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A User's Guide to Conveyor Belt Safety

A User's Guide to Conveyor Belt Safety

This guide suggests possible preventative measures so that work on or near conveyors can be performed safely. Developed by IRSST/CSST in collaboration with stakeholders.

1900 KB PDF
Abrasive (Grinding) Wheels

Abrasive (Grinding) Wheels

This guideline helps you understand the hazards associated with abrasive grinding wheels and how to control them.
420 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Battery Safety (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Battery Safety (English)

Lead-acid storage batteries are chemical machines that produce power on demand. Learn how to use and store batteries in a safe manner.

652 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Battery Safety (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Battery Safety (Spanish)

Lead-acid storage batteries are chemical machines that produce power on demand. Learn how to use and store batteries in a safe manner.

661 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Caught in or Caught-Between Objects (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Caught in or Caught-Between Objects (English)

To understand why accidents involving being caught-in or between objects occur and how to prevent them.

205 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Caught in or Caught-Between Objects (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Caught in or Caught-Between Objects (Spanish)

To understand why accidents involving being caught-in or between objects occur and how to prevent them.

629 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Chain Saws (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Chain Saws (English)

To know what safety precautions to take when working with a chain saw and to practice proper maintenance of the chain saw.

376 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Chain Saws (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Chain Saws (Spanish)

To know what safety precautions to take when working with a chain saw and to practice proper maintenance of the chain saw.

801 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Chock & Block (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Chock & Block (English)

To be able to secure a vehicle or piece of equipment using the proper chock and block method.

429 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Chock & Block (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Chock & Block (Spanish)

To be able to secure a vehicle or piece of equipment using the proper chock and block method.

820 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Cold Weather Exposure (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Cold Weather Exposure (English)

To recognize the symptoms and results of overexposure to the cold and the precautions for preventing overexposure.

216 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Cold Weather Exposure (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Cold Weather Exposure (Spanish)

To recognize the symptoms and results of overexposure to the cold and the precautions for preventing overexposure.

643 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Electrical Shock (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Electrical Shock (English)

High voltage, current, grounding and resistance are basic electrical terms. Electricity and proper grounding work together for safety.

205 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Electrical Shock (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Electrical Shock (Spanish)

High voltage, current, grounding and resistance are basic electrical terms. Electricity and proper grounding work together for safety.

603 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Farm Pond Safety (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Farm Pond Safety (English)

A farm pond is used to control soil erosion and flooding and to provide water for recreational purposes, livestock, irrigation, fire protection, and fish production.

318 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Farm Pond Safety (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Farm Pond Safety (Spanish)

A farm pond is used to control soil erosion and flooding and to provide water for recreational purposes, livestock, irrigation, fire protection, and fish production.

662 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - First on the Scene (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - First on the Scene (English)

Unlike automobile accidents farm rescues are more difficult due to the ruggedness of the farm equipment and poor accessibility to the scene.

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Agricultural Safety Topic - First on the Scene (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - First on the Scene (Spanish)

Unlike automobile accidents farm rescues are more difficult due to the ruggedness of the farm equipment and poor accessibility to the scene.

608 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Flammable Liquids (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Flammable Liquids (English)

Flammables should be stored in a self-closing safety can. Storing flammables in open containers can cause the liquid to vaporize and create an ignitable mixture.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Flammable Liquids (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Flammable Liquids (Spanish)

Flammables should be stored in a self-closing safety can. Storing flammables in open containers can cause the liquid to vaporize and create an ignitable mixture.

604 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Held Tools (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Held Tools (English)

To be able to use hand held tools in a safe manner.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Held Tools (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Held Tools (Spanish)

To be able to use hand held tools in a safe manner.

602 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Pallet Trucks (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Pallet Trucks (English)

Moving materials with a hand pallet truck may seem easy, but safe handling requires skill.

202 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Pallet Trucks (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hand Pallet Trucks (Spanish)

Moving materials with a hand pallet truck may seem easy, but safe handling requires skill.

600 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars (English)

Cutterbar-equiped harvesting equipment includes sickle cutterbars, rotary disk cutterbars and field combines. The operator should be familiar with the mechanisms and the safety precautions to follow when using harvesting equipment.

202 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars (Spanish)

Cutterbar-equiped harvesting equipment includes sickle cutterbars, rotary disk cutterbars and field combines. The operator should be familiar with the mechanisms and the safety precautions to follow when using harvesting equipment.

601 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Heat Stress (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Heat Stress (English)

To be able to identify symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and recognize emergency procedures for both.

280 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Heat Stress (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Heat Stress (Spanish)

To be able to identify symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and recognize emergency procedures for both.

668 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hydraulic Systems (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hydraulic Systems (English)

To know the hazards that could occur from working with hydraulic equipment and how to prevent them.

203 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Hydraulic Systems (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Hydraulic Systems (Spanish)

To know the hazards that could occur from working with hydraulic equipment and how to prevent them.

601 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Intro to Agricultural Safety (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Intro to Agricultural Safety (English)

To know that safety training is important and that it can reduce accidents.

