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Pleins feux sur le produit : Liens d’accouplement Hammerlock

Qu’est-ce qu’un maillon d’accouplement Hammerlock?

Les maillons d’accouplement Hammerlock sont utilisés pour attacher la chaîne aux maillons maîtres, les crochets à oeillet, l’installation d’un nouveau
à une élingue ou simplement à des composants de connexion pendant la fabrication de l’élingue en chaîne.

Les maillons d’accouplement Hammerlock ne doivent JAMAIS être utilisés pour réparer la chaîne du palan – Aucun matériel d’accouplement ne doit jamais être utilisé pour réparer un maillon endommagé de la chaîne. Cela peut présenter un certain nombre de risques pour la sécurité de l’opérateur et, éventuellement, pour l’ensemble du palan. En cas d’endommagement de la chaîne du palan ou de la marchandise, la chaîne doit être remplacée en une seule pièce.

Les marteaux ne conviennent pas non plus à l’allongement des chaînes. Encore une fois, si vous désirez une chaîne plus longue, vous devez chercher une chaîne qui est fabriquée à la bonne longueur, en utilisant les bons maillons.

Montage et démontage des biellettes d’accouplement Hammerlock

Les maillons d’accouplement Hammerlock sont un favori des gréeurs parce qu’ils peuvent si facilement être assemblés et désassemblés sur le terrain en utilisant seulement un marteau et un poinçon.

Comment assembler un maillon hammerlock:

  1. Rassemblez les deux moitiés du corps de façon à ce que les connecteurs centraux soient alignés.
  2. Positionner la douille au centre du marteau, alignée avec les connecteurs.
  3. Insérer la goupille de charge dans le marteau aussi loin que possible à la main.
  4. Enfoncez la goupille de charge jusqu’à ce que tout le matériau soit au ras des deux extrémités.

Saviez-vous que la douille au centre est l’une des pièces les plus importantes d’un maillon d’accouplement à marteau ? Sans la douille, la goupille de charge ne maintiendra pas du tout l’accouplement hammerlock en place – elle se déplace tout à fait librement à l’intérieur du corps tout seule. La goupille de charge est conique aux extrémités, ce qui permet à la douille de s’asseoir en place et de maintenir la quincaillerie solidement en place. La douille contient un système en forme de ressort qui permet à la goupille de passer à travers lorsqu’elle est martelée, mais revient à un état immobile une fois en place – à moins qu’elle ne soit directement martelée à nouveau avec un poinçon!

Comment démonter un maillon hammerlock :

  1. Placer le maillon hammerlock sur une surface surélevée, créant ainsi de l’espace pour que la goupille de charge puisse sortir par le bas.
  2. Aligner un poinçon avec le centre-top de la goupille de charge.
  3. Marteler le poinçon en forçant la goupille de charge hors du centre du marteau.
  4. Tirez maintenant les pièces détachées à la main – C’est aussi simple que ça !

Vous avez besoin d’un maillon d’accouplement hammerlock abordable et fiable ?

C’est là qu’intervient YOKE – Avec YOKE, vous n’avez jamais à sacrifier la qualité pour le prix. Trouvez les maillons de connexion YOKE Hammerlock pour chaîne Grade-100 à votre Hercules SLR local. Les maillons de jonction YOKE Hammerlock sont fabriqués en acier allié et sont trempés et trempés pour une résistance, une fiabilité et une durabilité maximales avec une limite de charge nominale de 8800 livres.

Depuis 1985, YOKE fabrique du matériel de gréement durable, fiable et de haute qualité qui assure la sécurité de votre chargement et de votre équipe. Elle possède des installations de production rigoureuses qui mettent l’accent sur le contrôle de la qualité et la sécurité à chaque étape du processus de fabrication – des matières premières au produit fini pour l’utilisateur final, avec des installations partout dans le monde, au Canada, à Los Angeles et en Chine. Pour en savoir plus sur YOKE chez Hercules SLR, cliquez ici.

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Learn to Rig it Right in Hamilton, ON: Meet your Trainer, Steve Hache

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Meet your Hercules SLR Trainer, Steve Hache CD

Get ready for our first-ever two-day training course, ‘Fundamentals of Rigging’ at Hercules SLR in Hamilton, Ontario.

Time to meet the teacher—Steve Hache, CD is one of our experience Training Specialists and will lead the Fundamentals of Rigging course. We sit down with Steve to talk more about his role and why he decided to enter training as a career path.

Tell us about your educational background:

Steve: It was a dream of mine to pursue a career in the Canadian Armed Forces so, I joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RNC) when I was 19 years-old. I spent 21 years of dedicated service in the RCN, trained and became qualified in a number of technical aspects that range from complex seamanship evolutions, boarding operations, crane operations, forklift operation, small arms, to rigging and hoisting.

After this, I worked in the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC—One of the most recognized colleges in the East Coast) faculty and was introduced to the adult education field. I had an interest in safety, so I earned my diploma in Adult Education-Teaching, Learning and went on to complete the Construction Safety Supervisor certification through the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association.

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Steve Hache, CD.

In my professional career, I continue to learn—Some of the most memorable experiences were training in the United Arab Emirates in course design at HBI Learning Centers in Sydney, Australia and Adult Education & Assessment at the Global Maritime & Transportation School in New York, USA.  

What made you decide to go into this industry?

Steve: I was most accustomed to the safety, rigging & hoisting industries, since there were constant opportunities to operate cranes, forklifts or perform rigging & hoisting operations in the RCN.

