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6 Truths About Workplace Violence

Knowledge is power. False knowledge exposes everyone to risk. This is especially true when evaluating your workplace for the risk of workplace violence.

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6 Risky Misconceptions About Workplace Violence

Knowledge is power. False knowledge exposes everyone to risk. This is especially true when evaluating your workplace for the risk of workplace violence.

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Greatest Hits: Why Respirators Matter and How to Pick Them

The application of coatings inherently includes personal safety risks. Contractors often encounter jobsites with dusty and/or vaporous conditions, and without proper protection, excessive exposure can result in a number of problems.

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Improving Your Toolbox Talks: 5 Tips

Toolbox talks can be an important part of your safety arsenal. Here are five tips to help make your next one even better!

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Hearing Safety

Exposure to environmental noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss throughout the world. Every day we are flooded with transport, industrial, and recreational noises.

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Greatest Hits: Personal Fall Protection Developments

Fall protection has long been a focal point for industries that have people working at height, with coatings contractors chief among them. This year, fall protection moved from an emphasis to a defined mandate.

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Working Safely With Epoxy Coatings

Coatings applicators need to understand the potential risks of using epoxy products and know how to safely handle and apply these systems.

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Understanding Canada’s Materials Labeling System

On February 11, 2015, Canada aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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How to Use Polyurethane Coatings Safely

Every user of aliphatic isocyanates must be familiar with the potential hazards and have the knowledge needed to safely handle and use these products. The potential to experience health effects depends on the exposure level (e.g., airborne concentration in the breathing zone, volume of liquid/spray mist in contact with unprotected skin), duration of exposure, and other factors, including individual susceptibility.