Canadian Occupational Safety

March/April 2021

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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E D I T O R I A L FIRST and foremost, happy new year! I hope that you are all happy and healthy, and I wish all of our readers the very best for 2021. You'd be forgiven, however, for thinking that we're still in 2020. With the ongoing pandemic, the last few months have pretty much melted into one long, anxiety-inducing epoch. January and February have already been rough months for many, if not all, of us. The start of the year is rushing by at the speed of light, and it'll soon be spring. While I long for the warmer months, I am apprehensive about the rest of 2021, which is still very much a question mark in many ways. Thankfully, I can always look toward our safety heroes for valuable insight. We asked our OHS experts to look into their crystal balls and see which trends are going to dominate the sector. Spoiler alert: Mental health is going to be a pretty big deal — and it already is, really. Mental health is on everyone's minds this year. The pandemic has wreaked havoc and the colder winter months certainly haven't helped. There may be a silver lining though: Tech and telemedicine are looking to bridge the gap and make mental health care more accessible than ever. More on this inside. With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, respiratory protection is among the most hotly sought- out PPE. In this issue, we're spotlighting those top companies that are really pushing the conversation forward on face coverings and respirators. Read on to find out exactly what makes a good face mask. Our cover story this month is a new feature for COS and one that the team is excited to introduce to our pages: Five-star safety consultants! We surveyed our readers on their preferred consultants to curate this list. Find out about these top individuals in this issue. We have a whole host of these new inspiring features planned for the next few issues and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you all. We also have our Women in Safety virtual summit to look forward to on March 9. Packed with essential speakers and panels, this second edition is not to be missed! Lastly, I am delighted to announce that from this issue onwards, Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley will be joining COS as a regular columnist. Our dear "safety culture" columnist Dave Fennell has decided to step down after years of sharing his expert advice in our pages. Sad though it is, we're thrilled that Lee-Anne is bringing her impressive credentials to the pages of COS. Now in its 59th year (!), Canadian Occupational Safety is, as always, proud to showcase leading voices in the sector, provide insightful and up-to-date coverage and support our safety heroes. Maia Foulis, editor, Canadian Occupational Safety Contents of Canadian Occupational Safety are copyright © 2021 KMI Publishing and Events Ltd and may not be reproduced in whole or part without written consent. 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Safety Consultant Dave Gouthro, CRSP, CHSC, CHSO Occupational Health & Safety Consulting David Johnston, CRSP Director, EHS, Toronto Hydro Eldeen Pozniak, CHSC, CHSMSA, CRSP, Director, Pozniak Safety Associates Laura Rourke, CRSP, Peng, TSRP EHSS manager, Tigercat Industries Dan Strand, CRSP, CIH, ROH Director, Prevention Field Services, WorkSafeBC ISSUE 59.01 OCCUPATIONALSAFETY CANADIAN Printed in ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICE. NEWSLETTER 12:40 AM 100% Sign up today. It's FREE. Receive the latest news and updates about the world of occupational health and safety, delivered straight to your inbox regularly. SCAN TO LEARN MORE Finding balance in chaos

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