Nearly everyday, we removed or replaced machinery from engineering spaces, load or unload missiles, torpedoes, stores and operate cranes—Rigging and hoisting was routine.

Can you tell us about your work experience before joining Hercules SLR?

Steve: When I retired from the RCN, I accepted a job at an American security company in the United Arab Emirates. There, I was exposed to a new, exciting culture and got to train their Coast Guard in seamanship, basic boat operations, tactical boat operations and maritime law enforcement.

This was an extremely challenging and rewarding experience!

After a couple of years in the UAE, I came home—This was when I joined the faculty as NSCC. I took a temporary position at NSSC as faculty of the Marine-Industrial Rigging program. There, I turned a part-time program into a full-time program. The faculty and staff of NSCC were first-rate! I learned a great deal from each person.

When the temporary position ended, I worked as a training manager and Fall Protection Trainer where I learned & honed my training skills even more. Then came Hercules SLR—The rest is history!

What made you want to transition into training?

Steve: It wasn’t difficult for me to speak to large groups of people, since I’ve been doing it since I entered the workforce—In the military, I had to brief, command on and supervise complex seaman evolutions along with rigging & boat operations.

However, teaching and training didn’t always come naturally. My first role as a trainer in the RCN where I was posted to the Bedford Rifle Range as a small arms instructor. I was nervous at first, but I grew to love it—Who knew I enjoyed speaking in front of people?!

Since, my career has always involved speaking tolarge groups of people, which is a must-have skill for a trainer.

Why did you decide to work for Hercules SLR?LEEA Header

Steve: That’s easy – I have always appreciated the staff at Hercules SLR. When I was faculty at NSCC, they consistently treated myself and any student that I sent their way with the utmost respect and care. The program work terms that the students completed were extremely beneficial to them and also ended up with employment for a number of them. We developed and maintained a positive working relationship. 

Is there anything you hope to accomplish during your career in the industry? 

Steve: I hope to take more LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association) courses to further my knowledge —It’s important to never stop learning. However, my main focus is to continue to contribute to today’s safety culture.


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Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

NEW! Train with the Best in Hamilton, Ontario

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NEW! Train with the Best in Hamilton, Ontario

Learn the skills to life safely, securely & efficiently at the Rigging Fundamentals course at Hercules SLR in Brampton, Ontario on July 15 and 16 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Join our all-day, LEEA-accredited course with lifting & rigging expert Trainer Steve Hache and learn the fundamental skills of rigging to perform work in the marine, entertainment, construction, oil or transportation industry. 

Rigging is an excellent career or skill if you’re interested in mechanics & how things work, working in a variety of different locations on different machinery and keeping others safe & secure. 

At the Hercules SLR ‘Fundamentals of Rigging’ Training Course, you’ll learn:  

  • Regulations and standards relevant in Canada & North America 
  • Risk assessment & management 
  • How to create and execute a rigging plan 
  • How to calculate load weight 
  • What is the rigging triangle
  • How to find the centre of gravity and calculate sling angles 
  • Pre-use inspection
  • How to communicate on a rigging site (I.E. radio, hand signals, etc.) 
  • Learn about and how to use rigging equipment like slings, hitches, hardware and hooks

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING COURSE?

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GET TO KNOW YOUR HERUCLES SLR TRAINER:

MEET STEVE HACHE, CD


TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SIGN-UP FOR THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING COURSE CALL OR EMAIL SHERRY BOHM, CSR: 

SBOHM@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (905) 538-3217


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

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POURQUOI LA SÉCURITÉ CHIMIQUE EST IMPORTANTE

Pourquoi la sécurité chimique est-elle importante ? Des produits chimiques dangereux ou toxiques sont utilisés quotidiennement dans de nombreux environnements industriels.

Bien que le monde qui nous entoure soit composé de produits chimiques, certains peuvent être plus nocifs que d’autres, ce qui n’est qu’une des raisons pour lesquelles la sécurité chimique est importante.

Lisez ce qui suit pour savoir comment les produits chimiques toxiques peuvent pénétrer dans l’organisme, comment identifier les dangers, quelques conseils pour utiliser les produits chimiques en toute sécurité sur le lieu de travail et les termes que vous devez connaître.

POURQUOI LA SÉCURITÉ CHIMIQUE EST IMPORTANTE | 4 TYPES D’EXPOSITION

Les produits chimiques peuvent pénétrer dans l’organisme de quatre manières différentes. Ce sont :

  1. Inhalation : Les produits chimiques qui se présentent sous forme de gaz, de vapeur ou de particules sont facilement inhalés. Ces produits chimiques peuvent être absorbés dans les voies respiratoires et peuvent se diriger vers le sang et les organes. C’est souvent la façon la plus courante dont le corps absorbe les produits chimiques nocifs.
  2. Absorption par la peau/les yeux : Le contact chimique avec la peau peut entraîner une légère dermatite ou une éruption cutanée. Cependant, les produits chimiques peuvent également être absorbés dans le sang de cette manière. Les yeux sont également sensibles à la plupart des produits chimiques, c’est pourquoi il faut porter des lunettes de sécurité lors de travaux avec des produits chimiques. Un autre scénario courant qui provoque un contact oculaire avec des produits chimiques (surtout si vous ne portez pas les lunettes de sécurité appropriées) est l’essuyage ou le frottement des yeux pendant l’exposition aux produits chimiques.
  3. Ingestion : Comme dans le cas de l’inhalation ou de l’absorption par la peau ou les yeux, l’ingestion peut entraîner le déplacement des produits chimiques toxiques vers les organes. Lorsque vous effectuez des travaux dans des zones où l’ingestion est probable, comme les espaces confinés, il est important d’avoir un plan d’entrée et de sortie et l’EPI approprié pour le travail.
  4. Injection : Cela ne signifie pas nécessairement que vous devez injecter directement des produits chimiques dans votre sang, mais si vous avez une coupure ou une autre déchirure dans la peau, les produits chimiques peuvent être absorbés de cette façon.

