Workplace Safety

  • Spill Response: The Seven Critical Steps
    Spill Response: The Seven Critical Steps

    When teaching employees to respond to spills, a lot of time is spent sharing tricks of the trade and discussing the details of the equipment commonly used during spill response. However, it is equally important to step back and be confident that employees also understand the proper sequence of responding to spills and how the […]... Learn more

  • Risks Involved in Refilling Single-Use TC-39M/DOT-39 (Non-Refillable) Propane Cylinders
    Risks Involved in Refilling Single-Use TC-39M/DOT-39 (Non-Refillable) Propane Cylinders

    More and more Canadians purchase small, non-refillable propane cylinders yearly for heating and cooking during outdoor activities and torch fuel use. It is estimated that 2.2 million single-use cylinders are consumed annually in Canada. Refilling single-use propane cylinders — such as those typically used with camp stoves — is prohibited by British Columbia laws. The practice […]... Learn more

  • How To Dispose of And Recycle Batteries
    How To Dispose of And Recycle Batteries

    There has been a considerable increase in the demand for batteries and the evolution and history of the battery. This demand stems from billions of people carrying electronics that consume electricity. These electronics include cell phones, laptops, and digital cameras. So, whether it is a rechargeable cell phone battery, a standard alkaline AA battery, or […]... Learn more

  • Understanding The Cost of Workplace Injury: Why Training is Important
    Understanding The Cost of Workplace Injury: Why Training is Important

    The last few years during and post-COVID-19 have been tough on the economy, especially on small businesses. Business owners are working with tighter budgets and are cutting or reducing many activities or programs that don’t directly benefit the bottom line. What to cut and what to keep? Undoubtedly, this is a tricky balancing act for […]... Learn more

  • What To Look for In a Hazardous Waste Management Company
    What To Look for In a Hazardous Waste Management Company

    Businesses that handle hazardous waste cannot function without knowing how to dispose of the waste correctly. So many regulations and protocols govern the management of hazardous waste, and they keep changing over time. You need the expertise to stay compliant in an ever-evolving regulatory environment. Finding the “right” hazardous waste disposal company cannot be understated. […]... Learn more

  • How Exposure to Mercury Impacts You and Your Body
    How Exposure to Mercury Impacts You and Your Body

    Mercury is one of nature’s most toxic heavy metals and is found in air, water, and soil. If present, it starts to impact our health when in direct contact with this metal through physical contact, breathing or intake. This exposure can lead to neurological, cardiovascular (heart-related), digestive, hormonal, and dermatological (skin-related) issues. Mercury has no […]... Learn more

  • 5 Consequences of Mismanaging Hazardous Waste
    5 Consequences of Mismanaging Hazardous Waste

    5 Consequences of Mismanaging Hazardous Waste  Managing hazardous waste properly is essential to the success of your business. However, handling explosives, gases, and other dangerous substances is not easy. Mismanagement of these materials can compromise workers’ safety and security, possibly exposing employees to explosions, spills, and other situations that could be life-threatening. Apart from these […]... Learn more

  • Does GHS Require Product Testing for Hazard Classification?
    Does GHS Require Product Testing for Hazard Classification?

    Chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors must update how they classify and communicate the hazards of their products under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of SDS and Label authoring. It is mandatory to label products and provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that convey the dangers for anyone who purchases, receives, or uses the product. In addition, […]... Learn more

  • The Importance Of Proper Workplace Safety Inspections
    The Importance Of Proper Workplace Safety Inspections

    Safety is a serious consideration for any company. When workers see a company making an effort to inspect a workplace frequently, it increases the awareness and existence of a safety positive culture, as well as indicates a company cares about the well-being of its workers. Involving workers in such inspections increases their participation and desire […]... Learn more

  • The Difference Between Workplace Incidents And Workplace Accidents?
    The Difference Between Workplace Incidents And Workplace Accidents?

    With so much of our lives spent working, from the office to construction sites, we must understand the significance of health and safety in the workplace. Safety is an essential factor for all businesses, with a joint effort between employers, employees, and contractors to ensure everyone’s well-being. Suppose you’re a casual observer of workplace safety […]... Learn more