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Silica – Crystalline Silica at the Work Site (CH059) (PDF, 103 KB)

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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 changes.***

Silica dust is produced during construction-related activities such as bricklaying, stone setting and demolition, and repair of concrete materials.

Snow and Ice on Commercial Vehicles

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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 changes.***

Snow and ice coming off commercial vehicles while in motion can be dangerous to other vehicles on the highway and can result in potential insurance claims, fines or civil litigation.

Solvents – Solvents at the Work Site

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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 changes.***

A solvent is a liquid chemical that dissolves a solid, liquid or gas, creating a solution. The most common solvent is water.

Styrene – Styrene in the Workplace

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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 changes.***

Styrene is an organic solvent widely used in the plastic industry. It is the raw material for polystyrene and co-polymers such as styreneacrylonitrile and styrene-divinyl benzene, styrene-butadiene rubber, styrene-butadiene latexes and fibreglass resins.

Sulphur – Handling Sulphur

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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 changes.***

Recommended procedures for the safe handling and processing of solid sulphur in new facilities

Temperature Extremes – Working in the Cold Infographic

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There are health risks associated with working in the cold. Learn what to watch for and how to prevent cold stress.