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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Health Canada’s recent HPA/HPR inspections revealed significant gaps in Safety Data Sheet audits. Inspectors identified various instances of missing information, highlighting the need for improved compliance.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Pandemic Planning and Business Continuity: Planning for the What if Factor Regarding the Coronavirus Everyday we have new information in the media on the Coronavirus Disease which is now officially known as COVID-19. This virus is a rapidly changing situation and having a trusted source of information is important to have accurate and science-based data on this virus.
Friday, January 24th, 2020

It has been over a year (Dec 1, 2018.) since the transition to WHMIS 2015. If you are an employer, you may still have MSDSs in your SDS library for products around your workplace. What should you do with the MSDS and the product?
Monday, January 13th, 2020

During winter, when the arctic chill sets in and heating systems are turned up, the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases. Carbon monoxide or CO is a toxic gas that you cannot smell, see or taste and, for this reason, it is known as the ‘silent killer’.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

What is a Respiratory Code of Practice? Many provincial Occupational Health and Safety regulatory bodies require employers to develop a Code of Practice (CoP) when a respirator or repository equipment is used at the worksite.
Friday, December 13th, 2019

10 Safety tips to follow when using cleaning products Did you know that mixing cleaning products can kill or seriously harm you?
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Dermal Exposure to Chemicals and Identifying Chemicals of Concern The skin is not only the largest organ but also the organ that is most frequently exposed to chemicals.
Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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 continuing into nanotechnology and ergonomics.
Monday, August 12th, 2019

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

What are The Limitations of PPE as a Hazard Control Method? If you are familiar with the Hierarchy of Controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is listed as the last line of defense against injury, disease and death.
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?