206 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Intro to Agricultural Safety (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Intro to Agricultural Safety (Spanish)

To know that safety training is important and that it can reduce accidents.

604 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Jacks (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Jacks (English)

To know how to correctly use jacks for equipment repairs.

203 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Jacks (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Jacks (Spanish)

To know how to correctly use jacks for equipment repairs.

628 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Loading Docks & Warehouses (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Loading Docks & Warehouses (English)

To be able to recognize loading dock and warehouse hazards.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Loading Docks & Warehouses (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Loading Docks & Warehouses (Spanish)

To be able to recognize loading dock and warehouse hazards.

601 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Lockout Tagout (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Lockout Tagout (English)

To be able to properly lockout and tagout equipment.

246 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Lockout Tagout (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Lockout Tagout (Spanish)

To be able to properly lockout and tagout equipment.

672 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Material Handling Devices (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Material Handling Devices (English)

To be able to use tools and equipment effectively and safely to move farm materials.

502 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Material Handling Devices (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Material Handling Devices (Spanish)

To be able to use tools and equipment effectively and safely to move farm materials.

928 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention (English)

To help identify potential MSD hazards in the workplace that can lead to injuries, including sprains and strains.

202 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention (Spanish)

To help identify potential MSD hazards in the workplace that can lead to injuries, including sprains and strains.

627 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - No Riders on Farm Lawn Equipment (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - No Riders on Farm Lawn Equipment (English)

To know the dangers associated with riders on farm equipment and mowers.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - No Riders on Farm Lawn Equipment (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - No Riders on Farm Lawn Equipment (Spanish)

To know the dangers associated with riders on farm equipment and mowers.

604 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Orchard Ladder Safety (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Orchard Ladder Safety (English)

To be able properly use orchard ladders.

218 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Orchard Ladder Safety (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Orchard Ladder Safety (Spanish)

To be able properly use orchard ladders.

616 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Overhead Electrical Hazards (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Overhead Electrical Hazards (English)

To be able to prevent contact with overhead power supply lines.

205 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Overhead Electrical Hazards (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Overhead Electrical Hazards (Spanish)

To be able to prevent contact with overhead power supply lines.

602 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Personal Eye Protection (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Personal Eye Protection (English)

To learn the proper use and care of eye protection.

486 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Personal Eye Protection (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Personal Eye Protection (Spanish)

To learn the proper use and care of eye protection.

875 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Portable Fire Extinguishers (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Portable Fire Extinguishers (English)

To know how to identify the types of fire extinguishers and be able to properly use them.

207 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Portable Fire Extinguishers (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Portable Fire Extinguishers (Spanish)

To know how to identify the types of fire extinguishers and be able to properly use them.

633 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Lawn Mowers (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Lawn Mowers (English)

To be able to operate power lawn mowers according to safety guidelines.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Lawn Mowers (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Lawn Mowers (Spanish)

To be able to operate power lawn mowers according to safety guidelines.

630 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Take Off (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Take Off (English)

To become aware of the dangers of the Power Take Off (PTO) systems, and to learn to use the system safely.

639 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Take Off (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Power Take Off (Spanish)

To become aware of the dangers of the Power Take Off (PTO) systems, and to learn to use the system safely.

644 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Falls (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Falls (English)

To be able to recognize hazards and be able to prevent falls.

205 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Falls (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Falls (Spanish)

To be able to recognize hazards and be able to prevent falls.

631 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Lifting & Overexertion Injuries (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Lifting & Overexertion Injuries (English)

To be able to lift properly to avoid injuries.

641 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Lifting & Overexertion Injuries (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Lifting & Overexertion Injuries (Spanish)

To be able to lift properly to avoid injuries.

654 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Machine Hazards (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Machine Hazards (English)

To reduce hazards and prevent accidents involving machinery.

202 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Machine Hazards (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Preventing Machine Hazards (Spanish)

To reduce hazards and prevent accidents involving machinery.

602 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Proper Use of Ladders (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Proper Use of Ladders (English)

To be able to demonstrate the safe use ladders that are used primarily for construction and/or maintenance jobs.

203 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Proper Use of Ladders (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Proper Use of Ladders (Spanish)

To be able to demonstrate the safe use ladders that are used primarily for construction and/or maintenance jobs.

629 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Properly Cleaning Storing Respirators (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Properly Cleaning Storing Respirators (English)

To be able to clean and store respirators according to the presented guidelines.

441 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Properly Cleaning Storing Respirators (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Properly Cleaning Storing Respirators (Spanish)

To be able to clean and store respirators according to the presented guidelines.

867 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Against Noise (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Against Noise (English)

To know the effect of noise on hearing, and to practice proper protection against unsafe noise levels.

277 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Against Noise (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Against Noise (Spanish)

To know the effect of noise on hearing, and to practice proper protection against unsafe noise levels.

702 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Hands & Fingers (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Hands & Fingers (English)

To understand the need to protect fingers and hands, and how to prevent injuries.

206 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Hands & Fingers (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting Hands & Fingers (Spanish)

To understand the need to protect fingers and hands, and how to prevent injuries.