Les produits chimiques voyagent souvent vers le système respiratoire, mais comment ? Le système respiratoire se compose de deux parties principales. Ce sont les voies respiratoires supérieures et inférieures. Le système respiratoire supérieur comprend le nez, la bouche, le pharynx et le larynx. Le système respiratoire inférieur se compose des cordes vocales de la trachée, à l’extrémité de l’arbre bronchique.

Il est important de noter qu’il existe différents facteurs qui affectent le degré de danger causé par le produit chimique. Ces facteurs sont les suivants

  • Comment il entre dans le corps
  • Quelle quantité pénètre dans le corps
  • Quelle est la toxicité de la substance chimique
  • Quand/comment il est retiré
  • Variation biologique

POURQUOI LA SÉCURITÉ CHIMIQUE EST IMPORTANTE | IDENTIFIER LES DANGERS

Il est évident que l’exposition aux produits chimiques sur le lieu de travail est inévitable, mais les risques et les dangers peuvent être gérés.

Une évaluation des risques doit être effectuée pour les produits chimiques, tout comme pour les autres dangers sur le lieu de travail.
Pour identifier les risques chimiques sur le lieu de travail :

  • Identifier : Déterminez les produits chimiques présents sur votre lieu de travail et les ris
  • ques pour la sécurité qui les accompagnent. Par exemple, si du chlore est utilisé pour nettoyer, sachez qu’une exposition à long terme au chlore peut provoquer des nausées et une gêne oculaire, et mettez en place des stations de lavage oculaire pour que les employés puissent se rincer les yeux en cas de contact.
  • Évaluez : Examinez non seulement les produits chimiques dangereux présents sur le lieu de travail, mais aussi les processus qui les accompagnent.
  • Contrôler : Une fois les dangers identifiés, mettez en place des mesures de contrôle pour réduire la probabilité d’un accident.

POURQUOI LA SÉCURITÉ CHIMIQUE EST IMPORTANTE | TERMES À CONNAÎTRE 

TOXICITÉ AIGUË (VOIR TOXICITÉ CI-DESSOUS) : Désigne l’exposition à des produits chimiques que l’homme n’a pas souvent à sa disposition ou avec lesquels il est en contact à la suite d’un accident. Par exemple, une fuite dans une usine pourrait provoquer une toxicité aiguë chez les habitants. Parfois, les effets sont immédiatement ressentis, et dans d’autres cas, les effets peuvent être retardés.

VARIATION BIOLOGIQUE : Caractéristiques qui peuvent être uniques à l’individu, comme le poids, la taille ou le sexe.

PARTICULES : Solides ou liquides qui sont dispersés sous forme de gaz. Les particules peuvent inclure la poussière, le brouillard, les fumées ou d’autres particules qui se trouvent dans l’espace.

TOXICITÉ : Mesure de la toxicité d’un produit chimique. Par exemple, un produit chimique moins toxique devra être beaucoup plus nocif qu’un produit chimique très toxique.

SYSTÈME D’INFORMATION SUR LES MATIÈRES DANGEREUSES UTILISÉES AU TRAVAIL (WHMIS) : Il s’agit de la norme nationale canadienne en matière de communication des dangers sur le lieu de travail. Les éléments du SIMDUT comprennent la classification des dangers, l’étiquetage de mise en garde, la disponibilité de fiches de données de sécurité et des programmes éducatifs pour les employés.

 

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Hercules SLR fait partie du groupe d’entreprises Hercules, avec des sites et des entreprises uniques d’un océan à l’autre. Nous fournissons des services d’arrimage, de levage et de gréement pour des secteurs au Canada et à l’étranger. Hercules SLR est au service des secteurs de l’énergie, du pétrole et du gaz, de la fabrication, de la construction, de l’aérospatiale, des infrastructures, des services publics, de l’exploitation minière et de la marine.

Le groupe de sociétés Hercules est composé de : Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial et Wire Rope Atlantic.

Nous avons la capacité de fournir toute solution de levage dont votre entreprise ou votre projet aura besoin. Appelez-nous dès aujourd’hui pour plus d’informations. 1-877-461-4876 ou envoyez un courriel à info@herculesslr.com 

Nous sommes en mesure de fournir toute solution de levage dont votre entreprise ou votre projet aura besoin. Appelez-nous dès aujourd’hui pour plus d’informations. 1-877-461-4876 ou envoyez un courriel à info@herculesslr.com.

Pourquoi Porter des Lunettes de Sécurité ? | Mardi de la Formation

Pourquoi porter des lunettes de sécurité ?

Pourquoi porter des lunettes de sécurité ? Heureusement, c’est le mardi de la formation au Hercules SLR, où nous vous apportons chaque semaine des conseils de formation pour le gréement, l’arrimage, le levage, la sécurité et bien plus encore.

