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Levitt-Safety Blog

  • How to Monitor Silica Dust

    How to Monitor Silica Dust

    Each year, the month of May brings nice weather that reminds us that the new summer season is just around the corner. The leaves appear on the trees, the grass begins to grow and bicycles, kayaks and golf clubs get...

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  • Earplugs for Dummies

    Earplugs for Dummies

    Even though they are the smallest and simplest devices out our entire personal safety segment, earplugs are the most-commonly misused piece of PPE. I can bet you that at this moment thousands of workers across Canada have their earplugs hanging...

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  • How to Measure Dust in the Workplace

    How to Measure Dust in the Workplace

    If you read my blog The Worst Jobs for Your Lungs last week, you know that at any given time there’s all sorts of dust in the air we breathe. In fact, according to the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI),...

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  • Occupational Heat Stress: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer

    Occupational Heat Stress: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer

    The sun can be as deadly as it is nice during the hot, summer months. Heat stress, caused when a person’s body reaches an internal temperature of 40 C° or higher, can lead to heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and rashes...

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  • The worst jobs for your lungs

    The worst jobs for your lungs

    As you likely know from your own household chores, dust is all around us. In fact, the average home in the United States collects upwards of 40 pounds of dust each year.* But, how much dust are you combatting at...

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  • TRIF, TRIR and DART: What’s the difference and why do they matter?

    TRIF, TRIR and DART: What’s the difference and why do they matter?

    From AED to ZAP, we’ve established that there are a lot of acronyms you should know if you work in the safety industry. Today we’re focusing on two: TRIR (or TRIF) and DART. While some may consider the two acronyms synonymous...

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