Canadian Occupational Safety

November/December 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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10 U P F R O N T P R O D U C T S A N D S E R V I C E S Aquila coated gloves for non-medical use AQUILA offers a new solution with its coated gloves that can be washed during and between uses, enabling a valuable extended lifetime. Aquila contends that, for many if not most situations, a lightweight coated glove is far preferable to a regime that requires rejection to landfill after a short period, such as at each leisure break — a process that consigns to the environment huge quantities of non-degradable plastic. A coating like fine nitrile on the NR18E provides extra grip where it is needed in specific roles or more generally, for example, in a factory assembly or service environment or outdoors in a range of weather conditions. The Aquila range of coated gloves includes different dips and finishes, such as latex, nitrile and sand — by dipping the whole glove or just the fingers and palm to achieve a balance between grip and dexterity. Aquila gloves are available with flexible but grippy coatings over the whole glove for grip and liquid protection or just the fingers/palm for lightness and to enable gripping of small parts. Where larger cables or metal rods, among others, must be handled in wet, muddy or oily conditions, then a sandy coating is available. eManage risk with SAP Concur Locate Concur Locate is a new solution that allows employers to make sure their employees are safe by identifying employee locations around the world on one multi-source, data-driven map. With this system, one can use voice, email, SMS or the SAP Concur mobile app and also confirm that messages were received and read. It also has a monitoring service that allows the user to track global events. Employers can be aware of global events that might affect employees and help take action when they need help. Concur Locate can also provide pre-travel advisories, incident analysis and reporting, as well as additional messages and alerts. If there is an emergency, Concur Locate can be used to pinpoint employees' locations, help employers communicate with them and even send help if necessary. ServiceNow launches app suite ServiceNow has launched a suite of multiple apps to help manage employee health and workplace safety. These apps include: Contact Tracing; Workplace Safety Management; Employee Travel Safety; Employee Readiness Surveys; Employee Health Screening; and Workplace PPE Inventory Management. In the era of COVID-19, these apps can help employers provide total worker care. Companies can also integrate the Safe Workplace Dashboard, which allows employers to collate and display data from the app suite. ServiceNow has also announced a partnership with Cisco DNA Spaces to enhance contact tracing with Wi-Fi-enabled proximity reporting. This will allow customers of both companies to import location- based data into the ServiceNow Contact tracing app. comfort support style RED WING'S LIGHTEST WORK BOOT EVER RED WING SHOE COMPANY has introduced EXOS Lite, the lightest work boot in Red Wing's history. Created from Red Wing's industry insights and expectations for lightweight and comfortable safety footwear, the EXOS Lite line delivers on those needs without sacrificing safety performance and craftsmanship. Designed for indoor and outdoor medium-duty jobs in warehousing, distribution, construction, light manufacturing and service environments, key features of the ASTM- and CSA-compliant EXOS Lite models include: Support: The SwitchBack Support System is a minimalistic design concept created by Red Wing and built with integrated TPU cord construction to provide ankle and heel support. The SwitchBack Support System requires less material and avoids unnecessary layers of leather found in a traditional work boot. This innovative system reduces the boots' weight without sacrificing support, comfort or durability. Outsole: The new EXOS X-Treme Lite sole design features the Vibram Litebase technology, which reduces extra weight while still offering slip, oil and abrasion resistance with high durability and performance. Comfort: A lightweight high-rebound cushion in the footbed is purpose-built to provide underfoot comfort all day long on and off the jobsite. Flexibility: It features a Flex Calf Insert at the collar, which helps to widen the opening for easier access and allows for more flexibility in movement throughout the day. Safety: The low-profile safety toe is made from a tough, lightweight aluminum material that protects without looking like a bulky safety-toe boot. Style: Available in a modern, low-profile look that works for on and off the jobsite, the boot is offered in six-inch and eight-inch waterproof styles with mocha, onyx or caramel Red Wing leather, with the choice of optional features such as the BOA Lacing System and a puncture-resistant insole. The new EXOS Lite styles are available at Red Wing stores and mobile shoe trucks nationwide.

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