15
Aug

Mould Assessment

EKG was contracted by a restoration firm and insurance company to perform an investigation of the building envelope of an 85 person aided retirement home, as the result of a water intrusion event. The examination utilized nondestructive testing of the structure using thermal imaging, and cameras to investigate wall cavities and voids. Bulk sampling of materials exhibiting mould growth, and …

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25
Jul

Industrial Hygiene Sampling

A medium sized automotive manufacturer needed to evaluate its workplace for chemical hazards associated with worker exposure. As a result, an Major OHSAS 18001 non-compliance finding on the issue. The facility had conducted some industrial hygiene testing in the past, but it was limited in scope and focused solely on one department. The company at the time had over 500 …

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25
Jul

Designated Substance Program

A routine MOL investigation identified that a mid-sized manufacturing site had not assessed its operation for designated substances under O. Reg 490, and that 4 of the 11 designated substances in Ontario were present either as part of the building envelop (asbestos, lead), materials used in their process (silica), or in the equipment (mercury). EKG conducted designated assessment surveys for …

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25
Jul

Noise Assessment

A large sized Tier 1 automotive manufacturing organization wanted to assess their facility for noise levels and to identify high-risk occupations. EKG was contracted to perform this task. Our initial process was to conduct a facility wide noise mapping to determine the noise levels throughout the various departments. Areas with the highest noise levels identified occupations for personal noise dosimetry. …

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28
Jun

Designated Substance Programs

A routine MOL investigation identified that a mid-sized manufacturing site had not assessed its operation for designated substances under O. Reg 490. At present 4 of the 11 designated substances in Ontario were present either as part of the building envelope (asbestos, lead), materials used in their process (silica) or the equipment (mercury). EKG conducted designated assessment surveys for each …

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20
Apr

Lockout/Tagout

Since our inception in 1990 EKG has been developing activity/machine specific lockout/tagout work instructions using the process known as visual factory. EKG provided resources competent in the various energy sources present, including pneumatic, hydraulic, kinetic/potential, and electrical. The method utilizes a visual process demonstrate the process to isolate all energy sources, whether from a simple device or complex production line, …

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20
Apr

COR Program Development

A fortune 500 company and global leader in the industrial automation equipment and field services contracted EKG to create a HS management system for their Canadian division. The program was developed to ensure the company met the Alberta COR program. In addition to meeting COR, the program needed to adhere to the corporate global EHS guidelines, all province and territorial …

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20
Apr

EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EKG was contracted by a leading chemical manufacturer to conduct a multi-site/multi-provincial EHS audits. The purpose of the audit was to provide an objective review of the operations, concerning regulatory compliance against federal, provincial, and municipal regulations. Additionally, assess the implementation of corporate governance initiatives. These audits consisted of a multi-disciplined auditing team with extensive EHS experience and qualifications in …

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