December 11, 2013 - On behalf of the manufacturer, Precision Mastech, Canadian Tire is voluntarily recalling all units of the Mastercraft Multimeter Kit (Product #052-0727) as a precautionary measure due to concerns that the unit may not accurately detect voltage levels, posing a potential safety concern.
October 21, 2013 – ERI Safety Videos has released two new safety awareness programs that deal with two important safety awareness topics.
August 30, 2013 – Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. of Bradford West Gwillimbury, a cheese manufacturer with facilities located near Schomberg, Ont., was fined $60,000 after a worker was injured and lost two fingers while operating a machine.
August 12, 2013 - Nova Scotia has launched a penalty system focused on worker safety as part of its approach to get “tougher on employers who put workers at risk, and promote education and prevention for less serious infractions”.
August 9, 2013 - Ansell’s new HyFlex 11-200 Hi-Viz sleeve claims to combine exceptional comfort with ANSI level 3 cut performance and ANSI level 2 abrasion resistance for greater safety. The product’s visible fluorescent yellow colour also helps keep workers safe in environments with poor light or in applications where individuals work at a distance. The one-size HyFlex 11-200 sleeve provides an adjustable system in the forearm area and space in the upper arm area to help fit all workers. A fixing system prevents roll down by attaching the safety sleeve to the worker’s shirt.
July 25, 2013 - Capital Safety has redesigned its DBI-SALA EZ-Stop lanyard, boasting lighter, stronger and more durable qualities, along with Hi-10 energy management material, Repel webbing, and a soft cover with protected labels. “We consistently heard a request for innovative new lanyards that were not only more durable, but lighter and smaller. The new EZ-Stop is a unique product that meets those needs across industries,” says Jacob Shevik, soft goods product manager at Capital Safety. According to the company, the new Hi-10 shock pack is 66% smaller and 40% lighter than competing products, making it the smallest available shock pack in the world, it claims.
July 12, 2013 - Aurora Pictures has recently released two new safety awareness programs, Ladder Safety and Combustible Dust Awareness. The first is a 17-minute video, which details the hazards of working on a ladder and discusses how to select the right ladder for the job, inspect the ladder before use, how to transport and set up a ladder, and more. Combustible Dust Awareness is an 8-minute video that provides a general awareness of how combustible dust explosions are caused and what users can do to recognize and mitigate the possible hazards before it is too late. It includes a detailed explanation of what combustible dust is and what makes dust such a highly combustible fuel source. Both of these programs are available in DVD and streaming media formats.
July 4, 2013 - Safway Group has announced that Paul Amedee joined Safway’s safety team as vice president of safety, where he will lead the continued improvement and advancement of Safway’s safety systems and reporting tools and coordinate all safety-related administrative procedures. Indirectly, he will also be responsible for overseeing regional and branch safety personnel, as well as employee and customer safety-related training.
June 26, 2013 - Metro Paper Industries, an Ontario-based manufacturer of recycled paper products, has been fined $70,000 after a worker was severely injured by the blades of a machine.
June 24, 2013 - Pasta Quistini—a North York, Ont., business engaged in preparing and selling pastas, sauces and prepared foods to retailers, restaurants and industrial facilities—has been fined $120,000 after a worker became entangled in a machine and died. A supervisor was also fined $12,000.
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