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Stroke Awareness

Know Stroke symptoms – Stroke strikes F.A.S.T. and you should, too! Many people don’t know that if you can recognize the symptoms of a stroke you can save not only your life, but maybe the life of someone else. Control Blood Pressure –…

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What is WHMIS?

What is WHMIS? WHMIS, which stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs) and…

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Cold and Flu Season

With the large number of people getting the cold and flu recently we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to take the proper precautions to keep you and your fellow co-workers illness free. Have you touched your computer keyboard…

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Flammable Liquids

Improper storage and handling of flammable chemicals, and failure to recognize and control ignition sources, have accounted for many of the catastrophic accidents involving flammable liquid use and manufacturing. Statistics have indicated that more than 21 percent of industrial fires…

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Little Hazards – Big Impact

Most of us have probably heard the old saying, “It’s the little things that count. “There are many small things that influence our lives, and ignoring them can sometimes have serious consequences — particularly when it comes to safety. We…

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Of the roughly 40 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, 10 million can be attributed to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to loud sound as well as by repeated exposure to sounds at…

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Carbon Monoxide

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless, poisonous gas which can kill or cause serious illness. What are the sources of carbon monoxide? Sources of CO include fuel-burning appliances (furnaces, stoves, water heaters, and room heaters),…

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The Effects of Head Injuries

You can work for years and hardly get a scratch, then one day a fall can turn your life around. Fall injuries may cause abrasions, fractures and dislocations. However, one of the most serious results of a fall, other than…

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Another Look at Strains and Sprains

What Is a Sprain? A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn.   What Causes a Sprain? Many things can…

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Prevent Heavy Equipment Fires

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that is the technician. The reason: most fires happen when something on the machine is neglected.…

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