16
Aug
Comprehensive Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

Comprehensive Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

A global manufacturer of consumer chemical products recognized the need and opportunity to work with EKG to improve ergonomic performance within their facilities in both Canada and the United States....

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25
Jul
Designated Substance Program

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)....

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25
Jul
Noise Assessment for Industrial Manufacturing

Noise Assessment for Industrial Manufacturing

  A large sized Tier 1 automotive manufacturing organization wanted to assess their facility for noise levels and to identify high-risk occupations. EKG Inc. was contracted to perform this noise assessment. 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...

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25
Jul
Indoor Air Quality - Air Balance / Air Flow Project

Indoor Air Quality - Air Balance / Air Flow Project

The Canadian division of a global manufacturer of industrial/commercial packaged boiler systems was struggling with poor indoor air quality and elevated levels of welding emissions throughout its production areas. Given seasonal changes in the plant, environment being closed in the winter months or open during the summer, each condition had similar and dissimilar issues. EKG Inc. reported its findings and...

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25
Jul
Industrial Hygiene Development Project

Industrial Hygiene Development Project

A significant resource company operating multiple mining sites in BC and Alberta was struggling to get full value out its internal industrial hygiene program. The organization sent several resources to the EKG Industrial Hygiene – Strategy to Sampling professional development course, and were so impressed they contracted EKG to assess their program and field monitoring processes....

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14
Jul
Ergonomic Design

Ergonomic Design

EKG was contracted by a Provincial liquor and gaming corporation to review a proposed semi automated bottle picking line for ergonomic risk factors and to provide recommendations on ergonomic design. The process involved a review of the ergonomic designs with the client involving a review of the intended design drawings, process rates, and order picking process. EKG obtained information related...

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27
Jun
The Value of Industrial Hygiene

The Value of Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is one of the most valuable Occupational Health and Safety sciences that organizations can practice to protect workers’ health and their bottom line. However, the business value of IH Programs can only be truly perceived and communicated to business leaders when effective data management of health hazard exposure and occupational disease risk is performed....

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12
May
Lockout / Tagout

Lockout / Tagout

Since 1990 EKG has been developing activity/machine specific lockout/tagout work instructions using the process known as Visual Factory. EKG has provided resources competent in the various energy sources present, including pneumatic, hydraulic, kinetic/potential, and electrical....

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10
May

Health & Safety

EKG Inc. provides its client partners with consulting and training products for every facet of occupational health and safety. Our professional safety consultants have significant industry experience in developing systems, conducting audits, problem solving and providing energetic and informative training solutions....

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8
May

Disability Management

EKG Inc. offers its client partners a full range of workplace injury management and early return to work services and programs. Reduce your NEER and experience rating costs and increase your WSIB rebates with help from our professionals. We're experts on claims and appeals, workplace injury management and early return-to-work programs, too. EKG Inc. uses supportive objective medical evidence to assist our clients in establishing the validity of claims and to better understand the mechanisms of recovery necessary for early and safe return to work programs....

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