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Elevated Work Platforms: 3 Things You Need to Know

By |2018-11-16T15:50:49+00:00November 16th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  Elevated work platforms (EWPs) are also known as scissor and boom lifts. They allow workers to temporarily work at heights, and require proper know-how and training to use safely. Read on to discover three things you need to know if you work with elevated work platforms, and trust the experts at ACUTE for all your [...]

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The Essential Elements of Confined Space Safety

By |2018-11-09T15:58:13+00:00November 9th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  A large number of workplaces in many different fields contain areas that are considered “confined spaces." These areas have limited entry and exit points and were not specifically designed for human occupation, are just large enough for workers to access, and necessitate confined space safety training. Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous, as excessive heat, toxic [...]

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How to Determine The Safety of Employees Working at Heights

By |2018-10-26T15:44:13+00:00October 26th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  Ensuring the safety of employees working at heights is of the utmost importance. As a result, the OHS Vulnerability Measure, developed at the Institute for Work and Health (IWH), is used to measure the extent to which a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work. Keep reading for ways [...]

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Most Up-To-Date Working at Heights Statistics

By |2018-10-19T15:52:41+00:00October 19th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  In Ontario alone, there were 11,928 recorded injuries as a result of workplace falls in 2017, according to a report generated through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. That number, the most up to date information related to working at heights, is up from each of the two previous years and underscores the great importance [...]

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An Introduction to Confined Space Rescue Training

By |2018-10-12T16:02:34+00:00October 12th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  Confined spaces are high-risk areas on job sites that have caused the death of workers and would-be rescuers alike. Examples of confined space rescue situations include tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines. Not surprisingly, very specific regulations need to be followed by workers who work in and around these spaces. It’s [...]

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Full Guide to Elevating Work Platforms

By |2018-10-05T10:56:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  Elevating work platforms (EWPs) allow workers to temporarily work at heights, and require proper know-how and training to use safely. Read on for our full guide, and know you can trust the experts at ACUTE for all your workplace safety needs - contact us today! ACUTE's Full Guide to Elevating Work Platforms 1. Basic Types Of [...]

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Forklift Training – 3 Things You Need to Know

By |2018-09-28T15:01:45+00:00September 28th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

  Regulations made under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) require that an employer ensures that a forklift operator is deemed a “competent person." A good forklift training program will teach employees the knowledge and skills required for safe lift truck operation as laid out in the Ministry of Labour’s Guidelines for the Safe Operation [...]

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Working At Heights Refresher Course: All You Need to Know

By |2018-09-21T15:55:28+00:00September 21st, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

Did you know a Working At Heights refresher course is required every three years for those who use specified methods of fall protection? Many workers use elevating work platforms on the job site to access project tasks up high, and all workers who use/wear fall protection must receive Working At Heights training from a facility deemed by [...]

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5 Habits of Safe Confined Space Workers

By |2018-09-14T10:29:22+00:00September 14th, 2018|ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services|

Confined space workers regularly enter fully or partially enclosed spaces that are not designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy. They may also present atmospheric hazards because of their construction, location, contents, or because of the work that is done in them. Contact the experienced professionals at ACUTE Environmental and Safety Service to get you trained [...]

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