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The FDA and Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products said they didn’t know the number of Tylenol bottles recalled. The recall included caplet and geltab products sold in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates and Fiji. The New Brunswick, N.J., company said that it’s investigating and will stop shipping products with the same materials […]
"Where, oh where has my little pallet gone, oh, where oh where can it be. . ." Some of you might have heard about the recent recall of Tylenol products. The recall was the result of potential odor problems caused by the pallets (presumably wooden) they were shipped on. The incident suddenly brought to mind […]
As the recent disaster in Haiti has shown, earthquakes leave a path of destruction and chaos in their wakes. The US Geological Survey says an earthquake strikes somewhere on Earth every 11 seconds and an estimated 10,000 earthquake-related deaths occur worldwide every year. Most earthquake deaths involve victims being crushed under collapsed structures, but people […]
Ontario recently passed a bill that specifically requires employers to take certain steps to prevent workplace violence and harassment. Here’s a look at Bill 168 (We’ll refer to it as “Bill 168,” even though it has now become an official OHS Amendment Act.) To download a copy of the Bill, click here. What the New […]
Because older buildings often have lead paint, repair and reconstruction of these buildings pose hazards. So in June 2008, a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule took effect requiring companies to meet safety requirements before doing such renovations. Here’s an overview of how the new rule works. The EPA Lead Renovation Rule The EPA Lead; […]
Longtime SafetyXChange members may remember a video we produced a few years ago (to mixed reviews). I thought I’d share it with you again because it gives some pointers on how to put together a safety bulletin board that focuses on heart health for the month of February.
The federal Consolidated Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) require companies that transport or import “dangerous goods” to have emergency response assistance plans (ERAPs) in the event of accidental releases. Last year, the ERAP requirements were revised. Here’s a look at the changes and their impact. Regulating the Transport of Dangerous Goods Each province […]
A new and more rigorous OSHA standard on Hexavalent Chromium took effect last February 28. Here’s a look at the standard, who it affects and what it requires. Dangers of Hexavalent Chromium Hexavalent Chromium (Cr) is a compound used by metal fabricators in stainless steel, iron, and the production of steel to increase structural integrity […]
Concussions and broken bones are the result of many sledding incidents in Canada and in the US every winter. Most injuries are caused by colliding with an object, such as a tree or a rock, or being thrown from the sled. Here are some do’s and don’ts of safe sledding. Do: Choose a sled or […]
Every year more than 100 people worldwide are killed by avalanches. Over the last 10 years about 40 people annually have been killed in North America alone. The victim is usually the cause of the avalanche, the final catalyst in an avoidable fatality. Here’s a safety talk on avalanche safety you can deliver to your […]
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