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Creating safe environments in long-term care homes

While group-care settings have come to symbolize the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the practices they develop to protect residents and staff could provide guidance for workplaces across sectors.

Businesses, enforcement bodies brace for learning curve on vaccine certificates

Ontario’s proof-of-vaccination policy, set to take effect on Wednesday, treads into new territory, as workers will be tasked with asking customers to show they are immunized against the virus.

With health system on brink of collapse, Alberta introduces new COVID-19 rules, vaccine passport

Province is asking for help from other provinces to use their intensive care beds and staff while prepping its triage protocols, which would see doctors forced to choose who gets life-saving treatment and who does not.

Dräger X-am® 2500: Making Confined Space Entry Safe and Simple

Dräger’s X-am® 2500 multi-gas detector is the only 1–4 gas detector you need in industrial and refinery applications, which combines reliable sensor technology with long battery life. You can easily configure it to detect combustible gases, including O2, CO, NO2, SO2 and H2S.

This device is perfectly suited for most industries and applications including mining, oil & gas, chemical, emergency response and confined space entry. An optional external pump with a hose up to 45 m / 147 ft long is available for use in tanks and shafts or when searching for leaks. » More Details
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Mandatory vaccination policies the way of the future

Many are asking, are workplace vaccine mandates legal? The answer is — yes. And, not only is it permitted, arguably it’s required, writes lawyer David Reiter. » Read More

Ontario to require proof of vaccination as of Sept. 22

Once enacted, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide proof along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. » Read More
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From the editor: Through COVID-19, leadership has become dangerous work

Trust in our societal framework continues to be eroded by the advances of social media. » Read more

To reduce hesitancy, vaccine’s scientific process needs to be better explained: Researcher

For their part, citizens can adopt better practices when it comes to getting information and not only consider information that fits into their personal narrative. » Read more

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Benzene - Detection Challenges and New Solutions

The use of benzene cannot be eliminated in the petrochemical and other process industries. Workplace limit values for benzene have drastically reduced in recent years to limit risks of exposure to benzene vapors. Companies must ensure they stay within these thresholds by establishing strategies for precise and reliable monitoring.

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2021 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Location: Virtual Conference
Date: Sept. 20 to 23
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Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards Gala

Location: Virtual Event – Live From Toronto
Date: Oct. 20
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