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Asbestos presents a potential health hazard to workers at many work sites. It has been used in a variety of applications because of its strength and unique fire and chemical resistant properties.
Exposure to asbestos has been linked to serious health problems for many years. To ensure protection against exposure to asbestos, both workers and employers must be aware of its properties, how it affects the body and what special precautions are required when asbestos is present at the work site. Read the resource below for more information on asbestos. Inlcuding its properites, effects, controlling the exposure and employer and worker responsibilities.
Welding can be a dangerous, life threatening, and dirty job, or a safe, rewarding, and well paying career. Whether one is learning to walk, ride a bicycle, play hockey, football, or just about any other activity you can think of, safety should be your first consideration, regardless of the task that one chooses to challenge. Unfortunately a lot of us humans tend to treat safety the way we treat the instruction manual that came with the new TV. We simply choose to ignore its existence until something goes wrong. The following tips represent some of the many safety recommendations that could save lives, including yours
Two handouts for teaching measurement. One is aimed at imperial measurement while the other is metric. Can be used as a teaching tool or as an exam or both if you save the last section of the hand out for the exam.
Fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen. This leaflet provides information on the fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen. It is for anyone who uses oxygen gas in cylinders.
Manganism is a condition that occurs when someone has been exposed to toxic levels of manganese. Symptoms tend to mimic Parkinson's Disease and include gait disturbances, clumsiness, tremors, speech disturbances, and psychological disturbances. **Metal fume fever is a temporary condition caused by inhaling manganese fumes. Symptoms typically include chills, fever, upset stomach, vomiting, and dryness of the throat, cough, weakness, and achiness.
The 18-year-old critically injured in an explosion Thursday at an Ottawa high school has died from his injuries, CBC News has learned. The 18-year-old student critically injured in an explosion Thursday at an Ottawa high school has died from his injuries. CBC News has confirmed that Eric Leighton died Thursday evening in hospital, following an explosion during an auto shop class at Mother Teresa Catholic High School. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 10:40 a.m. Thursday morning after an empty 55 US gallon drum containing oil residue exploded in the school's auto shop class, according to a joint statement from Ottawa police, fire services and paramedics. Read attached article for more.
This document outlines the standard procedures, initial safety checks and operational guidelines for using an angle grinder when welding.
This document outlines the standard procedures, pre-operational safety checks and operational safety checks when arc welding.
In order to get full benefit, hearing protectors must be worn all the time during noisy work. If hearing protectors are removed only for a short duration, the protection is substantially reduced. The following table gives a maximum protection provided for non-continuous use of an ideally fitted "100%" efficient hearing protector. For example if one takes off his/her hearing protector for 5 min in a 8-hour shift, the maximum protection will be 20 dB.
Dying in a “ball of fire” is a horrific way to go. But that, at least according to the coroner’s report, is just what happened to an unfortunate lady in Quebec. We’re not talking about some weird spontaneous combustion or some sort of dastardly criminals who set fire to people. Well, actually, there is a criminal of sorts involved. Liquid fabric softener! The lady in question was wearing a terry cloth bathrobe that ignited when a cigarette was dropped on it. The fire spread so quickly that she was unable to discard the garment and perished in what probably really did amount to a “ball of fire.” So what does the fabric softener have to do with it?
This document helps teachers/students determine which filter shade is appropriate for each type of welding, based on:
type of operation
electrode size (if applicable)
minimum shade required
suggested shade for use
This guideline is intended as a source of information for employees, employers, physicians and other occupational health professionals. It does not attempt to process all data: rather, it presents pertinent information and data in summary forms.
Manganism is a condition that occurs when someone has been exposed to toxic levels of manganese. Symptoms tend to mimic Parkinson's Disease and include gait disturbances, clumsiness, tremors, speech disturbances, and psychological disturbances.
Metal Fume Fever
Metal fume fever is a temporary condition caused by inhaling manganese fumes. Symptoms typically include chills, fever, upset stomach, vomiting, dryness of the throat, cough, weakness, and achiness