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  • Safety in the workshop -- the kids version

    Michelle (10) and Emily (8) Campbell invited me into their father's wood shop where they had prepared a series of demonstrations to illustrate basic safety precautions for kids working with wood.They walked us through the differences in various types of eye protection, insisted on providing heari...
  • The best of breathing protection

    The first photo shows a respirator. If you have ever used a respirator you will really love this new one. It has a quick latch release that allows you to drop it down off of your face without loosing any of the adjustments of the straps on your head, and quick latch it right back. When using...
  • The newest in safety equipment -- even for kids.

    As people become more and more safety conscious, the products to protect us are getting better and better. If you are looking for safety glasses you need to decide what you are protecting yourself from. The minimum glasses protect from direct flying debris with a little side protection. Slight...
  • More on Child Proofing a home & baby sitter safety

    Making your home safe for young children is a subject that I like to return to every year, as the principles of caution and safety are still the same, but there are constantly new products to help us keep our homes safe for the kids. For last years list, visit child proofing a home.This year we ...
  • Ergonomics -- Tools that fit our bodies

    More and more manufacturers are making ergonomic claims for new tools: easier on your back, fits in your hand better, a less stressful grip and so on. I invited Dr. Ted Crowther who is the Director of Clinical Education of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Grimbsy, Ontario to help me...
  • Can you switch the gas / propane sources on a BBQ?

    Gabe from Toronto wants to know if he can get a conversion kit to switch his propane BBQ to natural gas.The answer is NO.Unfortunately the propane hose and the natural gas hose has the same size threads so it is possible to simply screw one type onto a BBQ made for the other type. But that is qu...
  • Why can't I find electrical cheater plugs any more?

    One viewer caught our camera in a renovation store and asked why he saw electrical cheater plugs in Quebec but can't find them in Ontario?First, what is a "cheater plug"? That is the little gadget that was so common when we first changed from two prong outlets to three prong outlets. The idea wa...
  • What to do and don't do when re-tiling a ceramic floor.

    I was invited over to shoot a re-tiling job for the TV show. The camera got there before I did, so they recorded some things that I thought would be good to show you so that I could point out why you should not work this way.Safety Glasses pleaseFirst our worker was hammering straight down on th...
  • Preparing for a household emergency.

    Is your family trained and ready to deal with a household emergency?Discussion is good, but training and practice is a very good idea, especially when children are involved.If kids have some sense of what to do, they will panic much less during an emergency like a fire.Make a rough sketch of the ...
  • Child proofing a home

    If you want to make your house safe for that toddler, I suggest that you get down on the floor and crawl through the house, looking at everything from the toddler's point of view. Aside from discovering all the old bubble gum that you never knew was stuck under the table top, you will begin to se...