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Injury Prevention Resources for Metal & Non Metallic Mineral Products - Automotive and Aircraft

General | Metal Fabricating | Automotive & Aircraft | Cement, Concrete, & Stone | Foundries, Smelters, & Metal Powders | Marine

The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the metal, non-metallic mineral products industries. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.

Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational exposure to metalworking fluids

"This criteria document reviews available information about the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids (MWFs) and MWF aerosols."
Source: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
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Metalworking fluids

A NIOSH health and safety topic.
Source: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
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Metalworking Fluids: Safety and health best practices manual

"The manual is advisory in nature, informational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace for workers exposed to metalworking fluids (MWFs) through effective prevention programs adapted to the needs and resources of each place of employment."
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
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OSHA Technical Links: Metalworking fluids

"Metalworking fluids (MWFs) can cause adverse health effects through skin contact with contaminated materials, spray, or mist and through inhalation from breathing MWF mist or aerosol. Millions of workers engaged in the manufacture of automobiles, farm equipment, aircraft, heavy machinery, and other hardware are exposed to machining fluids." List of links to external and internal online resources.
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
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A Welder's Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes

"Welding gases and fumes can be hazardous to your health. The length of time that you are exposed to these gases and fumes, the type of welding you do, the work environment, and the protection you use determine the risks to your health and how you will be affected. This Safety Bulletin provides basic information to help you, the welder, reduce your risk."
Source: Alberta Human Services OHS
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Safe Operation of Grinders

This placard can be posted in the workplace and outlines the proper installation and proper use of grinders.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* PDF (60 KB)

Checklist for abrasive wheel equipment grinders

A checklist for maintaining abrasive wheel equipment grinders.
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
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