Cette semaine, l’accent est mis sur la sécurité des yeux et sur les raisons pour lesquelles vous devriez porter des lunettes de sécurité, même si cela semble trivial.

Tout d’abord, pourquoi porter des lunettes de sécurité ? Eh bien, malgré tout ce que nous savons sur l’importance de la sécurité oculaire et la disponibilité des lunettes, environ 700 blessures oculaires surviennent chaque jour chez les travailleurs canadiens, et chaque année, environ 720 000 blessures oculaires se produisent au travail et à la maison – selon les services de sécurité et de prévention sur le lieu de travail, près de 90 % de ces blessures sont évitables. Une personne sur quatre qui se blesse aux yeux doit s’absenter de l’école ou du travail.

Alors, pourquoi les travailleurs ne portent-ils pas de lunettes de sécurité ? Il y a plusieurs raisons à cela. Pour 5 travailleurs blessés, 3 ne portaient pas de protection oculaire.

Les excuses les plus courantes pour ne pas porter de protection oculaire sont les suivantes

  • Ne se sentent pas à l’aise avec leurs lunettes de vue
  • Ils ne sont pas bien ajustés, glissent, sont serrés, etc.
  • Pensent que la règle ne s’applique pas vraiment à eux ou qu’elle est inutile

Oui, ces problèmes peuvent rendre les EPI inconfortables, mais il est facile d’y remédier pour vous apporter confort et sécurité. Il existe des lunettes de sécurité ou des couvre-lentilles peu coûteux et résistants aux rayures. Oui, il est important de porter une paire de lunettes confortables, et les lunettes de sécurité sont disponibles dans une variété de styles et de tailles afin que chacun puisse trouver un style qui lui convienne. En ce qui concerne les lunettes de sécurité inutiles, s’il existe une règle qui stipule que vous devez les porter, vous devez le faire.

Même si vous ne faites que ce qui semble être un « travail rapide », les accidents et les blessures se produisent aussi rapidement.

Alors, pourquoi porter des lunettes de sécurité ? 

Eh bien, les lunettes de sécurité sont une défense contre les dangers au travail qui pourraient vous blesser les yeux (ou d’autres parties du corps, d’ailleurs).

Parmi ces risques, on peut citer

  • Poussière, saleté et autres débris
  • Les produits chimiques, comme les irritants et les corrosifs
  • Rayonnement UV provenant de travaux électriques ou de soudage
  • Particules volantes provenant de la coupe, du forage, du creusage, etc.
  • Branches d’arbres ou autres obstacles rencontrés lors de travaux en hauteur ou en milieu naturel

Les lunettes de sécurité sont un grand pas en avant pour réduire ces risques et éliminer les blessures oculaires. En plus des lunettes de sécurité, les employeurs et les travailleurs doivent prendre ces mesures supplémentaires pour réduire ou éliminer les dangers et prévenir les blessures, afin de réduire les risques liés aux yeux en général :

  • Utilisez des écrans de protection/écrans latéraux avec vos lunettes de sécurité si nécessaire pour empêcher les particules de tomber dans les yeux.
  • Essayez d’enfermer les sources d’irritants (gaz, fumées, poussières, etc.)
  • Isolez les dangers chaque fois que possible (EX. Tenez les équipements, comme les scies à table, à l’écart des zones à forte circulation ou des travailleurs qui ne les utilisent pas).
  • Gardez les zones de travail bien éclairées pour réduire l’éblouissement dû aux inflammations et aux autres sources de lumiè

Types de Lunettes de Sécurité

De bonnes lunettes de protection doivent être légères, confortables, permettre un champ de vision dégagé, bloquer les radiations si/quand cela est possible, être adaptables aux conditions de travail, avoir une bonne ventilation et être résistantes aux rayures.

La certification ou la marque du fabricant doit être disponible sur tous les verres de sécurité, les montures, les écrans latéraux et toute autre partie des lunettes. Les montures doivent être conçues de manière à empêcher les verres de se détacher de la monture et d’entrer dans les yeux, avoir une plus grande résistance que les lunettes optiques typiques et sont généralement résistantes à la chaleur.

Il existe 6 classes de protection des yeux (et du visage). Il s’agit des suivantes :

CLASSE 1 : Lunettes de sécurité

CLASSE 2 : Lunettes de sécurité

CLASSE 3 : Casques de soudage

CLASSE 4 : Soudage de boucliers à main

CLASSE 5 : Cagoules

CLASSE 6 : Écrans faciaux

Selon l’Association canadienne de normalisation (CSA), les lunettes de sécurité doivent être résistantes aux chocs. Elles décrivent trois types de matériaux de lentilles différents et communs, mais tous ne doivent pas être utilisés.

Les trois types de matériaux de lentilles différents et communs sont

POLYCARBONATE

  • Le plus fort pour la résistance à l’impact
  • Peut avoir un revêtement résistant aux rayures et une protection contre les UV

PLASTIQUE (CR39)

  • Léger (pèse environ la moitié de ce que fait le verre)
  • Résistant aux solvants et aux piqûres

VERRE

  • Matériau très dense
  • Perdent leur résistance aux chocs lorsqu’ils sont rayés et sont sujets aux éraflures
  • Les lentilles de verre ne répondent pas aux critères d’impact de la CSA

TRIVEX

  • Plus résistant aux chocs que le plastique CR39
  • Moins résistant aux chocs que le polycarbonate
  • A des propriétés qui aident à absorber les rayons UV

HI-VEX

  • Plus résistant aux chocs que le plastique CR39
  • Moins résistant aux chocs que le polycarbonate
  • A des propriétés qui aident à absorber les rayons UV

Alors, pourquoi porter des lunettes de sécurité ?

