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  • SafeSmart Access appoints new Branch Manager in Toronto

    SafeSmart Access appoints new Branch Manager in Toronto

    Please join us in welcoming Mr Randall Brown to SafeSmart Access Canada's team.

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  • What Cost Siemens $60,000 for No Return?

    What Cost Siemens $60,000 for No Return?

    In July 2015, a contractor working on a turbine blade at Seimens’ Tillsonburg, Ontario facility contracted serious injuries, due to a lack of effective height access equipment.

    And on June 21 this year, Seimens Wind Power Ltd received the bill – a whopping $60,000 fine. Based on a report from the Ministry of Labour, Seimens were found to have violated the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which states that companies need to provide a work platform when performing this type of task – Seimens had not done so.

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  • Thermo King Keeps it Cool at Height

    Thermo King Keeps it Cool at Height

    International truck refrigeration and heating unit maker Thermo King made their first trailer mechanical refrigeration unit in 1938. Since then, they have become an essential part of road transport all around the world.

    The dangers that Thermo King’s technicians face include the possibility of serious injury from slipping and falling – uneven and glossy surfaces combined with often greasy, oily and icy conditions and old heavy steel height access products made for inefficiencies during works. This is where SafeSmart comes in.

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  • When Unnecessary Danger Can Mean Tools-Down

    When Unnecessary Danger Can Mean Tools-Down

    The CCOHS and the Canadian Government work together to draw up regulations that increase safety on work sites. The Canada Labour Code contains a comprehensive collection of rules and regulations that cover every aspect of work places in all industries. In Part II of the code, there is a section that every Canadian employer should know about – get acquainted now, before it affects your productivity.

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  • Low Height, High Danger: the Importance of Appropriate Height Access Equipment

    Low Height, High Danger: the Importance of Appropriate Height Access Equipment

    A recent court case in the UK has added yet another chapter to the story of fall injuries in the workplace.

    In a report by Construction Enquirer, a Volvo worker servicing a large vehicle fell to the ground, striking his head. Although he survived the fall and the two-week induced coma, the man has been left with ongoing complications. The UK’s governing body, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the worker had scaled an inadequate step ladder, which had not been maintained or checked to ensure it suitability for use. Its anti-slip feet were worn and the ladder failed – a simple oversight on a product that not many people give much thought to.

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