Safe Supervisor Newsletter January 2018
Noise Control & Hearing Protection
Are You Taking the 12 Measures OHS Laws Require?
Self-assessing your noise control measures is urgent in Ontario and just a huge priority everywhere else.
Solvent Linked to Suicide
Could exposure to a workplace solvent cause someone to commit suicide? A coroner in Wellington, New Zealand, says it could. He conducted an inquest into the death of a worker in the printing industry who stepped in front of a commuter train and was killed instantly. The coroner ruled the victim was suffering from solvent-induced neurotoxicity nervous system effects caused by solvent poisoning. Testimony at the coroner’s inquest indicated the victim had been anxious, depressed and suffering from multiple health problems. The coroner called for more research into the effects of industrial chemicals on workers.