Canada has joined many other nations around the globe in adopting the new Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This course demonstrates how to incorporate the necessary changes of the new system (WHIMS 2015) with the old (WHMIS 1988).
Topics Include: introduction of the new Hazard Groups (Physical & Health), and the many new hazard classes and categories within each of the groups. The new pictograms and a review of the new Safety Data Sheets, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, how to identify and implement controls, emergency procedures and lastly, recognizing various routes of entry into the body, will all be uncovered.
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Discussion on air-purifying, and air-supplied respirators, and the legislation that governs use in the workplace.
The outcome might shock you for instance, a dust mask must be NIOSH-Certified, and fit testing and training (per CSA) completed with documents.
It is imparative that users are trained in the selection, care, use and maintenance of this equipment.
Proper donning and doffing is explained, and each participant must demonstrate how to do this effectively.
Fit Testing of tight-fitting air-purifying respirators (dust mask) must take place every two years (or sooner in some situations). You cannot simply hand a worker a dust mask, without conducting a prior fit test.
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Topics Include: identifying various component elements of asbestos, definitions, usage, friable and non-friable, health hazards, exposure limits, rick assessments, safe work practices, PPE, control methods and respiratory protection
Workers who work with, and who are exposed to dangerous chemicals must be trained to handle those products safely, to prevent spills and responding properly to actual spills, if they occur.
Workplaces that rely on propane and other dangerous fuel sources to power equipment must provide health and safety training to workers on the proper use and handling of these fuels.
1) Dangers of handling different types of fuels.
2) Propane tank exchange on machinery, methods to identify leaks and other hazards associated with the fuel like frostbite,
3) CO poisoning, asphyxiation and explosions will be discussed.
4) Attention will be given to the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the properties and components of propane tanks and safety rules and best practises for handling, storing and disposing of tanks.
5) Participants will also receive instruction on occupational health and safety laws in general, the Ontario Fire Code, plus laws and regulations governing the use of this fuel and personal protective clothing.