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Asbestos

Are you worried that your building may have asbestos? Does the presence of asbestos materials give you cause for concern? Are you planning to carry out major renovations but fear it may contaminate the building? Is a CSST inspector requiring you to compile an inventory of products with asbestos and safe work procedures? Santinel can support you throughout part or all of the development and implementation of an asbestos management program (AMP) or inform and reassure you on any situation related to asbestos.

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Air Quality

In an office building, poor air quality and thermal discomfort can have a serious impact on employee productivity and labour relations. Extreme cases, such as a significant fungal contamination, could require a building evacuation. Do your employees have complaints or concerns related to air quality? Our experts can get involved and help you identify problems, determine causes and choose appropriate solutions while taking into account the psychological and emotional toll these situations often present.

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Industrial Hygiene Management and Organizational Development

More than 80,000 products are commonly used in the workplace. Some are harmless while others are very dangerous. Other stressors besides chemical hazards include extreme heat, noise and radiation. Assessing and managing these risks is the focus of industrial hygiene. Do your employees have concerns? Do you want to ensure that your company is in control of these risks and meets current regulations? Our specialists will respond to your needs regarding industrial hygiene management and organizational development.

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Mould and Microorganisms

Much has been written about the presence of mould in buildings that have led to evacuations. Obviously, a building is not a good place for mould to grow. That being said, there is a difference between contamination and problematic contamination. An intervention must be tailored to the extent of the contamination and potential health hazard from the mould. Santinel will carry out a rigorous assessment of your situation then determine the level of risk and advise you on realistic interventions to apply to eliminate the problem.

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Noise

Noise is the stressor that most workers are exposed to. A company with a noise over-exposure problem may have to deal with an intervention from CSST inspectors, compensation costs for employees affected by occupational deafness, not to mention that noise can impact work accidents through a masking effect and by causing stress. Are you wondering whether the noise at your company complies with current regulations? Has an employee recently registered their occupational deafness? Our specialists can work with you to sort out this issue and, ultimately, find the best possible solutions.

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Management-of-Hazardous-Materials

Establishing a WHMIS program does not guarantee your hazardous materials are managed safely! It merely informs you which of your products are dangerous and why. Are you wondering how to integrate this information in the management of your company? Santinel and its specialists will screen your dangerous products and establish the foundations for safe management of hazardous materials from storage and transportation policies to handling and usage procedures.

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Personnal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Is the health and safety of your employees an issue that is close to your heart? Do you want to minimize their occupational hazards by providing them resources and personal protective equipment? Santinel has the expertise to help you identify, analyze and control risks by selecting, when necessary, the adequate personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of your employees.

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Dust

Depending on the composition of dust, it may be relatively safe but it may also be explosive, corrosive or highly toxic. Do your processes generate dust or use hazardous materials that generate dust, even in small amounts? You need to clarify the situation. Santinel and its industrial hygiene team will carry out a risk assessment before advising you on the most appropriate means of control.

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Gases and Vapours

Gases and vapours are present throughout our environment. However, depending on their composition or the context in which they are found, even seemingly harmless materials can turn into deadly gases. Others are so toxic that they must be controlled under all circumstances. Are you confident you are in control of exposures at all times? Would you like to clarify the situation? Santinel’s industrial hygiene department will assist you through the risk assessment and search for appropriate solutions

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Radiation

The growing presence of ionizing (for exemple, radon gaz) and non-ionizing radiation (ultraviolet, infrared, lasers, microwave, electromagnetic waves, etc.) in our workplaces is concerning. Although the effects of some are well-known and subject to established standards, others are still being researched and are controversial. Do your processes require you to use or generate radiation emissions? Our industrial hygiene department will help you take action, determine risks and the best means to prevent exposure and protect your employees.

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Compressed Air

The quality of compressed air is generally not an issue with industrial use, except for very specific uses. This is different than the compressed air intended to supply breathable air to workers using a self-contained breathing apparatus. Because of the risk of a fatal accident, the air must meet specific quality criteria, subject to strict regulations. If you use breathable air in your business, it must be checked annually. Santinel will carry out your required assessments and issue a certification report.

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Heat Stress

Every summer, there are workers operating in hot environments who are bothered or become victims of heat shock, which can be fatal in some cases. Risk assessments for heat stress include measuring parameters such as the type of task being performed, clothing worn and environmental factors (humidity, dry bulb, wet bulb and radiant temperatures). If your business includes jobs performed in hot conditions, an assessment may be required. Santinel can carry out these specialized evaluations and, where necessary, advise you on heat stress control measures for jobs at risk that will not disrupt your operations.

