Canadian Occupational Safety

May/June 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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Demonstrate your OHS expertise with a CRST or CRSP Certification Certifications for the Safety Profession Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) A CRST supports a safe working environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting training, and applying a range of state-of-the-art tools, processes and common practice solutions to mitigate risk. They oversee and drive monitoring and compliance in relation to technical and behavioral risk controls. Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) ® A CRSP ® applies broad based safety knowledge to analyze and develop systems that will achieve optimum control over hazards and exposures detrimental to people, equipment, material and the environment. A CRSP ® is dedicated to the principles of loss control, incident prevention and environmental protection as demonstrated by their daily activities. Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals Conseil Canadien Des Professionnels En Sécurité Agréés Visit to find out more and to apply for certification. The BCRSP is a public interest, not-for-profit certification body dedicated to the principles of professional health and safety in Canada. It develops comprehensive certification programs including the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) ® and Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) certifications. Safe and Healthy Workplaces Through Certification C O N T E N T S I S S U E 5 8 . 0 2 16 COVER STORY WOMEN IN SAFETY Inaugural event offered a dynamic space to discuss and address current hot-button issues in the occupational health and safety sector FEATURES BED BUGS Though small, these critters are becoming a big problem FEATURES FOOT PROTECTION When it is needed and how to select the best boots for a job FEATURES CONSTRUCTION SUICIDE A much-needed discussion is opening up in the industry COLUMNS 12 Professional development Biohazards: Understanding health risks and controls By Glyn Jones 13 Safety culture 'It's complicated' By Dave Fennell 14 Legal Landscape Religious freedom v. worker safety By Cathy Chandler DEPARTMENTS 6 Workplace news 8 Fines and penalties 10 Products and services 35 My safety moment 32 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 SASK. WCB CEO Phil Germain outlines the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board's strategy for tackling serious injuries 20 26

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