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Levitt-Safety Blog

  • It’s time for a new spill-control program. Here’s why.

    It’s time for a new spill-control program. Here’s why.

    Even with the best engineered controls in place, chemical spills happen. While some may be minor, others can be deadly. In fact, between 40 and 50 Canadian work-related fatalities come as a result of exposure to hazardous chemicals each year....

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  • 10 reasons why your emergency shower and eyewash systems likely aren’t up to code

    10 reasons why your emergency shower and eyewash systems likely aren’t up to code

    88 per cent of emergency shower and eyewash systems aren’t compliant. Is yours? In contrast to many other safety categories, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has not created a standard that addresses emergency shower and eyewash station protocol. Instead, Canadian regulations for...

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  • Top 10 Safety Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

    Top 10 Safety Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

    Good news: there are a ton of great trade shows and conferences specifically designed for the safety industry. Whether you work in mining, fire rescue, construction or occupational health, there’s a show for you. Bad news: with so many available, deciding...

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  • 7 ways to achieve an accident-free 2019

    7 ways to achieve an accident-free 2019

    Yesterday, our team was together again for the first time since the beginning of the Christmas break. You’d think that everyone would be feeling lethargic after the time off but instead every person was surprisingly cheerful and glowing with a new...

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  • Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

    Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

    “Respirator comfort is an important factor in wearer acceptance. Respirators with greater wearer acceptance are more likely to be worn appropriately.” — CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18 As stated in the CAN/CSA-Z94.4, it is now required that employers ensure that their workers’ comfort is considered...

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  • 5 Reasons why you need an AED at work

    5 Reasons why you need an AED at work

    In the city, it takes an average of eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive on scene. In rural areas, it can take up to 25. How long would it take you to get help on your worksite? A person can...

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