The Globally Harmonized System (GHS), for Classification & Labelling of Chemicals, is being implemented in Canada. This will change WHMIS-related laws. Employers & employees will need training on both WHMIS & GHS until the transition is complete.
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“Managing Contractors-The Hierarchy of Responsibility”
Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.BA
"The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals"
Neno Testano, Environmental Consultant
What is the target date for implementation of GHS in Canada? read more...
"Why is OHS 50 Years Behind Psychological Research? (And Why Does it Matter?)"
Dr. Peter Strahlendorf, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., BES, SJD, CRSP, Associate Professor in the School of Occupational & Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto, President at IQSEM Ltd. (Institute for Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Ltd.)
"Emergency Preparedness & Response for Organizational Resilience"
Michael White, CPP, CRM
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MINISTRY OF LABOUR'S NEW CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS
What is changing
For more information visit the MOL website
Have you complied with Ontario's mandatory OHS training deadline of
July 1st, 2014?
The new regulation to Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act requires employers to ensure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health & safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014. This regulation applies to all Ontario workplaces, regardless of size or sector. Read more.....
From April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, industrial health & safety inspectors conducted 1,589 field visits to 1,190 workplaces and issued 4,014 orders under the OHSA and its regulations. This included 58 stop work orders. The most frequently issued orders were for employers failing to:
Ministry of Labour inspectors will be visiting Industrial workplaces.
The focus areas will include:
Historically, inspectors issue an average of three to four work orders to every workplace visited. In 2013, during 1,813 visits conducted in manufacturing and service sector workplaces, inspectors issued almost 7,000 orders. Included were 133 stop work orders that can shut down production for hours or days at a time.
Are you ready?
Inspectors will ask to see copies of your preventative maintenance program, inspection reports and training records. They want to make sure people are doing what's best for their employees and their business.
How will you respond?
Let us help you prepare for a visit from the MOL.
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