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Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program

Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these two companies, who have been vetted by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee and have earned the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider.”

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Labour council worries about safety at LRT construction sites in Ottawa area

The president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council said he is worried about safety at LRT construction sites after a worker was injured on Saturday – the second reported LRT workplace injury in seven days.

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Industry-first bullet-and blast-resistant technology unveiled for airport seating

 
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of airport seating isunveiling a line of bullet- and blast-resistant furniture designed to shield travelers in the event of an actof violence in the public space.


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News Bulletin 216 March 2017 Readiness for Building Emergencies

A building’s fire safety plan (FSP) must clearly and precisely lay out the essential responsibilities of all personnel concerned, and specify the chain of command.

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SWANA Launches 2nd Annual Distribution of Slow Down to Get Around Decals

As part of on-going efforts to get solid waste workers off the Federal Government’s “Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs” list, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will resume distributing Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) decals to its members, free, upon request, starting March 14, 2017. 

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Report available for download: Summer Temperatures, Ozone Concentrations and Occupational Injuries

The IRSST published a report that document the association between the summer temperatures, ozone concentrations and occupational injuries accepted for compensation in Quebec.

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Report: Risk of building new Sidney fire hall close to airport runway, 'as low as reasonable possible'

In their conclusion, Tetra Tech stated that the construction of the community safety building 'relative to aviation operations at the Victoria International Airport are as low as reasonably possible.'

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Get your free copy: Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome - prevention pamphlet

The disease develops in workers who use vibrating tools or who repeatedly use the palms of their hands to strike, flatten, press or twist objects. 

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Keep Brigade Electronics on your radar at ConEXPO 2017

Brigade Electronics, the international vehicle safety product manufacturer, will have a significant presence at this year’s ConEXPO, and the company’s North America team will be on hand to demonstrate its market leading range of Backsense® networked radar detection systems.  

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Meshwear Technologies introduces the new CW2 ventilated work pant

Meshwear Technologies Inc., the makers of Coolworks® Workwear products, today announced the introduction of a new CW2 ventilated work pant (ultimately replacing the CW1). 

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New data shows young construction workers less likely to wear hearing protection

Among construction workers age 21 or younger, 24 percent reported not wearing hearing protection as compared to 13 percent of workers over the age of 50 and 11 percent of workers in all other age groups.

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Saskatchewan construction industry concerned about marijuana use once legalized

Will employees be able to work on the job site safely and return home unscathed at the end of the day? It’s a question leaders in safety sensitive industries say will become increasingly difficult for them to know with any certainty once marijuana is legalized in Canada.

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A look at Okanagan College's 26-week Residential Construction program that is offered at the Salmon Arm campus

The 26-week Residential Construction program is offered at the Salmon Arm campus and includes hand skills, safety training and trades math, and is ideal for those who enjoy physical activity, using tools and working both indoors and outdoors. 

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Meshwear Technologies introduces a new CW2 ventilated work pant

The new “CW2” is made from ripstop, poly/cotton weave to offer the comfort of cotton with the durability and colour retention of polyester.   The hard-wearing ripstop weave has become widely popular in workwear apparel.  

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Lightning monitoring system keeps satellite launch on schedule

Lightning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station nearly scrubbed the scheduled launch of the CYGNSS satellites from a Pegasus rocket carried aloft by a jet aircraft. The mission countdown was able to proceed when data from a lightning surveillance system proved that the launch vehicle and its payload were not damaged by the electrical storm. 

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