On October 19, 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the launch of the GlobalRecalls portal.
Health and Safety vs. Productivity: What’s the evidence?
In this day and age, at least in wealthy countries, it is rare to come across anyone who will argue that health and safety management is not only a necessity in but a benefit to workplaces. However, as we now regularly hear about the cutting back of “red tape” in the news, one can wonder what the relationship between health and safety vs. productivity in workplaces actually is. The question is difficult for OHS professionals to hear, but one with an interesting and evidence-based answer.What is the...
Canada Codes for Mining Safety Increase
According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Canada remains among the world’s most open countries in terms of trade and investment in mining. Figures produced by the trade body state that the mining industry contributes $52.6 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) and accounts for 20.4 % of Canadian goods exports and has the world’s third largest mining supply with over 3,200 suppliers. These facts will no doubt have contributed to the increased safety legislation which was passed in...
Quarterly Product Spotlight - The M42BC Vertical Baler
Posted by Harmony Harmony’s January-March Product Spotlight Get the best pricing on one of our most popular low profile balers, the M42BC Vertical Baler! Cardboard and plastic waste is accumulating at a pace never before seen in the retail and residential housing industries. Business owners and apartment building managers need an efficient and affordable solution to this growing problem. Both of these valuable commodities can be recycled to create additional revenue where there once was a waste...
Using XRF to ensure food safety
The giants in the food and beverage industry are using handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers as part of their quality control procedure to ensure rigorous food safety.Food manufacturing often involves mechanical steps such as chopping, slicing, or mincing, which are carried out by machinery with moving metal parts (e.g. blades). In time, these parts can wear, resulting in small metal fragments being introduced in the food production line. To detect metal contamination before the final processing stage,...
4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene
Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. Here are 4 tips for leveraging Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management tools to improve employee safety through industrial hygiene. 1. Use Risk Tools to Gather and...