Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mississauga man, 21, dies after canoe capsizes in cottage-country lake

Not an industial safety issue, but I’ll mention this nonetheless.  Wear life jackets out on the water!!!! Mississauga man, 21, dies after canoe capsizes in cottage-country lake – The Globe and Mail.

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The MOL takes over some responsibility from the WSIB

“The changes also give the Minister of Labour oversight of the province’s Health and Safety Associations as well as the education, training and promotion of workplace health and safety.” http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2011/05/strengthening-workplace-health-and-safety.html

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Automotive Manufacturer Fined $120,000 After Worker Seriously Injured

How hard is this? Training, lockout, tagout, dissipate energy….. If employers cannot get their employees to work safely they need to step it up. Implementing solenoid locking safety gates is a great place to start when coupled with an appropriate … Continue reading

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What should you expect to see in a PHSR report? (sticky post)

Lately I’ve been seeing customers that want a PHSR for a piece of equipment that another engineering company already did a PHSR on.  Why? If an engineer puts his seal on a document you can trust that and carry on … Continue reading

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Company Fined $150,000 After Worker Killed

This is so sad.  Procedure, procedure, procedure. Lock-out. Confined space entry.  A basic head count, or at least a look into the machine before sealing the covers.  Know where your co-workers are during maintenance procedures and on equipment start-up. http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2011/05/triple-m-metal-corp-fined-150000-after-worker-killed.html

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Company Fined $60,000 After Worker injured

Essentially, the emergency stop button in this case was out of reach of the operator. http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2011/04/gk-services-canada-inc-fined-60000-after-worker-injured.html

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