Tag Archives: workplace hazards

Safety alert! How miscommunication caused a worker’s hand to be crushed

In this, the third installment of our ‘Safety alert!’ series, we’ll be looking at a situation where poor communication, and a failure to follow procedures, almost cost a worker his hand. Continue reading

Spot the hazard – test your risk awareness

If you spend any time working out in the field, then you know that risk assessment and hazard awareness can be a matter of life and death. It’s important to be vigilant, keeping an eye out for everything from hazardous gases or silica, to loose bolts or faulty equipment.

This week on our blog, we challenge you to ‘spot the hazards’.  Continue reading

Workplace noise – how much is too much?

This is a guest post by The CSA Group.

Workers in many occupational sectors – including oil and gas, mining, construction and others – often perform their jobs while exposed to high levels of occupational noise. It’s an accepted part of everyday work life, but is also recognized as an occupational hazard.

What’s not always clear is at what level it becomes a problem, or how many different issues it presents.

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New program to help you manage the hazards of silica dust

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s a basic component of soil, sand and many rocks; things we’re all exposed to, safely, every day.

So it’s hard to imagine that the dust from this common mineral, can be a deadly hazard. Continue reading