Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
As you are probably aware the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act is currently being reviewed, proposed changes have been shared for comment and Bill 30 has received first reading in the Legislative Assembly. Putting aside the legislative process for review and approval, it is important that organizations, managers, and workers all take the required time to assess the changes...
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Here are some Health and Safety apps for working with Chemical Hazards that we have been recommending to make your work more productive.
Monday, September 18th, 2017
If your organization produces or ships chemical products you likely have different departments working on different areas of that product’s life cycle; whether that is marketing them, managing their hazards and risks, or transporting those products. All departments have many common links and tasks between managing a chemical but frequently, they do not communicate with each other.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
I have recently been part of industry conversation with respect to preventing injuries and occupational illness.  Part of our discussions has raised the issue that industry must move pass deferring to the immediate cause(s) of events/incidents to focus on determining the indirect/root causes of events/incidents to improve how they answer – why events/incidents occur?
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Eliminating the chemical or ingredient in the workplace eliminates the hazards associated with the chemical or ingredient. Elimination can prevent injuries, illness, loss or adverse effect on the environment. Elimination is the first method of control in chemical handling to consider. Elimination of a chemical or ingredient can take on a few different meanings.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Reducing your company’s chemical footprint by reducing the exposure to high hazard chemicals in the workplace can be achieved by substituting hazardous chemicals you use each day for similar chemicals that are less hazardous. As an example, a liqui
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Your risk assessment should strive to be as objective as possible. Subjective is the opposite of objective and subjective bias naturally creeps in when humans perform assessments. Subjective means based on or influenced by your personal feelings, tastes or opinions.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Spring is a great time to take stock of all your chemicals onsite and purge what is no longer required. Having an accurate inventory benefits many areas of your health, safety and environment program. Here are 10 reasons to start spring cleaning and take inventory:
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Important Update: Health Canada announced a new deadline for suppliers after this article was published. Canadian suppliers now have until June 1, 2018 to update their SDSs in Canada. Originally the deadline was May 31, 2017.