Category Archives: workplace safety

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Workplace Safety Guidelines for a Productive Business

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

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Servicing Industrial Refrigeration Equipment in the Cold

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

October Marks the Anniversary of the Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Incident

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

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Why Keeping Logbooks is Essential to Industrial Refrigeration Installation and Maintenance

Are you keeping your logbooks up to date? The TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) requires you to keep records of industrial refrigeration installation and regular maintenance. This is a critical component of facilities management and has two key functions. A Record of Service on Industrial Refrigeration Systems Protects from Liability The first function is … Continue reading Why Keeping Logbooks is Essential to Industrial Refrigeration Installation and Maintenance

Legalization of Marijuana and the Workplace

The federal government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana raises occupational health and safety concerns for many employers, especially in occupations involving driving, operating heavy machinery or working with dangerous materials – like refrigerants. The Cannabis Act The senate of Canada is currently debating Bill C – 45, which would legalize access to cannabis in Canada and … Continue reading Legalization of Marijuana and the Workplace