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Safety & Health Magazine
May 15, 2024
Dallas — During inclement weather, facility operators are obligated to maintain safety, minimize any chemical/oil releases and discharges, and report them in a timely manner.
May 14, 2024
Washington — Alarmed by a rising trend of hand and finger injuries caused by improper use of hand tools, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has issued a safety alert.
May 14, 2024
Richland, WA — Spending just three days working a night shift “can knock the body’s biological rhythms off course, disrupting important processes related to blood glucose regulation, energy metabolism and inflammation,” researchers from Washington State U…
May 14, 2024
Waltham, MA — The higher outdoor temperatures climb, the more likely it is that a worker will be injured, according to a recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
May 13, 2024
Washington — The National Fire Protection Association’s voluntary standard on preventing fires and uncontrolled chemical reactions at hazardous waste facilities carries significant influence from the Chemical Safety Board – and CSB officials appreciate it…
Conversations about Workplace Safety
May 8, 2024
WorkSafeBC inspections are an important part of ensuring health and safety in B.C. workplaces. Our prevention officers focus on risk management basics to ensure the most significant risks are effectively addressed. A risk management approach involves work…
May 1, 2024
Returning to work safely while recovering from an injury requires collaboration between the worker and the employer.  By Marnie Douglas If you are injured at work, should you stop working until you recover? Not necessarily. Depending on the injury, a…
Apr 16, 2024
A brave mother shares her experience and advocates for workplace safety changes in the maritime industry so that no one ever has to suffer a loss like she has.  “It was 100 percent predictable and 100 percent preventable.” That’s how Genevieve Cragg …
Mar 8, 2024
Whether your business is large or small, employers are responsible for ensuring a healthy and safe workplace.  I recently spoke with Tami Der, manufacturing consultant in Prevention Programs and Services at WorkSafeBC, who gave me an overview of how …
Feb 14, 2024
BC Construction Safety Alliance can lighten the load of managing a construction business and make safety simpler.  As a business grows, reviewing workplace health and safety obligations is one of the many tasks employers need to address. Thankfully, …