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Levitt-Safety Blog

Month: 09-2017

  • Crystalline Silica: It's Not Just Dust

    Crystalline Silica: It's Not Just Dust

    Weakness. Coughing. Fever. Shortness of breath. These are all the symptoms of silicosis, a type of occupational lung disease caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust. It causes inflammation and scarring in the upper nodes of the lungs – and it’s...

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  • Portable Area Monitoring for Hazardous Gas: Why It Matters

    Portable Area Monitoring for Hazardous Gas: Why It Matters

    You already know the importance of monitoring potentially contaminated air at your job-site, but how are you protecting your workers when they’re transporting or storing hazardous gases or vapour-producing liquids?  If you’ve got hazardous materials onsite in any capacity, there’s...

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  • Renting Makes Sense (Cents?) – Here’s Why.

    Renting Makes Sense (Cents?) – Here’s Why.

    There’s no doubt that the process of buying health and safety equipment can be complicated and expensive. Even when you’ve done your best to build a great supply of your most regularly used OHS tools, surprises happen. Unexpected emergencies, equipment...

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  • What the Heck is a Confined Space, Anyway?

    What the Heck is a Confined Space, Anyway?

    Confined spaces: we hear about them a lot, but there’s so much confusion surrounding what they actually are. Several workers are injured and killed every year when working in confined spaces, and it’s estimated that 60% of those fatalities are...

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