Workplace Safety Articles

  • Permeation analyser provides validation to packaging film barrier performance - Case Study

    Established in 2013 by bringing together the 5 smaller groups of Exopack US, Britton Group, Paccor, Paragon Flexibles and Kobusch, Coveris is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance flexible and rigid packaging for the consumer goods and food service sector. With more than 8,500 global employees and 60 strategically located facilities, Coveris is dedicated to providing ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Human Error Threatens Safety in Hazardous Areas

    The top 5 problems identified in hazardous areas are Poor or no maintenance on flameproof (Ex d) enclosures. Due to corrosion—especially when equipment is installed outdoors—the Ex d protection is gone 2-3 years after installation. Incorrectly installed Ex d cable glands. Even if the combination of cable and gland is chosen correctly, the instructions on how to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Health and safety risks at the workplace: a joint analysis of three major surveys

    This report presents the key findings of a joint analysis of EU-OSHA’s second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2), Eurostat’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2013 ad hoc module on accidents at work and other work-related health problems, and Eurofound’s 6th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). The aim was to have a comprehensive ...

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene practice and associated factors among HIV infected people in Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected people have substantially greater need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Many opportunistic infections cause high morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV (PLHIV) than in immune competent populations. The objective of the study was to assess WASH practices and associated factors among PLHIV. A cross-sectional study design was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Regulatory reporting done accurately and fast

    Bellatrix Exploration Bellatrix Exploration Ltd is a Calgary, Alberta based intermediate energy producer focused on exploration and development of light oil and liquids-rich natural gas opportunities in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Looking for an Easier Way Bellatrix initially contacted Chemscape as they were looking for an easier way to ...

  • Case study - Chemical management and the health and safety of workers at Packers Plus enhanced with the implementation of msdsBinders

    Introduction Packers Plus is the innovator of open hole, multi-stage completion systems and provides solutions for technically challenging applications in horizontal, vertical, multi-lateral and high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells. Packers Plus has operations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Situation Packers Plus came to ...

  • Case study - Chemscape’s WHMIS to GHS course provides Veresen relevant safety information and practical training with their course integration with msdsBinders

    Veresen Veresen is a diversified North American energy infrastructure company that owns assets within three business segments — pipelines, midstream and power. Situation In the past Veresen used training programs that were complicated and hard to access for their employees. This results in training getting pushed to the side or not getting ...

  • Can You Avoid Workplace Injuries? What You Need to Know.

    Perfection is an admirable goal but an unattainable standard. While you can’t completely eliminate workplace injuries, you can effectively reduce risk by following these safety tips that apply to any business or industry. 1. Maintain a Clean Workplace ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Situational Awareness: The Often-Ignored Hazard Control

    Within the scope and context of high-reliability safety cultures, hazard control extends into a third dimension of situational awareness beyond conditions and behaviors. While safe conditions are both required by regulatory compliance measures (OSHA, n.d.) as well as promulgated by national consensus standards and provide basic hazard control mechanisms for stagnant hazards such as machinery ...

  • 5 Essential tips about snowmobile safety

    Extreme conditions and fast speeds are what make riding so much fun, but they come with risks. When you ride with your family and friends, you need to be aware of potential risks.  A modern snowmobile can weigh over 600 pounds and travel up to 90 mph. Due to poor judgment, excess speed, and alcohol — approximately 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries occur every year. But this does not mean ...


    By AKE Companies, LLC

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

    In January, 2016, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace. During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Fortesa International Stop It HP - Case Study

    STOPIT HP is a multi-component, yet easy to apply, epoxy composite system designed for high-pressure sealing applications with working pressures up to 2,000 PSI (140 kg/cm2) and operating temperatures to 175° F (79° C) while providing a built in 5:1 safety margin. Fortesa International (Dakar, Africa) In the inhospitible desert of Dakar Africa a high pressure 4" fiberglass pipline was ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Issues involved in the gathering of leading indicators

    In December, 2016, our EHSQ Community had several Leading Indicator Mastermind sessions with Dr Vince Marchesani and Tamara Parris to discuss the use of leading indicators in our community members industrial workplaces. During our sessions we learned of the 56 participants, currently 34 members are collecting leading indicators ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 6 Typical electrical hazards in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? Electrical shock is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and almost every day approximately one electrocution, 10 disabling injuries and 100 electrical shocks are reported. What’s the Danger? There are four main electricity-related injuries:  Electrocution; Shock, which is caused when ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to reduce your risk of ergonomic injuries

    What’s at Stake? One size does not fit all when it comes to work equipment. Whenever a worker has to modify or adjust them self to perform a work task, the “mis”fit causes stress and strain on the body. What’s the Danger? If the task needs to be performed only occasionally, it doesn’t typically become a problem. But the strain ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Women in safety: one size does not fit all

    Ill-fitting protective clothing and equipment is a critical problem in workplace safety. It deters workers from performing job-related tasks safely and efficiently. This problem is especially reliant for women in safety. More often than not, women who work at sites that require them to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) ‘make do’ with clothing and equipment designed for men ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Pedestrian safety in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? We are constantly reminding our children about pedestrian safety.  We tell them to cross only at designated crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing the street, but often times to forget these safety basics in the workplace. Workplace traffic can be every bit as dangerous as that found on the city streets. In a collision between a 2000-pound ...


    By SafetySmart

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