Blog


Thursday, August 29th, 2019

What is Control Banding? Control banding (CB) is a validated risk assessment method, most commonly used to evaluate chemicals. CB has a 20-year history, starting with pharmaceuticals and proceeding into nanotechnology and ergonomics.  NIOSH has acknowledged that Control Banding can be a useful tool for small businesses.
Monday, August 12th, 2019

Do I need a Safety Data Sheet for that washer fluid at work?  
Friday, July 26th, 2019

The Limitations of PPE as a Hazard Control Method
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

What Is a WHMIS Exempt Product? Some products are exempt from the WHMIS 2015 legislation and are not required to have a WHMIS label or SDS. Buyers and product users, however, are required to comply with labelling requirements set out by the federal acts and regulations.
Monday, June 17th, 2019

Similar Exposure Groups can simplify Chemical Exposure Monitoring Do you know how many individual chemicals workers are exposed to in your workplace? How do you monitor who is exposed to what? What about exposures that are seasonal or change with maintenance activities?
Monday, June 10th, 2019

Complexities of Today’s Oil and Gas Worksites with SimOp/Concurrent Operations By John Artym
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Differences between U.S. OSHA and Canadian HPR WHMIS Regulations In Canada, hazardous products are regulated by Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), and Canada’s national hazard communication standard, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Monday, April 29th, 2019

Chemscape’s SDS data entry and customer support department is requested to obtain SDSs in French and English for some employers. Chemscape is often asked by customers - what is the specific language requirements for the province or territory that my employees work in?
Friday, April 12th, 2019

Federally Regulated Workplaces in Canada and WHMIS 2015 Compliance If you live in Canada and work in one of the following businesses and industries below, you likely work in a federally regulated sector:
Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Think of elimination when planning a new task involving chemicals    
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The use of prescribed concentration ranges on an SDS – what you need to know as a Supplier and as a consumer. By Cara Pembroke, Health & Safety Information Team Lead at Chemscape
Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Guidance on selecting chemical substitutes Deciding how to get started on chemical substitution and looking for information on chemical alternatives is a challenge for any business.