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  • WHMIS 2015 – Are you prepared?

    Introduction The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Canada’s hazard communication standard, came into effect on October 31, 1988. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs), and worker education programs. On February 11, 2015, the Government released final regulations, the Hazardous Products […] READ MORE...

  • Benefits of Health and Safety Apps on Mobile Devices

    The Benefits of Health and Safety apps cannot be denied. The ways in which companies are managing health and safety operations has been completely transformed by technology, specifically mobile technology. An Environmental Health & Safety professional now has the ability to accomplish more in a workday while spending less time on tasks without cutting corners. […] READ MORE...

  • Preparation for HazCom Update – GHS Revision 7

    Although the United Nations publishes updates to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals every two years, the most recent edition – Revision 7 – is of particular significance given that OSHA has expressed its intent to update its 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (currently aligned with GHS Revision 3) with this latest […] READ MORE...

  • Safety Data Sheets

    The Ultimate Guide to Safety Data Sheets

    Employer Responsibilities Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. This may be done in many ways. For example, employers may keep the SDSs in a binder or on computers. Using Online-SDS by KHA will ensure employees have immediate access to the information they need without leaving […] READ MORE...