Workplace Safety


Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

An unexpected release of hazardous substances, or a substantial threat of a hazardous substance release, can pose a significant health and safety risk to workers.Unexpected releases can be caused by operation failures and unrelated outside events (e.g., natural disasters, terrorism). Workers can encounter hazardous substances through waste dumped in the Read the full article…


Window Cleaning Association Creates Safety Guide for Workers

Through its alliance with OSHA, the International Window Cleaning Association has developed an online field guide for protecting the safety and health of window cleaners. The mobile-friendly guide offers best practices on identifying and avoiding fall, chemical, electrical and other hazards workers face on the job. Employers must develop and provide Read the full article…


New Guide on Choosing Slip-Resistant Footwear

One of the leading OHS research centers in Canada, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST),  has released a guide How to Choose Slip-Resistant Occupational Footwear to help workers select footwear that will provide good grip and adequate protection against other hazards. As with the Read the full article…

Young woman falling on wet floor
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