Statement from the Chief Prevention Officer (MOL) 11/27/2015

This week, four workers were killed in separate incidents while at work.  The lives of many families have been shattered.  Colleagues and communities now have to deal with irreparable losses. These are pointless and senseless workplace fatalities.  It’s the law to keep all workers safe in the Province of Ontario. Through this statement I’m calling… Read More…

WHMIS 2015

Implementation of GHS in Canada Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). WHMIS stands for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a  comprehensive system for providing health and safety information on the safe use of hazardous products used… Read More…

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Golf Cart Safety Issues

Golf carts being operated by customers who drive recklessly can lead to serious and in some cases fatal injuries. Here are some comments from one of the leaders in the golf insurance industry. Read More

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How to Prepare for an MOL Inspection

If you have 20 or more full time, part time or seasonal employees, then you must form a Joint Health and Safety Committee. You need to have a Worker and Management rep designated and certified in Level 1 and Level 2 of safety certification plus other members. Try to get a cross section of people… Read More…

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Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification (GHS) – Getting Started

One of the first things an employer should do is to create a list of all hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This list should include retail consumer chemicals such as bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, etc. Compiling this list is required as per section 1910.1200(e)(1)(i) of Federal Regulations as part of a written hazards communication program…. Read More…