Selected industry inspections: metal and steel fabrication

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Airborne Substances – Welder’s Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes

CH032
*** 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.***

This Safety Bulletin provides basic information to help you reduce the health risks associated with welding gases and fumes.

Back Care – How Much Can I Lift?

ERG013
*** 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 variety of variables should be considered when lifting including age, health, strength and the size and shape of the object.

Ergonomics – Anti-Fatigue Matting

ERG005
*** 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.***

Standing for long periods of time can restrict the flow of blood to the muscles of the lower legs, leading to pain and discomfort.

Ergonomics – Proper Height of Work Surfaces

ERG016
*** 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.***

The movements workers perform with their hands, and the size of the objects they work with often determine the height of the work surface.

Ergonomics – Slips, Trips and Falls

PH015
*** 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.***

To reduce the number of slips, trips and falls at your workplace, make sure you understand why they happen and use properly designed workspaces and work methods.

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 changes.***

Flammable materials are substances that can ignite easily and burn rapidly.