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.

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

Gear decontamination reduces health risk for workers' families

Firefighting, oil and gas, recycling just some industries that must take note

Gear decontamination reduces health risk for workers' families

Exoskeletons are reducing ergonomic injuries

But practicality of these 'super strength' devices being put to the test

Exoskeletons are reducing ergonomic injuries

2 revised standards changing electrical safety management

CSA, IEEE updates mean personal protective equipment needs to be reviewed

2 revised standards changing electrical safety management

Gas detectors now provide a plethora of additional information

Connected technology provides advanced data to maintain gas detectors, reduce worker exposure

Gas detectors now provide a plethora of additional information