The 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.
A full day of educational sessions
“Managing Contractors-The Hierarchy of Responsibility”
Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.B
"The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals"
Neno Testano, Environmental Consultant
Confirmed Speaker: Dr. Peter Strahlendorf, Associate Professor at Ryerson University & President at IQSEM Ltd. (Institute for Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Ltd.)
MINISTRY OF LABOUR RELEASES NEW CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS
Key points you need to know
For more information visit the MOL website
A new regulation to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to ensure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014. This regulation applies to all Ontario workplaces, regardless of size or sector. Read more.....
NEWS ALERT: MOL Blitz May - Aug. 2014
From May to August, Ministry of Labour inspectors will be visiting workplaces in sectors that employ new, young and temporary workers. Summer is a peak hiring period for these workers. Any worker is three times more likely to be injured on the job during the first month of work than at any other time.
Expect retail outlets, restaurants, tourism, hospitality and recreational facilities, and manufacturing operations to be high on inspectors' lists. All employers take note: inspectors will be checking on vulnerable worker safety in every workplace, not just priority sectors.
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. That is the purpose for these blitzes!
How will you respond?
Let us help you prepare for a visit from the MOL.
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