September 2019

Jewelry Hazard

Machinery Entanglement Isn’t Only Jewelry Hazard

Jewelry has its place, but certainly not in work situations where it may become entangled in moving machinery. An incident investigated by WorkSafeBC illustrates another type

BPA

BPA Linked to Male Sex Problems

High levels of workplace exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, has been linked to reduced sexual function in me

termination

Ask The Expert: Is Failure to Get a Driver’s Licence Grounds for Termination?

QUESTION We reassigned a casual employee to a job that includes driving duties even though he didn’t have a driver’s licence because he assured us he’d get one. He’s

Surviving an OHS Inspection: The 5 Things You Should Never Say to an OHS Inspector

he way you handle the actual OHS inspection process may have as much impact on the outcome as the health and safety conditions of your site. That’s why the frontline worker

Urban Legends – The (Un)Truth Hurts

Here's a wealth of information out there about safety -- and quite a bit of misinformation. Some of that misinformation is in the form of urban legends, rumors and myths.

Watch Out For These Foodborne Illnesses

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200 diseases are transmitted through food, sometimes with fatal consequences, particularly to

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