Online registration for WorkSafeNB's 31st Annual Health and
Safety Conference now open!
disappointment and get into the workshops you want to –
register early for WorkSafeNB’s 31st Annual Health
and Safety Conference, October 12-14, at the Fredericton
Convention Centre. Click here for
Keeping Your Cool
lemonade and iced tea, ice cream and Popsicles are things we
look forward to as summer approaches and we want to beat
the heat. But to produce
the environment for cold drinks and frozen food, a dangerous
chemical must be used.
chemical is ammonia gas, a common agent in refrigeration
systems. Found in food and beverage preparation industries,
cold storage warehouses, rinks, grocery stores and various
manufacturing plants, it plays an important role in many
industries. However, ammonia gas can be lethal if leaked in
large enough quantities, making it important to understand
associated risks and safety precautions. Click here to read more.
Summer Students -
Safety First, From the Start
Everyone remembers it: the nerves, the
excitement, the desire to impress and please your new boss.
First jobs are milestones, and are often found at the end of a
school year. But, amidst the excitement of a new job, the
importance of workplace safety can be
forgotten. Click here to read
Inc., pleaded guilty to an
offence under General Regulation 91-191 Sect. 49(1) of the
OHS Act for failing to provide an individual
fall-arresting system to an employee required to work from an
unguarded work area more than 3m above the nearest safe level.
The employee fell more than 30 feet, sustaining fractures to
his hip and ankle. The company was fined $3,000, plus a $600
says that if dust levels in a work area will create a health
hazard, the employer will take measures sufficient to protect
employees from the health risks. Can you clarify what kinds of
dust are hazardous and what the health risks are?
been changed for privacy purposes
depends on the type of dust your employees will encounter in
the workplace. Organic dust originates from plants or animals,
such as dust arising when handling grain, while organic
chemical dust comes from substances like pesticides. Inorganic
dust, such as silica, asbestos and coal, comes from grinding
metals or other minerals. Each type of dust poses different
health threats. More
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DID YOU KNOW
With a black bear
population of approximately 17,000, thousands of black
bear encounters are recorded each year in New Brunswick.
According to a spokesperson with the Department of
Natural Resources, the majority of residential sightings
are in late June to early July, with encounters in the
woods predominantly in the fall, when bears are
foraging. Since a bear’s demeanour is unpredictable,
confrontation should always be avoided. Bear encounter
precautions are especially important for those working
in or near wooded areas. For more on black bears and for
tips on how to avoid bear encounters, click here.
Driving Engagement and
Collective Wisdom: Canadian Society of Safety
2011 Professional Development
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