Des lunettes de sécurité transparentes à la main. Travailleur essayant des lunettes de protection.

 


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Le groupe de sociétés Hercules est composé de : Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial et Wire Rope Atlantic.

Nous avons la capacité de fournir toute solution de levage dont votre entreprise ou votre projet aura besoin. Appelez-nous dès aujourd’hui pour plus d’informations. 1-877-461-4876 ou envoyez un courriel à info@herculesslr.com 

 

How to Handle a Workplace Emergency

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How-to Handle a Workplace Emergency

We’ve discussed Emergency Preparedness Week earlier this week on the blog – But what about how to handle a workplace emergency? Emergency Preparedness Week is held for one week each year, and this week it’s May 5-11.

To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our best tips for emergency preparedness. 

Emergencies don’t wait until you’re home. We’ve covered general emergency preparedness, like what your emergency plan & kit should include, and that you should keep a version of both an emergency plan and kit in your workplace. 

It’s smart to be prepared for emergency situations no matter where you are. Many tips for emergency preparedness in the home apply to the workplace, but there are a few other situations and procedures unique to work that are worth being prepared for. (It’s also an essential part of any Occupational Health & Safety program). 

Emergencies you could encounter at work are:

  • Fires/Structural failures 
  • Medical emergencies
  • Attacks (Shootings, active assailants, etc.) 
  • Industrial accidents (Ex. hazardous chemical spills, burns, etc.) 

How can you prepare for emergencies in the workplace? We recommend: 

  • Conduct a workplace risk assessment
  • Hold emergency drills at least once a year 
  • Have an emergency kit in your office or workplace (Consider where the highest risk is, the amount of people and gather materials like blankets, food & water accordingly) 
  • Have a rescue procedure for falls, slips and other accidents relevant that are relevant to your workplace 
Four elements of a workplace emergency management program are:
  1. Prevention: Policies and procedures that minimize emergencies 
  2. Preparation: Hold drills and activities to make sure personnel is familiar with the procedure 
  3. Response: Action to take when emergency occurs 
  4. Recovery: Practices to resume normal business operations 
Here are six steps to plan for a workplace emergency: 
  1. Establish a planning team. The team should include representatives from different departments including senior management. 
  2. Assess the risks and how the company can respond.
  3. Develop an emergency response plan.
  4. Implement the plan—Get supplies, communicate & train others 
  5. Test the plan—Hold drills or exercises 
  6. Improve the plan continuously. Revisit the plan at least once a year.

So, what should you include in step 3? Here are some things you should include in your written workplace emergency response plan: 

  • Scope and outline potential emergencies 
  • Alarms and other methods of initiating a response 
  • Site-specific response procedures 
  • Command structure, roles & responsibilities 
  • How to shut down power & relevant machinery 
  • How to evacuate the premises
  • Communication systems and protocols 
  • Emergency contact lists 
  • Resource list 

Extra Workplace Emergency Tips  

  • Hold random emergency drills now and then—It can be worthwhile to show employees what a perceived threat is like, and how to ‘jump into action’ when you’re unprepared, and the hazard or incident is unplanned. 
  • Don’t forget about visitors—If you have customers, clients or other personnel that are likely to be in the workplace, don’t forget to include provisions for them in your plan 
  • Have accessible emergency information available—Having accessible emergency information includes posters and training videos 

We hope this gives you an idea of what to include in your workplace emergency plan. This is a loose guideline for handling workplace emergencies, as we mention at the beginning of the article it’s wise to prepare for emergencies that are relevant to your workplace—For example, if you work at heights often, an emergency plan for workers who have arrested a fall will be a necessary emergency plan to have. 


DEALING WITH A WORKPLACE EMERGENCY? CHECK OUT THESE BLOGS: 

NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

STUCK IN A TIGHT SPOT? WHAT TO KNOW IN A CONFINED SPACE


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Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

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Confined Space Hazards | Training Tuesday

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4 CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS | TRAINING TUESDAY

Welcome to Training Tuesday! This week, the focus is on confined space hazards and the top 5 hazards you should know about before you enter, exit, or just work around them.  

This article will cover

  • How to define a confined space 
  • 4 specific confined space hazards 
  • What needs to happen before you enter a confined space 

We’ve covered what a confined space is on the blog before—But what specific hazards should you be on the lookout for?

Confined spaces pose hazards by their very definition—The Canadian Occupational Safety and Health Regulations define a confined space as ‘a partially or enclosed space, that may become hazardous to an employee who enters it due to’: 

  • Its design, construction, location or atmosphere 
  • The materials or substances in it, or
  • Any other conditions relating to it. 

4 CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS

When investigating accidents that occur in confined spaces, reports show they occur because worker’s aren’t well-trained or informed on the potential hazards when they enter confined spaces.

Oxygen deficiency causes about 50% of confined space deaths, and often, no testing is done before these accidents. Over 50% of confined space deaths are from rescue attempts by other workers. 

Four specific hazards workers face in confined spaces are: 

  1. Oxygen deficiency and oxygen enrichment
  2. Fire and/or explosion
  3. Toxicity
  4. Drowning in liquids and/or entrapment in free-flowing solids. 

Why are these things so hazardous in confined spaces? Read on to find out. 

CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS | OXYGEN DEFICIENCY—AND THE OPPOSITE

Lack of oxygen is the first hazard facing workers who must enter a confined space. Before entry (and if your risk assessment calls for it) you must test the space for oxygen with an oxygen monitor. You may also need to test the air while you work in the space.

Oxygen deficiency is caused by:

  1. Gases like nitrogen that displace flammable gases   
  2. Oxygen is taken by: 
  • Combustion of flammable substances, like in-welding and other ‘hot work’ 
  • Explosions or fires (Oxygen levels can be dangerously low after a fire is out, since oxygen replaces the products of combustion) 
  • Chemical reactions like metal rust
  • People who work in the space and use available oxygen as they breathe 

Normal air has 21% oxygen by volume—These are the effects of reduced oxygen levels: 

  • 16% Oxygen: Judgement and breathing become impaired—You become quickly exhausted
  • 12% Oxygen: Worker becomes unconscious, and will die unless taken to fresh air
  • 6% Oxygen: Breathing difficulty—This level of oxygen is fatal immediately 

OXYGEN ENRICHMENT—THE OPPOSITE

Too much oxygen is just as bad as not enough oxygen. An oxygen-enriched atmosphere has more than 23% oxygen by volume. 

What’s the risk of too much oxygen? Flammable materials like clothing and hair will burn immediately. Do not use pure oxygen to ventilate a confined space—This is a fire and explosion hazard.  

CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS FIRE AND EXPLOSION

Combustible gases have an explosive range with a lower explosive limit (LEL), and an upper explosive limit (UEL). If the fuel and air mixture is below the LEL or over the UEL, ignition won’t take place—Gas is combustible between its LEL or UEL. 

What else contributes to explosions or fires?

  • Chemicals
  • Poor ventilation 
  • Static electricity 
  • Machinery 

WHAT’S HOT WORK? 

Hot work is considered work that can produce an ignition. It’s important to 

Hot work can be:

  • Welding
  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Work with non-explosion proof electrical equipment 

Before you perform hot work in a confined space, you should:

  • Purge/ventilate the area to reduce combustible concentration of airborne dust or mist to a safe level 
  • If ventilation or purging can’t reduce combustible dust, the space must be made inert—This is done by adding an inert gas to alter oxygen levels. The space must be monitored continuously to make sure the atmosphere stays inert. 
  • Wear proper respiratory personal protective equipment, and have the right gear on-hand to rescue or let nearby personnel enter (Like we mention, over 50% of confined space deaths happen to people who try to rescue others, so this is very important). 
  • Make sure the space is purged and consistently ventilated to maintain an atmosphere of less than 5% the LEL
  • Make sure the space is purged and consistently ventilated to maintain an oxygen concentration under 23% 
  • Continuously monitor atmosphere levels in the space
  • Have an entry permit that includes provisions for hot work and includes the appropriate measures to take. 

CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS | TOXICITY

There are two huge risks posed by toxic gas in confined spaces. 

  • Chemical asphyxiation 
  • Irritation to respiratory system, skin or eyes 

Especially harmful toxic gases include: 

  • Hydrogen sulphide (H2S): Hydrogen sulphide is a by-product of sewage treatment, petroleum and other industrial processes. Hydrogen sulphide is particularly dangerous as it has a noticeable smell in small concentrations, but hydrogen sulphide gas takes away your sense of smell too, which can make a worker think they’re safe or the smell has dissipated, when in reality, it still lurks. It’s important to note that hydrogen sulphide collects in low areas since it’s heavier than air. 
  • Methane (CH4): Highly explosive. Methane is a by-product of sewage that leaks from gas lines, and can be found in coal mines. Methane displaces oxygen, which can smother workers.  
  • Sulphur dioxide (SO2): Colourless with a strong smell, sulphur dioxide is poisonous in small amounts. 
  • Carbon monoxide (CO): Colourless, odourless, tasteless and fatal in very small concentrations. It comes from incomplete combustion. Being overexposed to carbon monoxide can cause ears to ring, nausea, headache and sleepiness. 

TEST CAREFULLY FOR TOXICITY BEFORE PERSONNEL ENTERS A CONFINED SPACE.

CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS | DROWNING IN LIQUIDS AND/OR ENTRAPMENT IN FREE-FLOWING SOLIDS 

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but in confined spaces where liquids or flowing solids are present (and they often are) there’s always risk of these substances drowning, suffocation, burns or other injuries.

Some of these substances include: 

  • Water (in a tank, for example) 
  • Grain (in a silo) 
  • Materials, like soil, that fall into an excavation or trench 

AVOID CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS—DO THIS BEFORE YOU ENTER: 

Before a worker enters a confined space, these steps must be followed: 

1) Identify the confined space 
2) A plan for entry and work is in place
3) Training is given to all employees who work in or near the space
4) Entrant training
5) Attendant training
6) Training in the use of Personal Protective Equipment
7) Provide the PPE
8) Air Monitoring Protocols, which include possible purging or inerting of the space and then ventilation

HERE ARE SOME MORE TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ENTER OR WORK IN A CONFINED SPACE:

worker descends into confined space

GOOD RULE TO FOLLOW: IF YOU CAN’T TEST, IF YOU CAN’T VENTILATE, IF YOU DON’T HAVE BREATHING

GOOD RULE TO FOLLOW: IF YOU CAN’T TEST, IF YOU CAN’T VENTILATE, IF YOU DON’T HAVE BREATHING APPARATUS, IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ENTRY PROCEDURE DON’T GO IN. 