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Lighting

Not only can inadequate lighting directly affect the quality of production but it can also be the cause of accidents. Therefore, the CSST enforces regulations on the minimum lighting standards for different activities typically found in business. As part of Santinel’s industrial hygiene services, we can perform a lighting level audit of your various posts. We will produce a comparative report with current standards and, where necessary, relevant recommendations.

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Management and Organizational Development

Do you feel that your OHS file is not progressing at the rate you expected? Are you failing to reach the right targets? Are you grappling with exemptions and problems related to the management of health and safety at your company? Stop going in circles and trust in Santinel to develop or reform your case by providing the support and practical solutions you need.

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Lockout

Do you want assurance that no power source is connected to your equipment that could trigger an accidental start? Would you like the peace of mind that comes with a lockout/tagout system for your devices that both comply with specified standards and is safe? Santinel offers a comprehensive analysis of your needs, assessment and risk control all while providing support and tailored solutions.

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Driving of lift trucks

Are you preoccupied by the use of lift trucks at your workplace or training your employees to safely operate mobile equipment? Would you like signage for your company that complies with established standards and is recognized for its safety? Santinel has the expertise to train your employees in operating lift trucks and will develop strategies tailored to your needs.

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Confined space

Are you concerned about the risks associated with work in confined spaces for your employees? Has the CSST recommended that you improve your entry and rescue procedures? Do you seek advice on limiting exposure to toxic substances? Santinel will use its expertise in confined space to give you the support and practical solutions you need.

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Operating of hoist and bridge cranes

Do some of your employees seem uncomfortable handling a lifting device? Do you wonder about the compliance of the inspections carried out on your bridge crane? Do your employees feel unfit to carry out the inspection themselves? The professionals at Santinel provide solutions and training adapted to meet the needs of operators of lifting devices and their supervisors, resulting in safe use, compliant inspection and proper supervision.

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Machine Safety

Are you worried about moving parts, accessible gears or the tasks your employees perform around machines? Do you want to make sure everything is in compliance before your next visit from the CSST inspector?
At Santinel, we know that machine safety is a priority for companies who use them. Our team of experts will help you avoid accidents and stress by reviewing and optimizing your actions and machine safety guards.

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Emergency Response

After conducting an evacuation drill with your employees, did you find that they were not well prepared for a fire or other types of emergencies? Are you looking to minimize the risk of fire in your building? Santinel can help you evaluate the procedures you have in place to optimize and ensure that they comply with applicable laws.

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WHMIS/GHS

Minimize the costs associated with the management of chemical substances by working with Santinel, a firm with experienced consultants in health and safety.

Santinel will update your information system as approximately 60,000 hazardous materials (WHMIS) are integrated within the new hazard classification criteria of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

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Working at Heights

Are your employees worried about the risks associated with working at height? Do you want to ensure that appropriate actions are undertaken before an accident occurs? Would you know how to react in the event of a fall? The team of experts at Santinel will guide you through the process to ensure safety for working at height, including training as well as prevention and recovery procedures.

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Emergency response plan

Are you looking to make sure that your employees are aware of their required actions and conduct in case of an emergency or fire? Do you want to determine if your current procedures comply with the laws that are currently in effect? Santinel can develop and implement a response protocol that is effective and in accordance with applicable regulations.

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Hot Work

Do you have employees who perform hot work that produces heat, flames or sparks from welding, grinding or flame cutting and could start a fire? Do you want to know the dangers inherent in this type of work so that it can be carried out safely? Santinel can identify the risks generated by such work and implement effective control measures.

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Aerial Lifts and Platforms

Are you concerned that your employees may not be fully aware of the dangers of working with aerial lifts and platforms? Do you want to ensure that this type of equipment is used with effective security control methods? Talk to the experts at Santinel. They can develop and implement customized training for your team.

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Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Do you find that your company’s efforts towards safer practices are inconsistent? Are the members of your organization poorly informed on the risks to their safety and how to comply with the law? Your company would benefit greatly from improving the visibility and increasing the impact of your Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Santinel will help you get there.

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Transportation of dangerous goods (TDG)

Are you looking to avoid stiff penalties and prevent serious accidents while transporting dangerous goods (TDG)?

