From the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association.

  • Safety Talk: Fire Extinguishers
  • Ministry of Labour warns of issues with timber dome structures
  • Lightning safety: Take shelter from the storm
  • Is your “Green Book” up-to-date?
  • New ca Magazine focuses on Certificate of Recognition program
Safety Talk: Fire Extinguishers
Fire is a threat on many work sites, especially where open flames, flammable products, and flammable materials are used. It’s important to know what types of extinguishers are available and the types of fires on which they can be used.Read the IHSA Safety Talk on Fire Extinguishers.
Ministry of Labour warns of issues with timber dome structures
Earlier this year, several timber domes collapsed across Ontario. These recognizable domes are used for storing sand and salt used for winter road maintenance.The collapses occurred because of an unbalanced snow load on the structure. The Ministry of Labour has issued a notice about this hazard for the upcoming winter season.Read the hazard notice about Timber Dome Structure Failures 
Lightning safety: Take shelter from the storm
Lightning storms pose a serious threat for outside workers. They can strike at anytime and in any season, including winter.IHSA has compiled a document outlining some basic precautions workers can take to avoid being injured during a thunderstorm.Read Take shelter from the storm
Is your “Green Book” up-to-date?
A few months ago we told you that the Ministry of Labour was about to print a new version of the “green book” (Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations).The Ministry has now released a July 2014 version. The new version is available through Service Ontario or through IHSA.
New IHSA.ca Magazine focuses on Certificate of Recognition program
The latest issue of IHSA.ca Magazine is dedicated to the Certificate of Recognition program. COR™ is a Canada-wide certification program that helps companies assess and enhance their health and safety management system. It is often used as a pre-qualification requirement for bidding on contracts. The articles explain what the COR™ program is, list the companies registered in COR™, and detail some of those companies’ experiences with COR™. There is also a Q & A about the COR™ audit and tips for choosing an internal auditor.Read IHSA.ca Magazine Volume 14, Issue 2.