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Ministry of Labour (MOL) Chemical Handling Blitz
Posted On September 30, 2016 3:06 pm

From September 19 to October 31, Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors will focus on chemical handling to check that employers have taken the proper steps to protect workers from chemical hazards. To prepare for this blitz: Ensure you have up to date WHMIS training records available for all workers Ensure controls and use of personal protective equipment is practiced by all workers Ensure chemicals are stored and handled safely, and workers are following proper procedures Ensure emergency procedures in case of spills, body splash or contact with skin and eyes, is in place and communicated to all workers Chemicals in the workplace can be extremely hazardous if workers are not trained, and do not take the proper safety precautions.

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Bill 132 Changes to Workplace Violence and Harassment Legislation
Posted On September 1, 2016 1:01 pm

On September 8, 2016 Bill 132, an update to Ontario’s sexual violence and harassment legislation becomes law. Bill 132 amended the current workplace violence and harassment legislation (section 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act) to include workplace sexual harassment as well as additional provisions requiring employers to implement specific workplace harassment policies and programs that will ensure all complaints are properly investigated.

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Transitioning from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 – Global Harmonized System
Posted On August 24, 2016 12:56 pm

Transitioning from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 - Global Harmonized System As many of you know Canada has begun its transition to the new international standards as part of the Global Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). In order to adopt the GHS system, amendments are being made to the WHMIS legislation.

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Changes in Health and Safety Legislation
Posted On August 18, 2016 12:45 pm

This is an important reminder about some recent/upcoming changes in health and safety legislation: New Noise Regulations have been extended to affect all workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This came into effect July 1, 2016.

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