Grand Prix health and safety 2014 – Three companies in Laval crowned

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LAVAL, QC , May 1, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The CSST process last night to present his Grand Prix health and safety in the region ofLaval . During this event, which highlighted the faces prevention, nine companies and two government agencies who have distinguished themselves in the Innovation category for achievements implemented, tangible projects and proactive approaches in health and safety.

Small and Medium Enterprises

In Racan Carrier , travel sheet metal is effortless!

In the department of machinery, workers must move sheet metal all day. The metal sheets are of varying thicknesses and sizes. Their weight can vary between 20 and 63 kg. Metal sheets had slipped on tables also metal, creating a high resistance. Workers were exposed to various risks of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries to the back, shoulders, hips, neck, wrists and elbows. The ergonomic group, the health and safety committee, machine operators and production supervisor of the company participated in the development and implementation of innovation. A ball bearing system has been installed progressively more stages of production on a dozen machines.For positions where there is no system of fixed bearing balls, a square pin has been created and a scroll bar can be used. Moving sheet metal now requires little effort. One hand may be used. No accident occurred at the Department of machines in the past five years.

Large companies

A safe work procedure on conventional lathes introduced at Héroux-Devtek!

Workers were polishing, deburring and filing pieces on conventional lathes, and there was a risk of injury and winding turn, or being hit by the projection of a room. There was also a risk of being driven by the mandrel. Given the dangers faced by workers during these manual interventions, the CSST has banned this practice. The degree of accuracy required for aerospace parts requires intervention with mechanical assistance it became difficult to reproduce manually without the rotary effect. He had to find a solution to this problem. The team has taken steps to develop a safe work procedure on conventional lathes. The workpiece is graduated between peaks spring to be supported, which ensures that there is minimal friction, the drive power is limited and that the risk of winding is eliminated. A modification of the protective guard prevents the risk of core training and injury. Parts that have a protrusion are protected by suitable guards and deflectors. Each person brought his idea; it was a continuous improvement process. The risks are eliminated. Public Bodies

A lifting device which facilitates the work of janitors at École secondaire Leblanc!

During floor maintenance, janitorial must regularly lift buckets or vacuum filled with water to the drain in the sink located at their size. This activity requires significant efforts and the adoption of an extreme and awkward posture.There is a very high risk of developing musculoskeletal risk back injuries. There was also a risk of falling on a wet floor, following a reversal of water. It was a complex problem, since janitors use several types of buckets and various wet vacuums. The concierge chef has created innovation, a secure hoist used to hoist buckets and vacuum cleaners filled with water up to the sink and to switch effortlessly refilling water. Several accessories accompanying the appliance. With this system, it is safe and easy for one person to lift the container for transfill content. The risk of musculoskeletal injuries, including the back, is greatly reduced. Awkward postures are eliminated.

CSST acknowledges the participation of eight other companies or public body who were selected as finalists. Among small and medium enterprises, it is Basco Covers Ltd., Nuera Industrial and Restaurant Vimont; among large corporates, are Alcoa Howmet Laval, Security Chimneys International inc., RTI Claro inc. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.. ; in public bodies, the other finalist was the Centre for Health and Social ServicesLaval – Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé Laval .

Grand Prix health and safety are organized each year by the CSST in all regions of the province. They aim to recognize initiatives implemented by employers and workers in the prevention of occupational accidents and occupational diseases and to praise those who have at heart the health and safety in their workplace.

The winners vying for the national final

In addition to being crowned in their region, winners find themselves vying for the National Gala, to be held in Quebec in the spring of 2015.

Videos showing the winning works will be available / remisesregionales .

Source: Manon Galipeau, regional broadcaster
CSST – Regional Directorate Laval
Tel. : 450 967-3200, ext 3280, or 1 866 223-9321 manon.galipeau @


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