiles: Formaldehyde Solutions

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 formaldehyde solutions? What are the stability and reactivity hazards of formaldehyde solutions?

Occupations and Workplaces: Plumber

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. Exposure to biohazards including raw sewage when working on sewage pipes or septic tank outlets, or when laying new pipe in soil. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Chemical Profiles: Mercury

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. Tremors are thought to be a sensitive indicator for long-term low-level exposure to mercury vapour. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Chemical Profiles: Trichloroethylene

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. Provide eyewash and safety shower if contact or splash hazard exists. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Occupations and Workplaces: Hairdresser

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 hairdressers? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Safety Hazards: Emergency Showers and Eyewash Stations

More than one emergency shower or eyewash station may be required in an area where many workers use hazardous substances. All workers require instruction in the proper use and location of emergency showers or eyewash stations before any emergencies occur. Written instructions should be made available to all workers and posted beside the emergency shower and eyewash station.

Road Work: Road Work - Traffic Control Zone

Traffic control refers to the use of temporary traffic control devices to protect workers and to move road users safely through a work zone. A traffic management plan is usually required to outline the traffic hazards, and specify the measures needed for traffic control. Plan the traffic diversion so that the flow of traffic ensures the safety of the workers, and the road work does not endanger the other road users.

Health and Safety Programs: Trenching and Excavation

Working in trenches and excavations is hazardous to both the workers who work inside them, and to workers on the surface. Have a worker above ground when a worker is working in the trench to warn those in the trench of danger and to provide emergency help. Is the shoring equipment the right equipment as required for the depth of the trench/excavation and type of soil?

Chemical Profiles: Carbon Monoxide

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 the potential health effects of carbon monoxide? What are fire hazards and extinguishing media for carbon monoxide?

Chemical Profiles: Gasoline

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. However, there is little information available regarding the potential effects from long-term occupational exposure to gasoline itself. What are fire hazards and extinguishing media for gasoline?

Prevention and Control of Hazards: Routine Practices

Routine practices are a set of infection control strategies and standards designed to protect workers from exposure to potential sources of infectious diseases. Hand hygiene is the act of removing or destroying microorganisms on the hands while maintaining good hand integrity (keeping the skin healthy). Hand hygiene can be performed with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (when hands are not visibly soiled) or with soap and water (especially when hands are visibly soiled).

Road Work: Road Work - Traffic Control Person

Only use traffic control persons when other methods of traffic control are not adequate. What should a traffic control person do when controlling traffic? Cover or remove traffic control person signs when there are no traffic control persons present.

Chemical Profiles: Sodium Hydroxide

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 sodium hydroxide? What is the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) recommended exposure limit for sodium hydroxide?

Chemical Profiles: Sulfur 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 sulfur dioxide? What is the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) recommended exposure limit for sulfur dioxide?

Chemical Profiles: Hydrogen Sulfide

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 hydrogen sulfide? What is the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) recommended exposure limit for hydrogen sulfide?

Chemical Profiles: Titanium 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 titanium dioxide? What are the stability and reactivity hazards of titanium dioxide?

Occupations and Workplaces: Laboratory Technician and Technologist

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 the main health and safety issues for laboratory technicians and technologists? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Chemical Profiles: Phosphoric Acid (Solutions)

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. Provide eyewash and safety shower if contact or splash hazard exists. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Physical Agents: Cold Environments - Working in the Cold

It is essentially the air temperature that would feel the same on exposed human flesh as the given combination of air temperature and wind speed. In outdoor workplaces with air temperature below the freezing point, both air temperature and wind speed should be recorded. The air between layers of clothing provides better insulation than the clothing itself.

Chemicals and Materials: Lead on Construction Projects

installing or removing lead products (such as lead panels, lead sheeting and lead bricks used for shielding radiation sources). Remove lead based products where possible by using safe work practices when removing or disturbing lead (see engineering controls for examples). Respirators prevent the inhalation of lead where engineering controls and work practices do not control the concentration of lead to below the occupational exposure limit.


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