In This Issue
August 25-27, 2009
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Moncton (E), Saint John
(E), Perth (E), Quispamsis (E)
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indicates workshops given in French
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Did you know
2008, WorkSafeNB’s investigation unit conducted 271
investigations, resulting in present and future claim cost savings
in excess of $1.4 million. For more statistics like these, and for
information on our services see our 2008 Repot to
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you ever wondered how New Brunswick’s regulations apply to your
so, then join us at WorkSafeNB’s Annual Health and Safety
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|Don’t turn a blind eye to
sun hazards – protect your
outdoors in the hot summer sun may seem like a dream job,
but it could prove hazardous to your health without the
proper precautions. And while most people protect their skin
with sunscreen and protective clothing, many are not aware
of the danger that ultraviolet (UV) light poses to the eyes.
not just your skin that’s at risk from UV light,” said
Robert Sgrosso, an occupational hygienist with WorkSafeNB.
“UV light can cause serious damage to your eyes, including
cataracts, pterygium (a growth that invades the corner of
the eyes), and macular degeneration.”
the risk may be great, the solution is simple. And it can
also be stylish.
are the greatest form of protection for your eyes,” Sgrosso
said, adding to take care when choosing
price or lens colour is not necessarily an indication of the
amount of protection. You don’t have to spend a bundle on
sunglasses; the important thing is that they block 99-100%
of both UVA and UVB light,” he said.
Sgrosso cautions that sunglasses with the highest degree of
protection might not be the best for driving. General
purpose sunglasses that block from 60-92% of visible light
and UVA rays and between 95-99% of UVB rays are best for
choosing sunglasses, you should look for lenses that are a
medium dark grey, green or brown, and ensure they fit
snugly. Plastic lenses are less likely to shatter but
scratch more easily, so buy those with a scratch-resistant
coating. The wraparound style of sunglasses are recommended
for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, to prevent
sunlight from entering the eyes from the side. continued
Agriculture Safety Day™ in Saint Basile draws
June 11, approximately 300 Grade 5 students,
representing 10 schools in District 3, participated in
a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day™, hosted by
WorkSafeNB at Édifice Maillet in Saint Basile.
year marked the third year Progressive Agriculture
Safety Days were held in New
safety days promote safety at school, at home, on the
road and near the water through fun, age-appropriate
and hands-on activities. Students are divided into
small groups supervised by an adult or teen leader,
who help them rotate through stations on topics such
as chemical safety, lawn equipment safety, tractor
safety, fire safety, railroad safety and water safety.
year’s focus was on summer safety, and featured a new
camping safety station that engaged children in
kids respond better with a hands-on approach, and we
were happy to increase interactive learning at the
booths this year,” said Lisa Waugh, an education
consultant with WorkSafeNB and the Safety Day
co-ordinator. “The kids loved exploring the interior
of an ambulance and making their own UV bracelets,
which they tested throughout the day,” she said. Other
highlights included the tractor and lawn tractor
safety booth, where the students used reaction time
sticks to measure reaction time in the event of an
accident. “And, as always, our mascot, Stella the
Safety Skunk, was a huge hit with the kids.”
would like to thank the many guardians, teachers and
volunteers who helped make this day a
event is becoming extremely popular, with numbers
growing every year. We’re looking forward to our next
Safety Day on September 15 in Florenceville, for Grade
5 students in District 14. Two additional schools have
signed on for that event, increasing the number of
students by more than 50 over last year,” Waugh
view pictures click here.
more information on the Progressive Agriculture Safety
Day program, visit http://www.progressiveag.org/.
are we required to have posted in the workplace?
There are various companies out there trying to
sell posters of "required information" none of
them are the same. What do we really need to
has been changed for privacy
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Act requires the employer to post a copy of
the OHS Act and regulations, which
include regulations 91-191, 88-221, 2004-130 and
92-133. In addition, the Frst Aid Regulation
requires you to post an emergency communication
plan and the names of your trained first aiders.
You also need to post the Joint Health and
Safety Committee (JHSC) minutes and the names of
the JHSC members, as well as any
reports a WorkSafeNB health and safety officer
may leave at your