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Understanding Masks

Posted by Caree McCullough on

There are now a lot of face masks out there, both medical and non-medical. For guidance on non-medical masks, please see the following link to the instructions from Ontario Public Health:https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/2020/05/factsheet-covid-19-non-medical-masks.pdf?la=en Reusable face masks made of cotton, polyester, lycra, etc. suffice the requirements for face coverings in public places (put in place by local health agencies) – they are washable and therefore very economical. However, to attain the same level of protection as a hospital setting, masks labelled "medical", "procedural", and "surgical" masks are rated in a 3 tier system as outlined below.  There are masks that look identical to...

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Not All Hand Sanitizers Are Created Equal

Posted by Caree McCullough on

At the beginning of the pandemic, anything to disinfect ones hands when soap and water were not around, was good. However, we now know that there are quite a few products out there that have an unpleasant corn-like smell, leave a greasy residue, and can irritate your skin. Reading the ingredients in a bottle of hand sanitizer before purchasing is very important.Just today, Health Canada recalled over 50 different hand sanitizers due to the ethyl accetate and methanol content. You can find the list here  Our "Hydrapure" hand sanitizer is a high-quality alcohol based gel, that is made to a...

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Covid-19 Business Update

Posted by Caree McCullough on

Covid-19 Update: We are open, but not doing in-person training until June 9th. We have scaled down our classes to only 8 people per session with social distancing and disinfecting in place. We now offer full online training for 14 of our courses, with more being uploaded every week, to accommodate continued training as much as we can.Our online courses are the same content and testing as the in-person training. Upon completing the units and tests, a certificate is generated for you to download and print.We are available for questions by phone or email from 8am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

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Ministry of Labour Launches New Accreditation Program

Posted by Caree McCullough on

On Friday, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour introduced a new, voluntary program that recognises employers with successful health and safety programs in place.

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Blitz: PPE Take The Lead

Posted by Caree McCullough on

You understand that personal protective equipment (PPE) is often the last line of defence when it comes to saving your limbs – and your life.

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