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American Petroleum Industry

The American Petroleum Industry refers to the industry that began in 1859 in the wake of an oil discovery at Oil Creek, Pennsylvania, USA. The industry is involved in the exploration for oil, as well as (Read on)

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Corie: Label and a placard: big difference is whether something has a way of moving down the rail or the road. So, a label goes on what we call a small means of containment that... (Read on)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground - Limited Quantities Exemption 1.17

Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground - Limited Quantities Exemption 1.17
Business Safety: The Importance of the Proper Equipment

Whether you are running a small business, or any business alike, be sure to consider all aspects of business safety. Learn more about equipment that might be missed in your daily inspections.
Working in Confined Spaces? You Need the Right Training

Working in confined spaces requires specific training. Here's the need-to-know before entering a confined space.
Changes to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation in Canada

Changes to TDG Regulation in Canada - Canada’s federal transport regulator has been making changes that touch many aspects of the transport of dangerous goods in Canada.
Top Ergonomics Issues in the Work Place

Ergonomics is comprised of many elements. While all workplace issues surrounding ergonomics are important, some are more concerning than others. Find out what the top issues are and how to address them.
Office Workstation Ergonomics and Positioning

Studies have shown that extended seated work increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and a number of other chronic ailments. Learn how to adjust your workspace to suit your personal ergonomic needs.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG): Overpack & Markings Legislation Changes

Legislation changes require certain markings to be in place during transportation. Learn what changes were made, and how you can be sure to comply.
7 Solutions That Can Hamper Our Personal Well-Being

Not all ergonomic solutions are practical. Find out what common solutions are not viable in typical workplaces.
Reaching Target Zero

Target zero is a goal for many companies. Eliminating occupational accidents and injuries may seem like an ambitious goal, but condition-based management can mitigate and prevent some inevitable risks.
Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures

Preventative measures protect employees against injury, but not all workers abide by the rules and regulations resulting in stricter policies being put in place. Learn what the top safety violations are and what preventative measures exist.
Considerations When Introducing Sit Stand Work Stations

Sit stand work stations are becoming increasingly popular in office environments as a way of preventing injuries associated with prolonged sitting. Learn what elements should be considered when converting work stations to sit stand.
Stop Drop and Roll on National Pet Fire Safety Day

Stop Drop and Roll on National Pet Fire Safety Day. While most people recognize the importance of developing a sound plan for protecting themselves and their families in the event of a fire, many people fail to consider their pets.
Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral

Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral
Investing in Safety Audits

Making an investment in safety can mean returns in production and a boost in employee morale. Learn how investing in a regular safety audit program can benefit you and your employees.
Navigating the Journey Through Our Workday

Ergonomic office tools are of little advantage if they are not used to their full potential.
Legionella: The Killer In Your Tap!

Legionella is a risk in more areas than you might think. Learn more about the disease and what you can do to protect yourself and your workers against it.
Invest in Employee Training

Employee training might be costly, but the benefits of proper training far outweigh the financial cost. Learn why training employees, new and old, is an essential element within a successful health and safety program.
How Your Computer’s Display Settings May Influence Your Back and Neck

Despite investment in adjustable ergonomics office chairs and work surfaces, it has become very common for office workers to continue to report neck and back discomfort.
The Budgetary Barrier of Going Mobile

A common argument against going mobile is the cost of transition. Find out how you can overcome the budgetary barriers of mobile health and safety.
Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major cause of concern when it comes to personal safety. Learn how to protect yourself and your family against the deadly gas.
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A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a tradable commodity that is issued for each megawatt hour of electricity produced through the use of renewable energy Read more

A hazard assessment is a thorough check of the work environment. The purpose of a hazard assessment is to identify potential risks and hazards in the area, as well Read more

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. The parasite and the disease are both commonly called "crypto." There Read more

A monsoon is the seasonal change of wind direction usually in the summer, when wind starts blowing from the sea due to the unequal heating of land and sea.This Read more

Infiltration is a term used to describe a process where one thing passes into another. It is a term used most often when referring to water or a liquid, when it Read more
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