Wilkuro Joins the Regence Family: Steel Toe Cover Will Still Be Made in North America

On October 15, 2012, Regence Footwear of Quebec City, Canada (Chaussures Régence Inc.) purchased all of the existing shares of Wilkuro Safety Toes and brought its operations into their company. The Wilkuro brand will now be managed by their team…

What do Occupational Health and Safety and VoIP have in Common?

Recently, our founder Kathleen Reed, had the opportunity to be interviewed by an old friend and colleague, Suzanne Bowen, a fixture in the VoIP community, for the AstraQom podcast. AstraQom Corporation is a fast growing Canadian communications solutions provider offering…

CSA-certified overshoe: Canadian Occupational Safety

CSA-certified overshoe – Canadian Occupational Safety. Very nice write up by Canadian Occupational Safety on the recent CSA approval of the Wilkuro Safety Toes. The product is currently available for purchase in Canadian dollars at www.bottomlinesafety.ca. Very reasonable cost and…

What to know about Head Protection

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are required to provide a safe and healthful workplace and must protect workers from hazards that can cause injury or illness.

While completely eliminating the workplace hazard is preferable (and the most ideal), sometimes this is not practical. In these situations employers will require employees to use personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize the hazards that cannot be eliminated.

OSHA regards protecting workers’ heads from injury as a focal point of PPE compliance. Workplace head injuries frequently have serious or fatal consequences, most of which could have been easily prevented with precautionary measures. Safety helmets or hard hats absorb and reduce impact, as well as prevent penetration hazards. Depending on the model, many also protect from burns and electrical shock hazards as well.

Head protection must be worn in the following circumstances…

Walking and Working Surfaces: Don’t Slip up on Reducing Injuries

With the multitude of hazards present in the workplace and the numerous safety regulations that require compliance, it’s easy to miss a common (but serious) danger. Slick, uneven or slippery surfaces in your facility can produce serious accidents and in some cases, fatal falls. You can reduce workplace injuries significantly by focusing on walking and working surfaces.