Canadian Occupational Safety

September/October 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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Page 10 of 51 11 EPAX SYSTEMS FORMS NEW LEASE AND RENTAL DIVISION HYTEST Footwear releases new summer styles FOR the summer 2020 season, HYTEST Footwear has released a series of new styles and colourways. This includes: Alastor Xergy Nano Toe Athletic, Women's Footrests 2.0 Pivot Nano Toe Shoe and Footrests 2.0 Rebound Metatarsal Guard 6" Hiker. All styles come in at least two colourways and all shoes are priced at less than $200. The dual-gender Alastor Xergy Athletic features a moisture-wicking mesh lining, a lightweight mesh top, a massaging foam footbed and the company's classic nano toe — the lightest of safety toes. The women's Footrests 2.0 Pivot Shoe features a nano toe as well, along with a TecTuff collar strap, a moisture-wicking mesh lining and a removable FootRests anti-fatigue footbed. Finally, we have the Footrests 2.0 Rebound Metatarsal Guard 6" Hiker (aka the MetGuard). This features the nano toe, waterproof full-grain leather, a moisture-wicking mesh lining with waterproof membrane, Xergy anti-fatigue foam midsole, which absorbs shock and returns energy, and an oil- and slip-resistant TPU outsole found throughout HYTEST Footwear's hikers. Earlier this year for the spring 2020 season, HYTEST Safety Footwear debuted the FootRests 2.0 Tread Hiker, a new light industrial style that delivers on-the-job grip protection and comfort. CALIFORNIA-BASED trash compactor supplier Epax Systems has announced the formation of a new lease and rental division that is set to be rolled out nationwide throughout the U.S. This initiative will be operating as Eco Rentals and the new division will focus on providing waste compaction solutions to businesses across North America. Leasing or renting equipment is an economical alternative that allows users to gain the benefits of compaction with no capital investment. This may be of interest to companies that are currently struggling financially due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With a large inventory of new, demo and pre-owned equipment, Eco Rentals can supply a wide range of compaction equipment including self-contained compactors, stationary compactors, vertical compactors and apartment compactors, as well as horizontal and vertical balers. In addition to conventional systems, the company also offers solutions for open-top containers and dumpsters with its line of Ropax Rolling Compactors. These innovative compactors use a heavy rolling drum with large metal teeth attached to an articulating boom. As the drum rolls back and forth, it crushes, rips, tears, macerates and compresses waste in the dumpster. "Historically, interest in leasing and rentals surges in times of economic uncertainty," said Stefan Nielsen, Epax Systems' chief operating officer. "We are happy to be able to accommodate the demand." Waste compactors can significantly increase the amount of trash that can fit in a container, meaning fewer "hauls" by the waste disposal contractor and leading to significant cost savings. At this point in time, the initiative is limited to the U.S., although Eco Rental systems can be installed anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping, installation, setup and routine maintenance are all covered in the low monthly maintenance fee. Rental rates start at as low as $235 per month. Cost-effective 3M and HP collaborate on signage templates 3M and HP have launched a new collaboration to share free-of-charge large-format graphics for commercial signage applications that are crucial to communicate social distancing and health and safety messages as public spaces, workplaces and businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 3M Graphics COVID-19 Related Signage library for HP is a free, online resource providing templates, design elements and poster artwork created to communicate guidance on social distancing and signage for wayfinding, in addition to signage for public health awareness. The content can be accessed through HP PrintOS or HP Applications Center. The ready-made design elements make it easy for designers and HP Large Format print service providers (PSPs) to create and produce applications including window signs and posters. Honeywell creates new Safety Packs The kits come in sealed packets containing gloves, masks and hand wipes and are designed to help protect people as they return to public spaces and workplaces. The Honeywell Safety Packs will also be available for use in office buildings, warehouses, retail stores, sports arenas, schools and other public spaces. Honeywell offers two versions of the safety packs for air travel: one for passengers and one for the flight crew. The passenger version is designed for single use and contains latex-free gloves, a safety mask and hand wipes. Kits for crews and airline employees are available for single or longer-term use, with an option for a reusable version that has a mask with interchangeable filters, reusable safety glasses and hand wipes. innovative extensive inventory

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