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National Emergency Preparedness Week | What you Need to Know

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NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Since 1996, National Emergency Preparedness week happens each year in Canada for one week. This year, it’s being held from May 5-11. 

This is a national awareness campaign and is a collaboration between the provinces, emergency organizations and other groups across the country. It’s a great time to make sure your workplace, and your home is equipped with an emergency plan and kit to stay safe if an emergency happens. 

National Emergency Preparedness Week is meant to showcase the importance of being prepared for a range of emergencies—These three steps are recommended to prepare: 

  • Know the risks 
  • Make a plan 
  • Get an emergency kit 

NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 1) KNOW THE RISKS 

One of the most useful (yet simple) things you can do to be prepared for an emergency is to understand the region you live in. Natural disasters are a risk in Canada, and they can vary depending on which region you live in. 

There are some risks other than natural disaster that are important to prepare for—These can include technological hazards, industrial or transportation accidents or power outages. 

NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 2) MAKE A PLAN 

It’s important to have a plan in-case of an emergency. You can have an emergency plan that works for a variety of different circumstances. 

They plans might be different depending on your family, location and other factors. It doesn’t take long to create an emergency preparedness kit either—20 minutes is all it takes to ensure you, your workplace and family is safe in case of an emergency situation. 

Some important things to keep in mind when creating your emergency plan are: 

  • Be familiar/Have copies of your provincial emergency response plan. 
  • Plan how your family/workforce will communicate with each other if an emergency happens and you’re not together 
  • Plan for specific risks like earthquakes, power outages and severe storms 
  • Keep people from your neighbourhood in mind that may need extra help during an emergency, for example, an elderly neighbour, and assign ‘block buddies’ for those who require one. 

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NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 3) GET AN EMERGENCY KIT 

Emergency kits can be bought from places like Red Cross First Aid, the Salvation Army, or you can create you own. 

We recommend looking at your emergency kit each year and be sure to replace the food inside. 

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Here are some additional items you might want to keep in your emergency kit (beyond the basic items found on the checklist above). 

In your car:

  • Blanket 
  • Candle & matches 
  • Spare clothes and shoes 
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter 
  • Flashlight (crank or battery-powered)—Replace batteries once a year 
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Contact information
  • Radio—Replace batteries once a year 
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Warning light or road flares 
  • Water 
  • Whistle
  • Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Road maps
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Tow rope and jumper cables 

FAST FACTS:

  • Around 5,000 earthquakes happen in Canada each year.
  • The Saguenay flood of 1996 was Canada’s first billion-dollar disaster and caused mud, rocks, water and trees to become dislodged and 12,000 people had to evacuate their homes.
  • Only 40% of Canadians have an emergency kit prepared, yet 85% of Canadians say it’s important to have one. 
  • Hailstones range in size—They can be the size of peas or baseballs.
  • Hurricanes can cause more widespread damage than tornadoes—Their damage can hit over 1,000 kilometres.
  • In storms, power lines, ice or branches can fall even hours after the storm has ended. 
  • One of the worst storms in Canadian history was an ice storm on the East Coast in 1998—Power outages lasted up to 4 weeks, and restoration efforts cost nearly $3billion. 
  • In 2007, 410 severe weather events plagued the prairie provinces—This is almost double their nearly average of 221 severe weather events.
  • The cost of natural disasters worldwide has increased by $7billion over the past decade. 
  • The biggest landslide in Canadian history saw a 40-metre deep scar that covered 80 city blocks in 1894 at Saint-Alban, Quebec. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INSTRUCTIONS 

We’ve given you a lot of tips about what you should include in your emergency preparedness kit. Here are more steps you can take for an emergency plan: 

In an emergency

  • Follow your emergency plan
  • Get your emergency kit 
  • Make sure you’re safe before assisting others 
  • Listen to the radio or television for information from authorities—Local officials might advise you to stay where you are. Follow their instructions! 
  • Stay where you are until it’s safe to evacuate. 

Evacuation orders

  • NOTE: Authorities won’t ask you to leave home unless they have a reason to believe you’re in danger 
  • If ordered to evacuate, take your emergency kit, wallet, personal identification for each family member and copies of essential family documents with you. Bring a celluar phone and spare battery or charger with you, if you have one. Use travel routes specified by local authorities. 
  • If you have time, call or e-mail your out-of-town contact (Here’s a printable list you can use to write down contact information) 
  • If there’s time, leave a note that tells others when you left and what you’ve shut off. If officials give the direction, shut off water and electricity. 
  • If you have a natural gas service, leave it on unless officials tell you to turn it off. If you do turn off the gas, the gas company will have to reconnect it—Note that in a major emergency, it could take weeks for a professional to respond in a major emergency. 
  • If you have them, take pets with you. Lock your home and follow instructions from authorities. 
  • If you go to an evacuation centre, register personal information at the registration desk—Leave only when authorities advise it’s safe. 

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April 28, Day of Mourning: Fight for the Living, Mourn for the Dead

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APRIL 28, DAY OF MOURNING | ABOUT

Every year in Canada, April 28 is the Day of Mourning. This is to commemorate workers who have lost their life, been injured or made ill at work.

The Day of Mourning has grown to include more than 120 countries around the world. In many of these places, it’s known as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, or Worker’s Memorial Day. 

The purpose of this day is to not only remember and honour those lost to workplace accidents, but to inform and educate workers about workplace accidents and talk about how we can prevent these tragedies. 