605 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting the Head (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting the Head (English)

To know when and what type of head protection to use.

268 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting the Head (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protecting the Head (Spanish)

To know when and what type of head protection to use.

665 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protective Gloves (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protective Gloves (English)

To be able to choose what type of gloves are needed for the job.

644 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Protective Gloves (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Protective Gloves (Spanish)

To be able to choose what type of gloves are needed for the job.

1004 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Respirator Fit (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Respirator Fit (English)

To wear the correct respirator for the job and make sure it fits properly.

606 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Respirator Fit (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Respirator Fit (Spanish)

To wear the correct respirator for the job and make sure it fits properly.

633 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Rollover Protective Structures (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Rollover Protective Structures (English)

To understand the risk of tractor overturns, and the effectiveness of the proper use of Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS).

970 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Rollover Protective Structures (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Rollover Protective Structures (Spanish)

To understand the risk of tractor overturns, and the effectiveness of the proper use of Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS).

1390 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Rotary Agricultural Mowers (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Rotary Agricultural Mowers (English)

To understand hazards associated with rotary mowers and methods for reducing those hazards.

663 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Rotary Agricultural Mowers (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Rotary Agricultural Mowers (Spanish)

To understand hazards associated with rotary mowers and methods for reducing those hazards.

679 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Skid-Steers and Loaders (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Skid-Steers and Loaders (English)

To understand and know how to prevent the dangers associated with the skid-steers and loaders.

1040 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Skid-Steers and Loaders (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Skid-Steers and Loaders (Spanish)

To understand and know how to prevent the dangers associated with the skid-steers and loaders.

1450 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Skin Irritants (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Skin Irritants (English)

To be able to describe the hazards that can occur when solvents and acids come in contact with the skin, and know how to prevent this exposure.

636 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Skin Irritants (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Skin Irritants (Spanish)

To be able to describe the hazards that can occur when solvents and acids come in contact with the skin, and know how to prevent this exposure.

661 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Starting & Stopping a Tractor (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Starting & Stopping a Tractor (English)

To be able to start and stop a tractor the proper way.

435 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Starting & Stopping a Tractor (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Starting & Stopping a Tractor (Spanish)

To be able to start and stop a tractor the proper way.

860 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Struck-by Accidents (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Struck-by Accidents (English)

To know the common hazards associated with falling objects so that accidents can be prevented.

204 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Struck-by Accidents (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Struck-by Accidents (Spanish)

To know the common hazards associated with falling objects so that accidents can be prevented.

602 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Substance Abuse Accidents (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Substance Abuse Accidents (English)

To know the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body and be aware of the on-the-job problems substance abuse can cause.

206 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Substance Abuse Accidents (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Substance Abuse Accidents (Spanish)

To know the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body and be aware of the on-the-job problems substance abuse can cause.

632 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Sun Exposure (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Sun Exposure (English)

To learn the possible outcomes of overexposure to the sun, and how to prevent overexposure.

298 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Sun Exposure (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Sun Exposure (Spanish)

To learn the possible outcomes of overexposure to the sun, and how to prevent overexposure.

696 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors Self-Propelled Farm Equipment (English)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors Self-Propelled Farm Equipment (English)

To be able to safely operate tractors and other self-propelled farm equipment.

203 KB PDF
Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors Self-Propelled Farm Equipment (Spanish)

Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors Self-Propelled Farm Equipment (Spanish)

To be able to safely operate tractors and other self-propelled farm equipment.

602 KB PDF
Agricultural Tractor Safety

Agricultural Tractor Safety

Tractors are involved in many farm accidents--accounting for about two-thirds of all fatalities.  Manufacturers have added many safety features, but these do not replace a trained operator who is aware of the potential hazards of operating a tractor safely.
381 KB PDF
Amendments to Part 2 of the Canada Labour Code

Amendments to Part 2 of the Canada Labour Code

Amendments to Part 2 of the Canada Labour Code

724 KB PDF
Arborist Industry Safe Work Practices

Arborist Industry Safe Work Practices

The Arborist Safe Work Practices (ASWP) contain arboricultural safety requirements for planting, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing woody plants, cutting brush and for using equipment in such operations, outside of the Construction or Industrial Legislated Limits of Approach to energized electrical apparatus.
2190 KB PDF
Battery Safety

Battery Safety

Lead-acid batteries can produce explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen gases when they are being charged.  This guideline helps you understand the hazards and control the risks.
242 KB PDF
Body Work and Repainting Vehicles

Body Work and Repainting Vehicles

Preparing vehicles for body work or repainting involves many hazards to the eyes, skin, hearing and breathing.
306 KB PDF
Brochure for small business in the vehicle sales and service sector: your health & safety GPS

Brochure for small business in the vehicle sales and service sector: your health & safety GPS

Time constraints, lack of resources, overabundance of regulations, economic stresses: sound familiar? This easy-to-navigate brochure lists on two pages everything you need to know and do to reach your health and safety destination, and includes a list of MOL and other resources you can trust. Specifically addresses the vehicle sales and service sector.

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