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Exposition à l'amiante lors du traitement des déchets : nouvelle édition du guide de prévention de l’INRS
L'INRS publie une nouvelle édition du guide pour prévenir les expositions à l'amiante lors du traitement des déchets (ED 6028). Ce guide fournit des conseils pratiques de prévention à tous les professionnels qui, travaillant dans les déchèteries ou les installations de stockage des déchets, peuvent être amenés à manipuler et à intervenir sur des déchets contenant de l'amiante. Il informe également sur le cadre réglementaire ou les filières d'élimination de...
Workers continue to pay high price for exercising OHS rights, study Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study.
Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study. Despite a few improvements to the complaints process some eight years ago, workers are still being fired illegally for exercising health and safety rights, rarely do they get their jobs back, and rarer still do employers suffer legal consequences. "What we heard is a pretty strong indication the system designed to protect workers who advocate for safer, healthier work is broken,” says Andy King, McMaster University-based researcher...
Regulated working at heights training works and needed: studies
Special Report Two recently released Ontario studies demonstrate why mandatory, standardized working at heights training is so critical to worker well-being. One study undertaken by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) conducted an evaluation of the impact the province's working at heights training standard had on workers and their work sites. A second and earlier probe prepared by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) for the Chief Prevention Officer undertook root cause analysis of worker deaths from falls from heights. Significant results from WAH training standard The IWH evaluation consisted...
NFPA 350: Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work
1.1 Scope 1.1.1 This guide provides information to protect workers from confined space hazards. 1.1.2 This guide supplements existing confined space regulations, standards, and work practices by providing additional guidance for safe confined space entry and work. References are provided throughout the guide and annexes to direct the reader to other regulations and standards or other content that might be applicable. 1.1.3 This guide provides information to identify, evaluate, assess, and then eliminate, mitigate, or control hazards that are present or that may occur during entry into or work in...

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