Articles in Category: Standards & Regulations

Employers Will Have Until 2018 to Comply With The WHMIS 2015: Are You Ready?

Employers Will Have Until 2018 to Comply With The WHMIS 2015: Are You Ready?

The WHMSI aims to protect the health and safety of workers by promoting access to information about hazardous materials used at work. WHMIS is a pan-Canadian system in which suppliers, employers and workers have their own responsibilities. This system is governed by federal and provincial laws and regulations. Any person providing or using hazardous products must comply with it.

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CSA Z1006-16: New version of the standard for Confined Spaces

CSA Z1006-16: New version of the standard for Confined Spaces

Each year, workers are injured or killed during confined space interventions. To better monitor the workers’ level of safety, it is recommended to implement a work management program, including the evaluation and prevention of risks associated with confined spaces. The CSA Z1006 standard is a reference tool enabling the development of such a program.

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Two new ohs laws to be taken seriously in 2016!

Two new ohs laws to be taken seriously in 2016!

When a bill is accepted and established as a standard in a province, it is often a sign that this law will cross borders and will sooner or later touch other provinces, or even spread at a national level. Therefore, it is important to be informed right away.

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A new standard in head protection

A new standard in head protection

Wearing a hard hat is a necessity in any work environment where there are risks of head injuries. It is just as essential to stay informed on the new standards in effect in order to maintain the OHS program up to date. Here are a few of the most recent changes, as well as a reminder of the key points concerning head protection.

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Steps for Selecting Arc-Rated Protective Clothing (according to CSA Z462)

Steps for Selecting Arc-Rated Protective Clothing (according to CSA Z462)

The use of flame-resistant clothing is an essential safety measure for working in environments presenting a risk of electric arc or flash fire. Arc-rated textile materials can reduce the risks of burns during momentary electric arcs by playing the part of a thermal shield between the arc and the user. Therefore, to maximize protection, it is crucial to understand the best practices to launch and support this type of workplace safety program focusing on protective clothing against electrical hazards, including why you should specify the type of material required before choosing the clothing supplier.

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New Carbon Monoxide Law In Effect in Ontario!

The Hawkins-Gignac Act

New Carbon Monoxide Law In Effect in Ontario!

Carbone monoxide detectors are mandatory in all concerned homes or businesses in Ontario. Since the implementation on October 15, 2014 of the new provincial law; Act 18, also known as the Hawkins-Gignac Act, carbon monoxide alarm detectors must be installed just outside sleeping areas if your home has a garage, a fuel-burning appliance or a fireplace.

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