Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

22 Books found

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Books

  • Cold Weather Workers Safety Guide

    Cold Weather Workers Safety Guide

    Designed for municipal workers, construction workers, road repair crews, snow removal crews, ski resort workers, and emergency crews, this popular guide incorporates cold weather safety tips and information about other outdoor conditions and use of machinery and equipment (117 pages).

  • Emergency Response Planning Guide

    Emergency Response Planning Guide

    This guide will help your organization develop an emergency response plan to deal with fires, chemical spills, explosions, floods, injuries, illnesses and other crisis situations. It outlines actions that employers and employees must take in the event of an emergency situation to ensure employee health and safety, minimize damage to property or equipment and protect the environment.

  • Food Service Workers Safety Guide

    Food Service Workers Safety Guide

    Designed for employees and supervisors in restaurants, catering establishments, hotels and fast food chains, this guide outlines the safe use of kitchen equipment including a new action-oriented section on “Cleaning and Sanitizing Kitchens”. The guide also covers housekeeping safety tips and lifting procedures and includes customizable forms and references to additional information on the internet. (137 pages)

  • Groundskeepers Safety Guide

    Groundskeepers Safety Guide

    Designed for groundskeepers, landscape contractors and nursery workers. Includes information on safe use of chain saws and other tools, personal protective equipment, UV, heat, cold, noise, vibration and dust. (129 pages)

  • Health and Safety Committees Reference Guide

    Health and Safety Committees Reference Guide

    This guide provides practical guidance for the formation and effective functioning of health and safety committees and can help you understand your roles and responsibilities as a committee member, investigate accidents, review an OH&S Program, conduct workplace inspections and identify and take steps to control work hazards. New committee members as well as seasoned professionals can use the guide as a practical reference tool. You can also ...

  • Health and Safety Guide for Custodial Workers

    Health and Safety Guide for Custodial Workers

    This guide is a practical source of workplace health and safety relating to custodial work for cleaners, caretakers, facilities managers, and anyone who works in a custodial department. This guide incorporates safety tips and information on topics related to custodial work such as how to recognize and control health and safety hazards; safe work practices; working alone and violence; emergency preparedness; personal protective equipment; the ...

  • Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals

    Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals

    This guide outlines the role and responsibility of Human Resources Professionals in ensuring employee health and safety. Clear strategies for leveraging existing resources shows the reader how to integrate workplace health and safety in all aspects of human resources management practices. Topics covered include the role of human resources in fostering workplace safety culture and ways to co-ordinate appropriate workplace health and safety ...

  • Health and Safety Guide for Libraries

    Health and Safety Guide for Libraries

    People employed in libraries perform a wide range of automated and manual jobs, whether the facility is large or small. This guide will help you recognize, evaluate and control workplace hazards in libraries and other information centres. (186 pages)

  • Indoor Air Quality Health and Safety Guide

    Indoor Air Quality Health and Safety Guide

    This guide will help employees recognize symptoms and potential causes of poor indoor air quality; recommend preventive action; and select furnishings and equipment to prevent air contaminant build-up. Intended to be used by those who work in airtight buildings and offices, it is a handy companion for employees, supervisors, managers, occupational health nurses and health and safety committee members. (141 pages)

  • Influencing Attitudes Towards Workplace Illness and Injuries

    Influencing Attitudes Towards Workplace Illness and Injuries

    Clear and actionable methodologies can be implemented immediately. Employee’s attitudes behaviour plus recommendations. Management’s attitudes toward risk and prevention plus recommendations. Social awareness campaign strategies. Zero tolerance versus positive reinforcement tactics.

  • Job Safety Analysis Made Simple

    Job Safety Analysis Made Simple

    This publication introduces the concept of Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and outlines practical methods to identify hazards and develop safe working practices. It is filled with sample worksheets, forms and processes that clearly guide you through the development of a job safety analysis process that you can customize to your particular workplace. (38 pages)

  • Mould in the Workplace: A Basic Guide

    Mould in the Workplace: A Basic Guide

    Mould is recognized as an occupational hazard for indoor workers as well as outdoor workers who work in warm, humid environments. This guide includes information about moulds that workers may encounter in the workplace and tips for preventing health problems associated with exposure to mould. (125 pages)

  • Noise Control in Industry: A Basic Guide

    Noise Control in Industry: A Basic Guide

    If you're a worker, supervisor, employer, health and safety committee member or industrial hygienist, our practical pocket guide will help you recognize noise problems, take steps to control occupational noise exposure and develop a hearing conservation program. You'll find practical guidelines to measure workplace and personal noise exposure levels, assess risk of hearing loss, determine the need for a hearing conservation program and much ...

  • Office Ergonomics Safety Guide

    Office Ergonomics Safety Guide

    This on-the-job reference guide helps office employees to identify ergonomic hazards and take remedial action. It includes criteria for job design and adequate office environment, explains how to design a workstation, select and adjust an office chair and organize tasks to prevent discomfort and injury. (121 pages)

  • School Workers Health and Safety Guide

    School Workers Health and Safety Guide

    Designed as an ideal work companion for teachers, custodians, school administrators and school board officials. It outlines ways to recognize and control health and safety hazards associated with school occupations, from routine classroom activities and building maintenance to science labs, sports activities, and industrial arts shops. (169 pages)

  • The Material Safety Data Sheet - A Practical Guide to First Aid

    The Material Safety Data Sheet - A Practical Guide to First Aid

    This evidence-based publication offers a practical, easy-to-use system for preparing and evaluating first aid recommendations for workplace chemical exposures. An excellent resource for people who write or evaluate first aid recommendations for Material Safety Data Sheets, workplace labels and other chemical health and safety documents or provide first aid training for chemical exposures. Includes scientific evidence and rationale for the first ...

  • Understanding a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

    Understanding a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

    Understand and properly apply the information on MSDSs. Use this tool as a handy reference source when preparing MSDSs. Densely packed with explanations of each category of information found on an MSDS, and is organized under the 16-section international format MSDS. The document clarifies many expressions commonly used in chemical data sheets.

  • Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide

    Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide

    This guide is an essential resource for anyone who needs to learn about workplace violence and its prevention. Detailed advice is provided on how you can develop a workplace violence prevention program. It includes specific prevention tips on a multitude of workplace and work-related travel situations, as well as practical advice on how you can respond to specific violent situations. (182 pages)

  • Warehouse Workers Safety Guide

    Warehouse Workers Safety Guide

    Designed for those who work in warehouses, storage facilities, bulk stores and the transport industry. A handy companion for workers, supervisors, managers, occupational health nurses, and health and safety committee members. The guide includes monitoring health and safety performance, emergency preparedness and common health hazards and safety tips. (153 pages)

  • Welders Health and Safety Guide

    Welders Health and Safety Guide

    This guide will help you recognize hazards associated with welding work; prevent accident, injury and illness; follow safe work practices; select and use proper personal protective equipment (PPE); and understand your duties and rights as given in the occupational health and safety legislation. (150 pages)