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Applying for Occupational Health and Safety autonomous haulage system approval

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The approval process for verifying worker safety using autonomous haulage systems.

Back Care – Seven Myths About Back Pain

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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.***

The causes of back pain can be complex and difficult to diagnose. What are some of the truths and myths?

Best Practices on Conveyor Safety

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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.***

This guide is composed of two sections. Section I provides definitions, a general idea of conveyor components, an overview of mechanical hazards and information about hazard assessment and reduction. Section II covers safeguards against hazards during operation and maintenance of conveyor systems, and related worker training.

Ergonomics – All Shook Up: Understanding Vibration

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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.***

Many workers are exposed to vibration daily while using vibrating equipment or machinery. Workers operating hand-held equipment, such as chain saw or jackhammer, are exposed to hand-arm vibration.

Ergonomics – Slips, Trips and Falls

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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.***

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.

Fatigue, Extended Work Hours, and Safety 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.***

Fatigue is influenced by extended work hours, tough physical or mental activities, and loss of sleep. Fatigue affects people differently but it can increase a worker's hazard exposure