Equipment Safety


Using Torch Near Gas Line Is Last Straw for Electrician on Probation for Safety

A journeyman electrician with 25 years of service used a propane torch to make electrical repairs. It was a curious decision considering the gas line running the length of th


Company Fined $77,500 for Separate Amputation Incidents

A worker’s right index finger was amputated while resting a steel tube on the clamping device of a machine used to bore out the centre of tubes to pre-set specifications. T

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Car Wash Worker Pulled Into Brushes

One might not believe a car wash could be a dangerous place to work, but it almost proved fatal for an attendant in Florida. According to reports, a female employee became en

DOS & DON’TS: [√] Do Follow Manufacturers’ Instructions for Equipment

When it comes to the machinery and equipment in your workplace, it’s important that you comply with the requirements for such devices in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. You

May 25: Study on Working Safely on Plastic Injection Moulding Machines Released

The IRSST released a study on the safety of workers operating or performing maintenance on plastic injection moulding machines that interact with peripherals such as robots,

Worker’s Lack of Safety Headwear Results in $10,000 Fine for Company

A worker, who wasn’t wearing protective headwear, was struck in the head by a board that had slipped off a roof. As a result, a construction company pleaded guilty to faili

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