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Upcoming Regulatory Changes on Machine Safety

Upcoming Regulatory Changes on Machine Safety

The Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (RSST) sets out the minimum requirements for ensuring the health and safety of workers. More specifically, Division XXI of the Regulation concerns the safety of machines used in establishments in Québec. The primary objective of the amendments that will be made is to protect the health and safety of workers using these machines.
Everyone, from machine manufacturers and those who supply them to operators and those who offer services related to machine safety, is affected by the regulatory changes.

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The Consulting Profession

The Consulting Profession

A job should not be a simple routine to follow day after day; it should be a tool for self-actualization. In this respect, it should allow you, e.g., to learn, develop and explore new settings, all of which contribute to your growth. Because it incorporates all these elements, the consulting profession is a dream job for those who wish to take on new challenges and who seek more than just job satisfaction.

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The Importance of a Diversified Offer

The Importance of a Diversified Offer

You may have noticed that Intervention Prévention has recently adopted a marketing strategy based on diversification. Indeed, over the past few years, we have been on the lookout for new product and service opportunities that the company could offer, and we have adjusted to them.

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Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust

The presence of combustible dust in a work environment is synonymous with a potential explosive atmosphere. NFPA 70 or the National Electrical Code classifies explosive work environments according to the type of hazard present:

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Site Acceptance Test

Site Acceptance Test

Once installed at the buyer’s site, the machine finds itself in a different context from that of design or manufacture. It will be confronted with constraints that were not necessarily present in the factory. That being said, the validation done during the Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), even if very well done, must still be verified at the buyer’s site in the final operating environment of the machine. Furthermore, during transportation and implementation, functionalities can be affected, and the level of safety foreseen in the design or after manufacturing must still be challenged to ensure that it has not been compromised.

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PSSR

PSSR

The Pre-Start Safety Report (PSSR) is the last step in the process of examining the safety of a machine before it is finally put into operation. Although it must be preceded by a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and a Site Acceptance Test (SAT), it is essential that the importance of this last step is understood, and that the necessary resources and time are devoted to it.

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Factory Acceptance Test

Factory Acceptance Test

The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is a validation step to ensure that a machine meets the requirements before it is delivered to its buyer. In terms of occupational health and safety, this type of test presents a great opportunity to identify health and safety related deficiencies and non-conformities, and therefore, reduce the risk of accidents once in pre-production or production. It helps reduce additional expenses that might be incurred to secure a machine that is not completely safe. Knowing that intrinsic safety is much more effective and less costly than any other measure added after installation, it is obvious that FATs represent many advantages for a machine buyer.

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A safe purchase of machines is possible with Intervention Prévention!

A safe purchase of machines is possible with Intervention Prévention!

According to the CNESST, occupational injuries attributable to machines represent approximately 4.5% of injuries in Québec. Despite the observed decrease in the number of injuries since the implementation of the machine safety action plan in 2005, an upward trend has resurfaced since 2016. Moreover, the draft regulation amending the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (S-2.1, r. 13) with respect to the safety of machines is intended, among other things, to establish the essential safety requirements related to design and manufacture. The objective is to intervene as early as possible in the design and manufacturing process to ensure a high level of intrinsic safety and to eliminate as much risk as possible before the machine is installed, and workers are exposed to hazards related to its use.

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Understanding Cybersecurity to Be Better Protected

Understanding Cybersecurity to Be Better Protected

Security is important in all fields and the internet is no exception. Computers have become a huge part of our personal and professional lives and knowing about cybersecurity is becoming essential. A lot of valuable information is on the internet. This may include sensitive information such as your banking information, your SIN, and other details that should be kept private. Before suggesting solutions to better protect yourself, let us look at some of the ways cybercriminals can steal your information.

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Advantages of an OHS Consulting Firm

Advantages of an OHS Consulting Firm

In Quebec, any hazardous product handled, used or stored in the workplace is subject to regulations, including the sections of the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (ROHS) in section X – Storage and handling of hazardous materials with the various security measures in addition to the pan-Canadian WHMIS 2015 system.

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ISO 13849-1:2023 changes course, all directions towards design methodology

ISO 13849-1:2023 changes course, all directions towards design methodology

The International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) sets standards in all areas of industry. ISO 13849-1 Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems – Part 1: General principles for design, is the benchmark for control system design. In 2023, ISO published a new version of the standard. Our team is always at the forefront of the latest advances in machine and workplace safety.

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CSA Z462-2021 Standard

CSA Z462-2021 Standard

This blog is a continuation of the one published in 2020 on the probable changes of the CSA Z462 standard in 2021, related to the changes of the American standard NFPA 70E 2021. Following the release of the new version of the CSA Z462-21 standard, the first important point is that the revision of the CSA Z462 standard does not consider the changes of the NFPA 70E 2021 standard.

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Industrial safety: An important element of sustainable development

Industrial safety: An important element of sustainable development

No Workplace is immune from biological hazards. Employees in different types of work may be intentionally or accidentally exposed to biological agents (Haagsma et al. 2012). These include parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungi and protein. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors (J. F. Shroder and Ramesh Sivanpillai, 2015), so it is important for workers to be prepared for.

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Likely Changes Coming to CSA Z462:21 Based on NFPA 70E

Likely Changes Coming to CSA Z462:21 Based on NFPA 70E

The 2021 version of standard CSA Z462 will be released in the coming months. Since it makes changes based on the American standard NFPA 70E, we analyzed the latter, which just released its new revision, to predict probable changes to appear in the CSA Z462 standard in 2021. Standard NFPA 70E contains minor changes from its previous version. In 2021, the committee’s goal is to refine the articles and link them with current safety rules, i.e. risk reduction at the source.

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Intervention Prévention Inc.

Intervention Prévention concentrates its operations in the field of work safety, offering specialized services following Standards CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety, CSA Z460 – Control of Hazardous Energy: Lock-out and Other Methods, and CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery.

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