Canadian Occupational Safety

March/April 2020

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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With the Ventis ® Pro5 from Industrial Scientific, Mike's teammates will know he's entered a high H 2 S environment, so they can respond faster with more information—when every second counts. See the Ventis Pro5 in action at COMMUNICATE... The best teams so do the best GAS DETECTORS C O N T E N T S I S S U E 5 8 . 0 1 16 COVER STORY EDUCATION SECTOR Staggering statistics from all across Canada show teachers are victims of violence, harassment on a daily basis FEATURES HEARING LOSS Noise-induced hearing loss higher than expected in some industries FEATURES LEGAL UPDATE Stay up to date on the latest cases and trends in safety law FEATURES SAFETY SIGNAGE Projected signs offer alternative to conventional, fixed signage COLUMNS 12 Professional development Back to basics: General first aid By Glyn Jones 13 Legal Landscape Not all work areas require committee inspection By Deanah Shelly 14 Safety Culture Incidents can shape safety culture By Dave Fennell DEPARTMENTS 6 Workplace news 8 Fines & penalties 10 Products & services 34 My safety moment 26 CONNECT WITH US Stay up to date with the latest health and safety news here: @COSmagazine Canadian Occupational Safety group CHECK IT OUT ONLINE THESAFETYMAG.COM/CA 24 INDUSTRY PROFILE AMIN YAZDANI The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness and Performance is making the important link between OHS and productivity 19 30

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