Asbestos has been widely used in a range of materials and applications throughout Canada and around the world. Recent asbestos regulations in Canada have limited its use, but it is still present in older buildings and materials. Exposure to airborne asbestos, which becomes trapped in the lungs, can cause serious health side-effects. To limit asbestos … Continue reading How to Reduce the Risk of Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
Part of having a good business is making sure that your employees are safe in the workplace. A portion of this responsibility falls to the employer, such as ensuring that first aid training is done, there are no hazards on the work floor, and temperature regulations are followed, among other safety guidelines. The employees must … Continue reading Staying Safe In Industrial Workplaces
Keeping all ammonia refrigeration units maintained and properly inspected will keep your equipment running properly and also avoid any leaks or emergency situations. Ammonia is highly hazardous and corrosive to skin, eyes, and lungs. Being exposed to as small a level as 300 ppm (parts per million) can cause a serious health crisis or even … Continue reading Ammonia Refrigeration Guidelines for Scheduled Inspections
This document is meant to ensure proper procedures and guidelines are followed during the start-up of ammonia industrial refrigeration systems. Please note that this procedure may vary based on the type of machinery, location, and duty of each individual ammonia refrigeration system. For safety purposes, it is assumed that each ammonia refrigeration system has been … Continue reading Ammonia Industrial Refrigeration System Start-Up Procedures
When working in the industrial ammonia refrigeration field, it’s vital employees know potential safety hazards and proper safety procedures in the event an accident occurs. Ammonia is the lifeblood of many chilling systems but it can also be lethal. Understanding how it works, and how to use it safely is critical. Everyone, even experts from … Continue reading Common Hazards of Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration
In Ontario, all employers covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must provide a safe working environment to their employees, as well as safety training and an accessible first aid kit. The requirements vary depending on the total number of employees, as well as how many are working at any one time. The … Continue reading Workplace Safety Guidelines for a Productive Business
Servicing industrial refrigeration equipment often means working outdoors on rooftop piping and condensers, and with our wildly varied Canadian climate you’ll be exposed to extreme heat and humidity, as well as extreme cold and windchill. Working outdoors in the winter months can bring about unique challenges and hazards and not following the proper procedures can … Continue reading Servicing Industrial Refrigeration Equipment in the Cold
There are many different types of food grade lubricants that can be used in the food and beverage industry. Food-grade, food-plant, FDA listed, NSF certified, the list is vast and making your way through the best practices and standards, and various terminology can be overwhelming.
Ice Rink Safety Series: Part 1 of 3 October 17th marks the one-year anniversary of the Fernie Memorial Arena ammonia incident that resulted in three fatalities (Lloyd Smith, Wayne Hornquist and Jason Podloski) and the evacuation of 95 residents from nearby homes. Each man is missed by friends and family, and our sincere condolences go … Continue reading October Marks the Anniversary of the Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Incident
Do you know what the air quality is like in your recreational ice rink facility? The truth is, most ice rink managers don’t. Unfortunately, there are no Federal Regulations for indoor air quality for ice rink carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide exposure. Recreational facility professionals often don’t know that their facility has an air quality … Continue reading Do You Have an Ice Rink Air Quality Management Program?