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A Guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

As the Ontario government starts to lift the COVID-19 emergency measures ban, are you wondering how to restart your operations safely and effectively?

NOTE: Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers upon reopening.

It’s crucial to consider how your businesses can evolve beyond this pandemic and protect employees from further hardships. We recognize that your business is unique and will require a unique set of strategies to get employees back to work safely.

To assist, WSPS has created a Post-Pandemic Business Playbook and a series of additional resources to help your business on the road to recovery.

Read more: https://covid19.wsps.ca/

 

Post-Pandemic Addendums by Industry Sector

Post Pandemic Playbook: Manufacturing Sector Addendum

Post-Pandemic Playbook: Abattoir and Meat Processing Sector Addendum

Post-Pandemic Playbook: Agriculture Sector Addendum

Post Pandemic Playbook: Service Sector Addendum


Safety Tool for the Beverage Industry

The Lübzer Brewery has been dealing with an occupational safety problem known in the beverage industry: When working with jointed hook wrenches, such a wrench can slip off under the application of force and cause injuries. For this reason, the Lübzer Brewery, in cooperation with an engineering firm, has developed a safe tool that cannot slip or jam: a positive-locking special wrench with four snapping pins. For example, in the case of a 100 mm locknut, four of six grooves are used to transmit the torque. An inserted wrench holds on to the locknut by itself without anyone holding it in the hand. In addition, a stop prevents the wrench from slipping over the groove when it is inserted. The handle has a cranked design, leaving enough space to work even on tightly fitted nuts. The clip-on handle extension allows large torques to be transmitted and jerky movements to be avoided.

For this special wrench, the Lübzer Brewery 2018 won the BGN prevention award:

https://www.bgn.de/praevention-arbeitshilfen/unsere-leistungen/praeventionspreis/bgn-praeventionspreis-2018-die-gewinner/bgn-praeventionspreis-2018-gewinner-luebzer-brauerei/


Maintenance for occupational safety and maintenance safety

The increase in risks due to maintenance results in the need to carefully weigh this activity during risk assessment.

Specific problems arise where maintenance operations are outsourced. In this case there are the risks of interference due to the co‐presence of workers from several companies. Maintenance workers are exposed to higher risks than others. This publication is useful for maintenance workers as well as for their employers and clients.

https://www.inail.it/cs/internet/comunicazione/pubblicazioni/catalogo-generale/pubbl-manutenzione-per-sicurezza-sul-lavoro.html

 


RFId (Radio‐Frequency Identification) in security applications

RFId (Radio‐Frequency Identification) systems allow remote recognition. They consist of tags, to be connected to the objects to be recognized, and a reader that obtains useful information by querying the tags.

By virtue of their functioning, they allow innovative solutions to achieve some of the workplace health and safety objectives required by the Consolidated Act.

https://www.inail.it/cs/internet/comunicazione/pubblicazioni/catalogo-generale/rfid-radio-frequency-identification-in-applicazioni.html


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