News archive - 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Transition to WHMIS 2015 - MSDS and SDS

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As we've heard over the past several years, the WHMIS system in Canada is changing to reflect the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).  GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets. The goal is that the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets (SDS) will be adopted and used around the world.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Safe Chemical Handling Classroom Course

The Safety Office has developed and is now offering a course on the safe handling of chemicals.

The purpose of the course is to learn how to identify the hazards associated with a chemical in order to implement controls and processes to safely work with it.

Sign up through MyHRInfo.  Space is limited.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bill 18 - Changes to OHSA Definition of Worker

On November 6, 2014, the government passed Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014. The Bill amends a number of Ontario’s labour and employment statutes. Specifically pertaining to occupational health and safety, the Bill expands the definition of worker to ensure Occupational Health and Safety Act coverage for unpaid co-op students and other unpaid learners, which will give them protection under the OHSA such as the right to know about workplace hazards and the right to refuse unsafe work.

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