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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Do you have Concurrent or Simultaneous Operations in your organization? Could one operator’s tasks be unknowingly generating health hazards for others? Learn how to quickly Identify, Communicate and Control Chemical Hazards and Health Risk at these job sites. Our safety expert John Artym and Industrial Hygienist Mike Phibbs CIH ROH face off.
Friday, March 16th, 2018

It is well known that exposure to noise levels in the workplace can cause hearing loss.  However, you may not be aware that exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace as well as medication you may take on a regular basis can also damage your hearing.  These chemicals are said to be ototoxic (oto = ear, toxic = poisonous).  Furthermore, work activities where noise and ototoxin
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

On November 29, 2017 WorkSafeBC presented a Pre-Drilling Season Update in Ft St John. Chemscape attended and I wanted to share some key points from this meeting. The Upstream Oil and Gas Industry in BC currently has 1,891 employers. Oil and Gas has the lowest injury rate of all classification Business Units in BC but they have one of the highest short term disability duration.
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.
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, 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 l
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

For Health and Safety Professionals a risk assessment is a process where you:
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.