Another informative podcast by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Dust Busters, Combustibles and Explosions

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) explains how dust explosions occur and what can be done to prevent them from happening.

  • Released: March 19, 2015
  • File Size:   4.62 MB
  • Length:  5:02 minutes
Direct download: Episode_103_DustCombustibles_ENG.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT
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Accumulation de poussières, combustibles et explosions

Le centre canadien d’hygiène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST) explique comment se produisent les explosions de poussières, et ce que l'on peut faire pour les prévenir.

  • Date de diffusion : le 19 mars 2015
  • Taille du fichier:   5.57 mb
  • Durée: 6 :05 minutes
Direct download: Episode103_DustCombustibles_French_Final.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT
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Staying Afloat with Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices

According to the Canadian Red Cross, wearing a lifejacket could eliminate up to 90% of all boating-related drownings. CCOHS discusses the difference between lifejackets and personal flotation devices, and how to use them safely.

  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • File Size:  5.6 mb
  • Length: 6:07 minutes
Direct download: Episode93_LifeJacketSafety_Final.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT
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Restez à flot grâce aux gilets de sauvetage et aux vêtements de flottaison individuels

Selon la Croix-Rouge canadienne, le port d’un gilet de sauvetage pourrait éliminer jusqu’à 90 % des noyades associées aux activités de navigation de plaisance. Le CCHST explique la différence entre les gilets de sauvetage et les vêtements de flottaison individuels et la façon de les utiliser en toute sécurité.

  • Date de diffusion : July 29, 2014
  • Taille du fichier: 7.59 mb
  • Durée: 8 :17 minutes
Direct download: Episode93_LifeJacketSafety_Frenchv3_Final.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT
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Tips for a Safe Ride: ATVs and Work

With oversized, deep tread, low-pressure tires, relatively light weight, and easy manoeuvrability, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can go where other heavier, larger vehicles cannot. In this podcast, CCOHS explores using ATVs in the workplace and shares tips on how to prevent injuries.

  • Released: May 9, 2014
  • File Size:  4.16  MB
  • Length: 4:33min
Direct download: Episode91_ATV_Work_Final.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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You can’t detect the presence of radon but did you know it’s a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment? This podcast explains what radon is and what the potential health effects to workers are. CCOHS also shares how workplaces can detect the presence of radon and most importantly, how exposure can be controlled.

  • Released: February 25, 2014
  • File Size:  4.92 MB
  • Length: 5:22 min
Direct download: Episode88_Radon_Final2.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 11:20am EDT
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Holiday Hazards

Did you know your Christmas tree and holiday lights can post a potential hazard? CCOHS wants to keep you safe and healthy this season, so listen to their tips on holiday hazards.

  • Released: December 17, 2013
  • File Size:  3.78 MB
  • Length: 4:08 min
Direct download: Episode86_HolidayHazards.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT
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Inspections efficaces des lieux de travail- Au-delà des apparences

Les dangers peuvent se trouver sous un bureau, dans les locaux d'une usine, dans l'air et pratiquement partout où des personnes travaillent. L'inspection régulière des lieux de travail afin de cerner les dangers est un élément fondamental des programmes de santé et de sécurité. Elle permet d'éviter les blessures et les maladies en éliminant les dangers présents et ceux qui porraient survenir.

L'inspection d'un lieu de travail ne se limite pas à un simple examen visuel. Elle consiste également à être à l'écoute des inquiétudes exprimées par les employés, à comprendre parfaitement le travail et les tâches de chacun, à déterminer les causes sous-jacentes des dangers, à superviser les moyens de contrôle et à proposer des mesures correctives.

Ce balado explique de quelle façon des inspections méticuleuses et régulières du lieu de travail réalisées par une équipe d'inspection compétente peuvent contribuer à préserver la santé et la sécurité des travailleurs.

  • Date de diffusion : le 3 septembre 2013
  • Taille du fichier: 6.28 MB
  • Durée: 7:27 minutes

Direct download: Episode82_WorkplaceInspections_FRE_FINAL.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 8:30am EDT
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Effective Workplace Inspections- More than Meets the Eye

Hazards can exist under desks, on the plant floor, in the air and pretty much any place people work. Inspecting the workplace regularly for hazards is an essential part of a health and safety program. Inspections help to prevent injuries and illnesses by identifying and eliminating existing and potential hazards.

There's more to a workplace inspection than just looking around. It involves listening to people's concerns, fully understanding jobs and tasks, determining the underlying causes of hazards, monitoring controls, and recommending corrective action. This podcast discusses how regular, thorough, workplace inspections by a trained inspection team can help keep workers healthy and safe.

  • Released: September 3, 2013
  • File Size: 4.28 MB
  • Length: 4:41 minutes

Direct download: Episode82_Workplace_Inspections_ENG.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 8:30am EDT
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The Importance of Emergency Eyewash and Showers

Anyone who works with hazardous chemicals knows they can work safely and avoid injury if they follow the appropriate safety precautions. However, accidents can happen, and if and when a corrosive chemical gets into your eyes or on your face or body, the first 10 to 15 seconds are the most critical for preventing injury. If the treatment is delayed, even for a few seconds, serious injury may be caused.

That's where emergency showers and eyewash stations come in, providing workers with on-the-spot decontaminaton and the ability to flush hazardous substances away,

This podcast discusses the importance of emergency showers and eyewash stations, and proper procedures in using them.

  • Released: August 5, 2013
  • File Size: 3.25 MB
  • Length: 3:33 minutes

Direct download: FINAL_ENG_Emergency_Eyewash.mp3
Category:Safety Hazards -- posted at: 8:30am EDT
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