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Levitt-Safety Blog

Month: 10-2018

  • Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Substantial new evidence shows welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are actually Group 1 carcinogens The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are carcinogenic and pose a serious risk...

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  • Improve your cleaning, improve your bottom line: the future of heavy equipment wash bays

    Improve your cleaning, improve your bottom line: the future of heavy equipment wash bays

    Dust, mud, sludge, snow and ice. Working in mining can be dirty, but it doesn’t mean your vehicles should be. In fact, keeping your mining vehicles clean will help extend service life, inhibit rusting, reduce scheduled maintenance times and promote...

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  • Oh deer, are you hunting safely?

    Oh deer, are you hunting safely?

    We’re heading down to Houston, Texas this weekend for the annual NSC Congress & Expo. I’m all about embracing the culture wherever I visit (check out my last post on my visit to Newfoundland if you don’t believe me!). I...

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  • Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    As you’ve likely heard, as of October 17, 2018, cannabis is now legal for recreational use across Canada. While the country anticipates this landmark shift in Canadian drug culture, many employers are wondering what exactly the legalization of marijuana means for...

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  • Spills happen: 3 powerful tools for handling gasoline mishaps

    Spills happen: 3 powerful tools for handling gasoline mishaps

    ­­­­ Fire Prevention Week is here. You’ve likely heard about the importance of preparedness; make sure your alarms are working, always have an extinguisher on hand and know your escape plan. While having a plan is essential, prevention is also a key...

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  • What’s Your Escape Plan? Here’s 4 easy tips for your fire exit strategy

    What’s Your Escape Plan? Here’s 4 easy tips for your fire exit strategy

    Thinking that a serious fire emergency won’t ever happen to you? Take a look at these alarming stats: Each year there are over 205 workplace fires. Over 5,000 workplace injuries are caused by fire-related incidents annually. Fires can double in...

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