Fire and explosion

Handling and storing flammable materials, controlling explosion hazards, hot work management and more.

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Appropriate Workwear for Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards

PPE005
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses elements to consider when purchasing fire retardent clothing.

Controlling the Explosion Hazard in Vessels, Tanks and Piping Systems

FEX004
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Outlines safe work procedures for preparing hydrocarbon-containing vessels, tanks or piping systems for hot work, confined space entry or hydrocarbon removal.

Explosion of Mobile Carpet Cleaning Propane-Fuelled Boilers

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Information on propane cylinder and propane-fuelled boiler safety requirements.

Handling and Storage of Flammable Materials at the Work Site

FEX002
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

A complete resource on flammable materials including definitions, associated hazards, worker training, storage, and incompatible substances.

Managing Hot Work

FEX001
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

A description of hot work as a fire and explosion hazard and direction for performing hot work under the OHS Code.

Occupational health and safety guide for firefighting

FEX003
This bulletin describes the minimum standards to which a fire service must comply under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation.

Safe debris removal from completely or partly burned structures

FI009
Gives information for those performing debris clean-up and demolition of structures involved in wildfires.

Safe Work Permits

SH013
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Explains how safe work permits can be used to protect workers and maintain safe working conditions. Provides examples and discusses pros and cons.

Use of Combustible Gas Meters at the Work Site

CH038
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

A review of the proper use and calibration of combustible gas meters.

Wildfire recovery work including fire-damaged structures

FI010
Outlines steps employers and workers must take to ensure fire-damaged buildings are structurally safe for workers to enter.

Wildfire recovery: Sample health screening questionnaire

FI005
A questionnaire to help employers determine if a worker is fit to work in areas where there is a high chance of exposure to smoke.

Wildfire smoke

FI007
This publication discusses wildfire smoke as a workplace hazard, potential health effects, risks and controls.

Working in smoky environments

FI008
Discuss exposure risks when working in smoky environments, hazard control and related legislation.