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 chemical safety training course demonstrates how to incorporate the necessary changes of the new system WHMIS 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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Respirator safety discussions including 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. Any chemical safety training should be done by a competent trainer.
It is imperative that users are trained in the selection, care, use and maintenance of this equipment. Chemical safety training must include the use of PPE.
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). Respirator safety training in NOT handing 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 respirator safety protection, and general chemical safety
Workers who work with, and who are exposed to dangerous chemicals must be trained chemical safety to handle those products, to prevent spills, and responding properly to actual spills, if they occur. This includes WHMIS 2015 and respirator safety training.
Workplaces that rely on propane and other dangerous fuel sources to power equipment must provide health and safety training to workers on WHMIS 2015, chemical safety, and the proper use and handling of these fuels.
Chemical Safety Training Includes:
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.