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Wire Rope – Inspection

Wire rope—Inspection Explain dangers Damage from wear and tear can reduce rope strength and capacity, endangering workers who rely on the rope. Identify controls Wire rope in continuous service should be checked daily during normal operation and inspected weekly. Rope that has not been used for a month should be inspected thouroughly. There are warning […]

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Rigging Hardware

Rigging Hardware Explain dangers Rigging is only as strong as its weakest link. Workers’ lives depend on the strength of that link. It doesn’t matter what safe working load is stamped on a hook if the hook is cracked and twisted or opening up at the throat. It can’t deliver its full rated capacity. Inspection […]

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Formwork – Leading edge

Formwork—Leading edge Explain dangers In the high-rise formwork industry, nearly 23 per cent of all lost-time injuries are caused by falls. Most of these injuries result in sprains and tears, fractures, and concussions. A leading edge is the unprotected side and edge of a floor, a roof, or formwork. It changes location as workers place […]

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Flying Forms – Working at Heights Hazards

Flying forms—Working at heights hazards Explain dangers Flying forms can save time and, in some cases, are safer than using built-in-place methods. However, flying forms have some significant hazards that can lead to serious injury if proper precautions aren’t taken. One of the main hazards associated with flying forms is when working at heights. The […]

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Floor and Roof Openings

Floor and roof openings Explain dangers If proper guarding is not in place, workers can be exposed to falls when working around floor and roof openings. Avoiding such hazards may seem like common sense, but a moment of distraction around an uncovered opening can end in disaster. Identify controls Installing guardrails around an opening is […]

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Working At Height Working At Height Training

The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that […]

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WHMIS What Is WHMIS And Who Must Know It?

The Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (introduced in 1988) is a communication standard through which Canadian employees are informed about the possible perils they may face in their work environment. There are three main components of this system: – Labeling of the hazardous materials and substances. – Material safety data sheets (MSDS), that provide additional […]

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Elevated Platforms Training Courses for Elevated Work Platforms: Such As Scissors Lifts

There are many cases when a worker has to execute a task at an elevated height. Whether you work in the warehouse or construction site. …

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