23 Jun

The Hazards of Biofuels and How to Protect Yourself Working With Them

As a fast-growing part of the energy sector, the biofuel industry has become an attractive place to work and invest. To protect your company in the biofuel industry, it is essential to recognize potential workplace hazards of biofuels and their production processes and take steps to protect workers from harm.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm while working with biofuels and their hazards:

11 Jun

How to Reduce Safety Hazards and Risks When Working With Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling chemical that is commonly used in the manufacturing of building materials and numerous other products. Those products include chemicals, particle board, household products, glues, permanent press fabrics, paper product coatings, fibreboard and plywood. It is also widely used as an industrial fungicide, germicide and disinfectant.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm while working with formaldehyde:

29 Mar

8 Safety Precautions for Handling Toxic Chemicals During Manufacturing

Some chemicals used on the manufacturing floor are hazardous to employees’ health and can cause illness and injury if they are not handled correctly. Before employees begin working with any chemical, they need to identify its potential hazards, become familiar with how to best protect themselves and be aware of the procedures to follow if an accident takes place.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm:

10 Mar

6 Safety Tips for Working with Nanotechnology in the Workplace

Today, new consumer products manufactured using nanotechnology are coming on the market at a fast rate. Nanoparticles are already used in paints, car parts, eyeglasses, cosmetics, tennis racquets and clothing, and their use is expected to increase in the near future.

While nanotechnology is an exciting new field, it may also pose potentially serious hazards for workers who handle nanoparticles. Keep safety and prevention in mind to protect your workers and your company.

Here are some ways your business can protect workers from harm:

06 May

3 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting the Life Sciences Supply Chain

 

While the peak of COVID-19 panic purchasing has died down, these stockpiling behaviours inevitably have created supply chain issues for numerous industries, including life sciences. As we make our way through uncharted territory, the global pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in our medical supply chain that poses a danger to public health.

30 Apr

Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their operations long term. This is especially true when you consider that many organizations—including bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, retailers and manufacturers—have had to close their doors or cease operations as a result of COVID-19. Not only has this severely impacted their ability to serve their customers, but, for some, it has also led to indefinite disruptions—disruptions that could impact their bottom line.

22 Apr

Pandemic Property Loss Prevention Checklist

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers across Canada have had to either temporarily close their business doors or transition to a telecommuting program, leaving their commercial property unoccupied. However, unoccupied properties are more susceptible to vandalism, theft, undetected structural failures and property damage.

16 Apr

Managing Liability Exposures in a Rough Economy

 

An economic downturn can be a turbulent time for businesses in every sector worldwide. Sinking revenues and economic uncertainty can exacerbate our already litigious society, and even companies that successfully weather economic downturns relatively unscathed can still face long-term uninsured risks.

20 Mar

COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A

 

Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, we’ve got some of the answers to the most pressing questions Canadian business owners are facing.

17 Mar

5 Things to Consider for Being Prepared for a Product Recall

 

Mass media coverage of product recalls brings to light important reminders for risk managers. Producers and manufacturers of all industries need to keep in mind the potential impact of a product recall event. Each reminder should serve as a lesson in what needs to be done to prepare for potential exposures. Faulty products cause thousands of deaths each year, as well as countless illnesses and injuries and numerous lawsuits.

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