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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. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (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

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?
Monday, June 10th, 2019

By John Artym Last month I attended the 2019 Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff Alberta and had the opportunity to engage in the “SimOp/Concurrent operations” discussions in the context of several presentations and oil & gas industry workshops that occurred during the conference.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Who Regulates Hazardous Products in Canada?  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?
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.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Have you considered substitution in your chemical management strategy?   
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

On November 20, 2018, Chemscape travelled to Ft St John to hear the annual review for the Oil and Gas sector from WorkSafeBC and learn what their initiatives are in 2019. In 2018, the focus for enforcement was primarily fracking and drilling. In 2019, WorkSafeBC plans to expand this initiative to all areas of Oil and Gas including Pipeline Construction.