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Safety in Numbers is always adding new information such as case studies and assessment tools. In addition, we post articles of interest to Safety and Health Professionals.
Provincial legislation requires metatarsal protection to be provided when there is a significant risk of foot injury. The file link below provides a file that explains when this additional foot protection should be used – including specific recommendations on weight being handled. Other selected resources are provided below to show the type of material provided in Safety in Numbers.
- Exposure Calculator 2018
- When is metatarsal protection required?
- Optional Lowering of Heights for which Fall Protection should be Provided
- Extension Cords
- Lower Accident Rates by Lowering Noise Levels
- How can I Make a Saw Quieter
- Concurrent Exposure to Ototoxic Chemicals and Noise
- Real Life Examples of Slips and Trip Hazards
- Importance of Regular Inspections of Storage Racks
Hazard Assessment Calculators
Hazard assessments calculators have been added that allow you to enter information about your potential or existing exposure scenarios and the the program will estimate the worker’s exposure as a percentage of the TLV. Two such assessment tools have been completed (one for liquids and one for dusts) and their predicted exposures have been compared with actual sampling results for various chemicals and processes. While not perfect, such programs have been shown to more accurate than professional judgement by practicing Industrial Hygienists. Imagine having an easy screen to identify when air sampling is or is not necessary! The calculators can be accessed by a link on the right hand side box just under the Topics link. An introduction to the hazard assessment process is provided in the link below.
Statistics on Scores
As the site becomes populated, average scores for each topic and for overall scores will be posted on the site. Compare your program to your peers!
Respiratory Selection Calculator
Selecting the proper respirator can be complicated. The Respiratory Calculator under development will help you select the best respirator quickly and reliably.