Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson has been a freelance writer for Canadian Occupational Safety since 2011, specializing in covering the latest updates in personal protective equipment (PPE) and emerging health and safety risks to workers.

In addition to writing about occupational health and safety, she has written on many other topics, including emergency management and security management and technology. She began her writing career as a reporter for a regional newspaper in 2001, where she wrote on municipal politics, personal finances and community people and events.

Flammable liquids: air on fire

Flammable liquids ignite easily and are used in almost every workplace. How can workers prevent these liquids from igniting and what to do if a fire occurs?

Flammable liquids: air on fire

How to keep workers safe from heat stress

Extreme heat in the workplace can have severe health effects. What kinds of PPE are needed to keep workers safe from heat stress?

How to keep workers safe from heat stress

Bed bugs: the ick factor

Though small and rarely the chosen topic of conversation, bed bugs have been making big headlines

Bed bugs: the ick factor

Your top 10 foot protection questions answered

Knowing when workers need foot protection and how to select the best boots for a job can help avoid serious foot injuries

Your top 10 foot protection questions answered

Projected signage changing how safety messages communicated

Signs that use LED and laser light may help raise hazard awareness and combat complacency

Projected signage changing how safety messages communicated

Hospitality, health-care workers experiencing hearing loss

Reducing hazards, improving safety culture among solutions

Hospitality, health-care workers experiencing hearing loss

Do your workers need protective sleeves in addition to hand protection?

Sleeves are essential safety equipment for many workers and can reduce serious injuries

Do your workers need protective sleeves in addition to hand protection?

New technologies ensure workers not too tired for the job

Work fatigue can cause or contribute to very serious workplace incidents

New technologies ensure workers not too tired for the job

Improper management of combustion systems can cause fires, explosions

Routine maintenance, regular inspection, testing all crucial elements

Improper management of combustion systems can cause fires, explosions

Shift workers face increased exposure to dangerous chemicals

Standard occupational exposure limits must be reduced for workers on extended work schedules

Shift workers face increased exposure to dangerous chemicals