Monthly Archives: March 2011

Aecon Construction Group Inc. Fined $225,000 After Explosion

Although this pertains to a construction site and not an industrial facility, I’ve chosen to post this here anyway since most people have natural gas in their homes.  It’s sad and disheartening that a homeowner died as a result of … Continue reading

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My new little toy (tool)…

For some time now I’ve been using the “Gotcha stick” which I received free from Sti/Omron. Those of you familiar with Figure 5 (the the graphical illustration of Table 3) in CSA Z432 will recognize what this is. In short … Continue reading

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Running Scared, or a Lesson Learned?

I was visiting a customer the other day and he related a story to me about another engineer that had completed some PHSR’s for his facility. This is a third hand story, and so I cannot vouch for the veracity … Continue reading

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Company Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured

So a worker attempts to remove a defective product from a line, and ends-up getting drawn into a set of rollers and injured.  There are several things wrong with this (aside from the injury): No guarding on the rollers, for … Continue reading

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