APRIL 28, DAY OF MOURNING | FAST FACTS ON WORKPLACE INJURY

  • In 1984, the Canadian Labour congress created the National Day of Mourning in Canada 
  • In 1991, the Parliament of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act to recognize April 28 as an official date of mourning 
  • Young worker’s aged 18-24 are most likely to be injured on the job. 
  • In 2017, 951 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada—46 more than 2016. 23 of these deaths were workers aged 15-24. 
  • 251,508 accepted claims from workplace injury (An increase of 10,000 accepted claims from 2016) for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease. 
  • Canadian flags on Parliament fly at half-mast 
  • To show respect for others who have lost their life, people wear yellow ribbons, black, light candles and/or observe a moment of silence at 11am. 

APRIL 28, DAY OF MOURNING | WHAT YOU CAN DO

On the Day of Mourning, there are a few things you can do at your workplace to commemorate the day, pay respects and commit to safety. Here are a few ideas: 

  • Have a health & safety meeting covering safety-related topics like PPE 
  • Have your team share stories about different safety-related situations or issues they’ve dealt with
  • Brainstorm ideas to make your workplace safer with your team

We remember those who died, were injured or made ill from their work. We commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies. 


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Fall Protection Safety: What’s your IQ?

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Think you know how to stay safe at heights? Maybe you’ve read our fall protection glossary and think you’re an expert? Now’s your time to prove it—Take our fall protection safety quiz and find out if you have a high IQ, or if you have a little more training to do. 

Think you have what it takes? Find out below! 

FALL PROTECTION SAFETY | TAKE THE QUIZ

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How many injuries occur each year in Canada due to dropped objects?

Correct! Wrong!

Over 27,000 injuries occur due to falling objects each year in Canada—These are just the reported incidents.

True or false? You only need fall protection equipment if you're working at exceptional heights, like on a bridge or skyscraper.

Correct! Wrong!

Fall protection equipment, particularly fall protection for tools is required for work at heights of 3-metres or more.

The term 'arresting force' means:

Correct! Wrong!

Arresting force means the force transferred to the body when a fall is arrested—this is also known as fall arrest force. You can reduce arresting force by using energy absorbers if your lanyard could injure you.

Safety harnesses should always be tried on before purchasing

Correct! Wrong!

You should always try on your safety harness before you purchase. It should fit well, be comfortable and meet provincial regulations.

A safety harness is still safe to use if the webbing is torn a little bit, as long as it's not around the D-ring.

Correct! Wrong!

Webbing varies from harness to harness, however, make sure to choose a harness with sturdily-constructed webbing—If the harness has any burns, tears, holes or frayed webbing. The material should slide through hardware without catching/snagging. If it does, take your harness out of service. Safety harnesses are meant to be used in

How should padding on your safety harness fit?

Correct! Wrong!

Like you probably learned from earlier questions, comfort is important when it comes to fall protection equipment. Padding on a safety harness should be easy to handle, pliable and easily adjustable. Padding must also be able to withstand harsh weather and corrosive conditions, so it's important to select padding that's both breathable and durable.

ALL safety harnesses should come with instructions for best-use.

Correct! Wrong!

Thought it might sound common-sense, all safety harnesses should include tips for applications, instructions and guidelines for using accessories and hardware. Be sure it meets CSA guidelines for your intended application.

How many CSA classifications are there for full-body harnesses?

Correct! Wrong!

There are 5 CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standards for full-body harnesses. These are: Class A, Class AD Suspension and Controlled Descent, Class AE Limited Access, Class AL Ladder Climbing and Class AP Work Positioning.

Items only usually fall from heights when they're unsecured.

Correct! Wrong!

Tools and other items are dropped from heights for a number of reasons—While inadequately-stored or secured tools are the third leading cause of dropped tools from heights, inadequate risk assessment and human factors (poor behaviour, complacency) are the top 2 causes.

Nobody actually dies from falling at work

Correct! Wrong!

VERY false—Over 14,000 Canadian workers are injured each year from falls, and over 40 each year are killed from falls at heights.

What's your Fall Protection Safety IQ?
50%—You've got some work to do!
You're halfway there, but you've got some work to do—Hopefully you're not planning to work at heights anytime soon!
0-10%—Yikes, please don't work at heights anytime soon.
You're not quite there—At all. If you work at heights, we recommend taking some fall protection training to learn more.
20-40%—Close, but no cigar.
You know a small bit, but your fall protection I.Q. isn't what it should be yet—Especially if you're working with or around people at heights.
60-70%—Hey, that's pretty good!
Your fall protection I.Q. is high, but it could be better. Have you ever considered taking some more training? To brush up your fall protection knowledge, check out our fall protection blogs for more info.
80-90%—You're almost a fall protection genius.
You're pretty much there. A little brushing up on your fall protection knowledge and you'll be a fall protection genius in no-time.
100%—You're fall protection I.Q. is off the charts!
You're a fall protection genius—You answered them all correctly. Where do we sign up to take your training course?

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FALL PROTECTION SAFETY

Fall protection is not a waste of time—It’s often seen as a burden, but safety equipment exists to help workers, not hurt them. The right fall protection PPE lets you go home safely each day.

You have the right to stay alive at work—Which is worth it, if you ask us.  

To learn more about fall protection and what you need to stay safe, book a free fall protection demo with your local Hercules SLR branch. They’ll show you how harnesses, SRL’s and tool fall prevention equipment works, how it feels and what is best for you. 

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