Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson has been a freelance writer since 2011. 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, where she wrote on municipal politics, personal finances and community people and events.

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

Wearables transforming safety management in high-risk industries

But worker privacy must be considered

Wearables transforming safety management in high-risk industries

Millions of Canadians exposed to cancer-causing agents at work

More needs to be done to identify risks, reduce workers’ exposure

Millions of Canadians exposed to cancer-causing agents at work

'Snowflake' rating system identifies best slip-resistant winter boots

Toronto researchers test boots in specially made lab

'Snowflake' rating system identifies best slip-resistant winter boots

How to test employees for cannabis impairment

Recent legal cases clarify the do's and don'ts of testing, while new technologies promise improved measurement

How to test employees for cannabis impairment