Keeping Safety a Priority while Working from Home

As workplaces continue to adjust to COVID-19 and its impacts on the world, there has been an emphasis on working from home, where possible, to try...

Manual Labour Shouldn’t Mean Manual Trauma

Farmers and agricultural workers of all stripes are unsung heroes in our daily lives. Their efforts to provide the nation with crops, livestock and...

NEW! Online Occupational Health & Safety Courses

The Canada Safety Council has partnered with Vubiz, an online training and e-learning distributor, to make online Occupational Health and Safety...

Workplace Safety

On the job site, safety is of paramount importance. Safety is a tool that promotes responsible business practices and continued productivity. More importantly, in the context of the workplace, safety is a necessary preventative measure to ensure continued health and wellbeing for you as well as for those around you. Read on for information on how to keep your workplace safe from common hazards as well as to access our suite of online Occupational Health & Safety e-learning courses!

Smart Farming Puts Safety First

Farming is a traditional way of life for many Canadians. Most farms in this country are family operations. When the home doubles as an industrial worksite, safety must always come first. Basic Precautions Over half of all serious farming-related injuries happen when...

Methanol

Methanol is a widely used industrial solvent also found in some household chemicals. Symptoms of Methanol Poisoning: Upset stomach, dizziness, vision problems. Symptoms reappear six to 30 hours later with greater severity. Methanol is a clear, colourless liquid with a...

Fatigue

The tragedies of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and the Exxon Valdez all occurred during the night shift. Fatigue is a critical occupational safety concern for shift workers, especially workers in the transportation industry. Off the job, being overtired creates a risk...

Perfume in the Workplace

Fragrances have been used over the millennia for medicine, religion, romance, and simply to mask foul odors. However, the composition of today’s fragrances is quite different from that of the ancient pharaohs or the “perfumed court” of France’s King Louis XV. Until...

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide can poison and kill with little or no warning! Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America. Exposure to high concentrations can cause death in just a few minutes. Confusion -- a symptom of exposure to this colorless,...

The Cold Facts on Hypothermia

We Canadians pride ourselves on our ability to cope with our severe winters. But we forget that the cold can and does kill. The dangers become all too clear when there is a disaster, and unprepared people become stranded or fall into cold water. Hypothermia, sometimes...

Office Noise and Acoustics

Unlike many workplaces, the office is a relatively quiet place to work. Two important benefits of good office acoustics are the ability to concentrate without being distracted, and the ability to hear the spoken word. Noise is a productivity issue as much as it is a...