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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) exists to tell you how to protect yourself from chemical product hazards, how to handle the product safely, and what to do in an emergency. The author of an SDS only considers the intended use of the product.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

The proposed amendments to Canada’s Hazardous Product Regulations (HPR) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 19, 2020.  The amendments will include updates made to the 6th and 7th revisions of the GHS. OSHA intends to update their Hazard Communication Standard 2012 from the current
Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Domestic Substances List (DSL) and the Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) in Canada  The Domestic Substances List (DSL) and the Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) are a part of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Environm
Friday, January 15th, 2021

Have you noticed there are different warning symbols for a cleaning product under your bathroom sink vs. an industry cleaner in your workplace? Both symbols may look similar; for example, think of the skull and cross bones image: 
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Call it a sign of the times. As face mask use has increased so have skin problems, such as acne and breakouts, related to mask use. Although face masks are vital to the fight against spreading coronavirus, masks can be hard on your skin. Skin problems related to masks range from acne and peeling skin to rashes and itchiness.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

As a provider of SDS Management software and services, we get this question a lot. There are many regulatory and practical reasons why accuracy matters when you add a Safety Data Sheet to your binder.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Government regulations require a limited labeling of cleaning products that kill bacteria, viruses, or mold. Only the active ingredient chemicals in sanitizers, disinfectants, and fungicides have to be listed on the product label.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

People are often under the impression that something needs to smell “clean” for it to be clean. But this is not true. We have been taught this through marketing and perceptions we have picked up since childhood. It is easy to understand why because scented products are everywhere in our daily lives.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?   Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are routine tasks these days; part of a collective strategy to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

What is the Hierarchy of Control?   When a hazard is identified in the workplace, controls need to be put in place to manage the potential risk to workers who interact and work around the hazard.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

All Provincial and Territorial Health and Safety Codes across Canada set out rules for employers to assess all current and potential hazards at the workplace. Harmful substances are part of this category of potential hazards which includes anything that may create or currently creates a danger including a chemical or a biological hazard if a worker can be exposed.  
Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Did You Know There Is An ISO Standard For Occupational Health and Safety?  ISO 45001 is an ISO standard for management systems of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). The purpose of ISO 45001 is to reduce occupational injuries and diseases, including the promotion and protection of physical and mental health.