Fire Extinguisher Use

FIRE EXTINGUISHER USE ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year fires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and result in thousands of employee injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many of these catastrophes could have been prevented if…

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Delay in OHS law Prosecution doesn’t mean you are not going to Court, pack your toothbrush!

Even though the case took more than two years to get to trial, an Ontario court has refused to halt a prosecution of a company under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Charges were laid against a construction company in January, 2014 after a worker fell nine feet when a ladder slipped. The charges alleged that…

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Storage of Flammable Liquids and Gases, what did the supervisor cover under GHS

Under GHS Flammable liquids are defined as those with a flash-point (temperature at which a substance gives off sufficient vapor for it to form an ignitable mixture with air) below 55°C. Flammable materials are substances that can ignite easily and burn rapidly. They can be common materials that are at most work sites in gas,…

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Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection

The following items need to be checked in order to qualify a fire extinguisher as passed or failed Bracket  1. Is secured to equipment or wall (Verify) 2. Cleanliness 3. Pin is easily removed 4. Fire Extinguisher securely fits into the bracket Fire Extinguisher 1. Fire extinguisher is in a practical location with ease of…

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