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  •  It’s in the Eyes

     How an eye-scanning technology will revolutionize testing for impairment in the workplace

    By Colleen Birchwood

     

    The legalization of cannabis has many employers scrambling to catch up with the legislation, particularly in industries in which working safely can prevent serious injuries and even save lives. One employer in the heavy construction industry plans on using cutting-edge technology to ensure workers aren’timpaired or fatigued on the job.

  • Noise Issues in the Construction Industry

    Protecting against worker hearing loss

    Submitted by Brigade

     

    Noise is inevitable in the construction industry; anyoneworking in this sector knows that “a quiet life” is never going to be part of their job description. However, the danger is that long-term exposure to high noise levels can cause Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), usually resulting from extended exposure to sound levels at or above 85 decibels (average decibel levels). Symptoms of NIHL include deafness and tinnitus, a distressing ringing in the ears that can have a highly detrimental impact on quality of life.

  • Working at Heights

    TRENDS AND ADVANCEMENT

    By Jenn Miller, Occupational Safety Group

     

    When it comes to working at heights trends and advancements in Canada, changes have been made at a slow, steady pace. In general, the trends and advancements have been for the betterment of the fall protection wearer, usually focusing on increasing comfort and safety. Some of the most notable recent trends include training standards set by the Ministry of Labour in Ontario, advancements in equipment and increased enforcement.

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Piling Canada is the premier national voice for the Canadian deep foundation construction industry. Each issue is dedicated to providing readers with current and informative editorial, including project updates, company profiles, technological advancements, safety news, environmental information, HR advice, pertinent legal issues and more.