A comprehensive Transportation of Dangerous Goods program from Santinel will help prevent the worst from happening (using things like labels for containers, documentation, etc.) while loading, unloading, packing, unpacking and storing dangerous goods.

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Back Pain Prevention

Are you concerned with the risks involved in how your employees have to carry out their work? Do you want to avoid injuries, prolonged absences and other consequences from poor load handling? Santinel offers solutions for raising awareness and training tailored to the specific needs of your organization regarding back pain prevention.

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Job safety analysis

To prevent workplace accidents and illnesses caused by the inappropriate execution of tasks, prevention is the obvious solution. You need to take stock of these tasks, develop safe ways of working and communicate these procedures to all employees concerned. Call on Santinel to help you in this process.

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Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Do you want your staff to be more aware of the risks and ways to prevent repetitive strain injuries and back pain? Do you want to make sure your employees prevent these problems by making a habit of adopting safe work practices? You can trust in Santinel to carry out their training and achieve this important goal.

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Workplace Inspection

Do you wish to ensure that your company is in compliance with current regulations on health and safety? Do you require a CSST-compliance assessment that takes into account the risks, but also the reality of your business? Santinel will help you set up a compliance inspection adapted to your needs.

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Personnal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Is the health and safety of your employees an issue that is close to your heart? Do you want to minimize their occupational hazards by providing them resources and personal protective equipment? Santinel has the expertise to help you identify, analyze and control risks by selecting, when necessary, the adequate personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of your employees.

 

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Heat Stress

Are you looking for solutions that would prevent an employee from being affected by excessive heat? Do you want to ensure that their working conditions conform to applicable OHS regulations? Santinel has all the tools to help you identify potential heat stress situations and to develop an action plan you can implement, if necessary.

 

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Right to Refuse Work

Has an employee refused to perform a task because he believes it could harm him physically? Do you want to know how to properly react and manage a refusal to work? Santinel can help you see things more clearly, analyze the reasons for refusal and find solutions to eliminate any dangers.

 

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Accident investigation and analysis

Do your employees struggle with completing the necessary report following an accident? Are you often missing proper information about what happened during an accident, therefore complicating the analysis of the situation and consequently diminishing the safety of your operational activities? Santinel will train your staff to ask the right questions to best conduct investigations and accident analysis.

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Harassment

Do you want to make sure your managers know how to identify and recognise cases of psychological harassment? It’s important to you that they possess the proper tools to address an incident if one were to occur? Call on Santinel to develop effective policies on harassment and violence at work, as well as relevant training.

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OHS Policies and Regulations

Is your company lacking an occupational health and safety policy? Do you want to establish a regulatory framework that provides safe and healthy working conditions for your employees? Santinel provides all the resources to establish a policy relevant to your business that emphasizes understanding and respect.

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OHS Communications

Is communication about occupational health and safety a concern for you? Would you like to establish and communicate action plans effectively within your business? Santinel has the expertise to help you be better equipped in dealing with occupational health and safety.

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Promoting Workplace Health

Would you like your employees to enjoy better health and establish a balance between work and family obligations? Would you like your company to have a low rate of absenteeism? Santinel can help you develop effective strategies for promoting workplace health and resources that can help you benefit from it.

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If your employees complain about joint, neck or back pain, it is likely that their working position is not adequat. Whether for the moving and handling of loads, office work or other tasks, it is important to consider the ergonomy aspect of their job and to ensure that the way they work and the equipment they use are adapted to them so that they do not develop musculoskeletal disorders or other problems over time.

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Management of occupational accidents and diseases records

The tracking of your occupational accidents and diseases records isn’t done on a regular basis? You are looking for the best solution for record keeping related to occupational disease? You would like to count on a reliable resource to represent you before the CSST and CLP? Efficient record management could help get your employees back to work faster and reduce accident related costs! Ask Santinel to help.

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Management of the Finance and CSST contributions file

As an experienced manager, you know that when it comes to security, the financial consequences are sometimes huge. Also, perhaps are you concerned about the accuracy of the amounts of the premiums paid to the CSST? Do you know if the selected pricing and limit systems are appropriate? Talk to the experts at Santinel to ensure efficient monitoring of your finances and premiums.

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Life-saving and first aid

The first minutes following an accident or medical emergency are critical to the survival of an individual. The presence of a rescuer in the workplace can help reduce the consequences and long-term effects of an injury. Entrust Santinel with the care of training your staff so that it is capable of providing a quality front-line intervention, no matter what the circumstances.

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