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Industrial Cleaning Safety

A wet or dirty floor can spell disaster in an industrial setting, which is why the work of cleaning personnel is so important in this sector. Cleaners, however, face a series of considerable risks, from working with dangerous chemicals to slips and falls, ergonomic hazards, as well as being exposed to infectious diseases and mold. […]

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Peat Removal Safety

Peat may be extracted for one of two reasons: to allow workers and machines to reach deeper resources, or to be processed and sold as fuel. Although the environmental impact of these processes is now being questioned, both remain as essential as they are dangerous. Especially in those cases where peat removal is done manually, […]

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Drilling and Augering Safety

Drilling is one of the most fundamental and most dangerous steps in the extraction of oil and gas. The process is also common in the construction, agriculture, and landscaping industries, where it is usually carried out with the help of an auger or special drilling device. The risks of both drilling and augering can be […]

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Boiler Operation Safety

Although seemingly easy to operate, marine boilers pose a series of occupational hazards for those who come in contact with them. Mistakes in the maintenance or operation of boiler systems can lead to severe injury and even death. Most of these accidents are shown to be the result of operator error, which means that appropriate […]

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Power Plant Work Safety

Power plants have become significantly safer over the past decades, yet workers are still faced with hazardous situations on a daily basis. From electrical burns to dangerous chemicals, boiler accidents and exposure to damaging substances such as asbestos, employees in power plants can suffer serious injuries that may even prove fatal. To prevent incidents from […]

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Clearing and Grading Safety

Clearing and grading, topsoil stripping, and land levelling activities all involve the modification of land plots to prepare them for property development, reclaim disturbed areas, or ensure more efficient irrigation. The risks associated with these landscaping, construction, and agriculture activities can easily be managed given appropriate safety training for employees. Potential Hazards The most important […]

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Water Treatment Safety

Clean water is essential for a community’s livelihood and productivity, but employees who work in water treatment plants to ensure a steady supply of this vital liquid are exposed to a series of considerable risks. Accidents in water treatment can endanger workers’ lives but are almost entirely preventable if all employees undergo rigorous safety training […]

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Metalworking Safety

Between casting iron, grinding, filing, milling, welding, soldering, brazing, plating, and other similar activities, metalworkers are exposed to a set of unique risks and require special training in order to maintain their safety and that of their colleagues. These employees are indispensable in both construction and manufacturing, two of the most dangerous industries in Canada. […]

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Underground Mining Safety

Underground mining is one of the most rigorously regulated sectors in Canada, and rightfully so. Even though the number of work-related accidents and fatalities has decreased over the years, serious injuries continue to be reported each year. An even stronger emphasis on appropriate safety training for all miners is therefore necessary. Potential Hazards The risks […]

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Quarrying Safety

Although quarrying is a process that is specific to the Mining Industry, the materials produced by quarries are required for the proper functioning of a wide range of sectors, including Construction and Manufacturing. As new technologies are introduced in Mining, the quarrying process is becoming increasingly automated, yet no less dangerous for laborers and vehicle […]

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