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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Checklist on how to prepare your contractors for the WHMIS 2015 deadline
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Key Findings of a Health Canada SDS Audit show industry needs more education on Authoring 
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Do SDS’s Expire? As an employer with hazardous products in our workplace when do I need to check my SDSs under WHMIS 2015 now that the 3-year rule is gone?
Friday, November 9th, 2018

As a supplier of hazardous product when do I need to review my SDSs under WHMIS 2015 now that the 3-year rule is gone? If you are a supplier, under WHMIS 2015, you need to ensure the SDS and label is accurate at the time of every sale and importation of the hazardous product.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

What is an Exposure Control Plan (ECP)? An Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is a product of an organization’s chemical or health and safety management system that provides direction and expectations to prevent exposures to workers.
Monday, August 13th, 2018

By John Artym, Vice President of CHAMP Recent changes to the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety legislation related to Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees (JWSHSC) puts considerable focus on:
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Alberta Bill 30 makes a distinction between education and training as does WHMIS 2015. Chemscape will breakdown for you what the distinction is between both and how you can develop your WHMIS program accordingly.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

When Is WHMIS Training Required? WHMIS training should be updated as necessary or when significant information has changed. WHMIS training should be provided by the employer when a new employee is hired during orientation.
Thursday, June 21st, 2018

What Employees Need WHMIS Training? The answer to who needs training and the extent of WHMIS education and training is something a company needs to consider. Everyone needs the basics.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Banning, Prohibiting and /or Restricting a Chemical or Ingredient 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.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

There are many options for Safety Data Sheet authoring on the market. Here are some red flags we see when examining SDSs written by low-cost providers and automated authoring programs. The results are poorly written SDSs that do not conform to GHS standards, provide inaccurate information and can even be non-compliant.
Monday, May 28th, 2018

Does one SDS work now for all countries since it is a Globally Harmonized System(GHS)? Although the GHS has introduced standardized communication for Labels and Safety Data Sheets, countries have adopted these standards into their own legislation, and SDSs still vary significantly by country.