Welcome to Health & Safety News
, your monthly e-mail magazine from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). IHSA, a partner of Health & Safety Ontario, is mandated to work with employers and workers in Ontario to eliminate occupational injury and illness. It serves the aggregates, construction, electrical, natural gas, ready-mix concrete, transportation, and utilities industries.
Each month, we provide you with health and safety news from your industry, member updates, safety talks, and much more.
If you have comments or ideas for stories, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job safety analysis: One of your most important tools
A job safety analysis (JSA) is a systematic analysis of a specific job in a specific location to identify the hazards and determine the controls. By completing a JSA, you ensure that you have properly planned the work and that workers can do it safely.
Truck tarping: Uncovering the hazards
Transporting loads often involves installing tarps to protect them. With loads such as aggregates, you often need tarps to prevent material from flying out of the truck box. Installing these tarps may protect loads, but it presents a number of risks.
Invest in fall prevention
Become an IHSA training partner with the new Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention Instructor Workshop
. You will gain access to IHSA’s innovative training materials and save on the cost and hassle of sending workers outside to train.
Ministry of Labour issues alert on materials storage
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has issued an alert to companies who rely on using concrete blocks for bulk storage of materials.
Oshawa utility takes team approach to safety
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. made sure that all staff and board members were honored at a recent award ceremony marking the firm’s safety progress.
Electrical tubing may not comply with safety standards
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is warning that electrical metallic tubing (EMT) elbows and bends manufactured by Patton International Ltd. may be prone to corrosion.
Find your IHSA consultant
IHSA has introduced a convenient and easy-to-use consultant search
feature that allows you to find the IHSA consultant currently serving your geographical area. Your consultant can help you with your health and safety needs.
Safety Talk: Hoisting Hand Signals
Download our free Safety Talk of the month. This month's topic is Hoisting Hand Signals.