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Small Engines Produce Hazardous Levels of Carbon Monoxide

Discussion of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when using gasoline-powered pressure-washers inside buildings. Poisonings occurred in several cases even...

Chemical Glove Selection

This fact sheet reviews the hazards associated with skin exposure to chemicals and selecting the appropriate gloves....

Leg Partially Severed by Forklift Prong

Case summary of an accident in a produce warehouse in which a worker had his leg severed when struck by a forklift prong....

Using the Jack Hammer Safely

A short guide on how to minimize risk to one’s hands, eyes, ears and lungs while operating a jackhammer....

Scaffold Side Brackets

A description of what constitutes safe use of scaffold side brackets in masonry, according to Ontario provincial regulations....

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Masonry Trade

Contractors, government and the Construction Safety Association of Ontario identify activities in the masonry industry that risk causing WMSDs....

Diesel-Powered Crushers

Description of how a worker was injured when a crusher began operating while he was inside cleaning the mechanism, and tips for avoiding such accident...

Tractor Trailer Tip Over's

Tractor-trailer dumping rigs can tip over while dumping, especially on an uneven surface with a load sticking in the top of the box while being raised...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Worksites

Carbon monoxide given off by fuel powered equipment can be deadly; enclosed spaces with such equipment in use must be vented to the outside....

Falls : The Number One Cause of Construction Deaths

A general treatment of fall fatalities and fall protection with a focus on the Ontario (Canada) construction industry....