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How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the ...

This pictogram is used by several hazard classes in the health hazard group. What are the hazards of products that have the health hazard pictogram? This pictogram is used for a number of very different health hazards, which can result in serious health issues.

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the ...

This pictogram is used by several hazard classes within the health hazard group. The exception is Skin sensitization where the exclamation mark pictogram is assigned to all categories within the hazard class. Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Eye irritation (Category 2 and 2A) - This category includes irritant products causing reversible effects within 21 days of exposure, or products that are severe skin irritants.

Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Silicosis

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. As such, the only way to protect workers’ health is the control to exposure to silica-containing dusts. Identifying workers with conditions that may be aggravated by exposure to silica and establishing baseline measures for determining changes in health.

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Products using the "Environ ...

What are the hazards of products that have the environment pictogram? In addition to the specific hazards identified by the environment pictogram, it is important to remember that the product may have other hazards. If the product using this pictogram is also potentially hazardous to humans (e.g., physical or health hazards), it would have the other hazard pictograms to warn about its other properties.

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using "Gas ...

What are the hazards of products that have the gas cylinder pictogram? Hazard Class and Category Signal Word Hazard Statement Gases under pressure – Compressed gas Warning Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Gases under pressure – Liquefied gas Warning Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated.

WHMIS 2015 - Glossary: WHMIS 2015 - Glossary - A-G

Aspiration hazards – hazardous products classified in this hazard class may be fatal if the hazardous product is swallowed and enters the airways. A chronic health effect is an adverse health effect resulting from long-term exposure or a persistent adverse health effect resulting from a short-term exposure. Gases under pressure – hazardous products classified in this hazard class are compressed gases, liquefied gases, dissolved gases, or refrigerated liquefied gases.

Chemicals and Materials: Substitution of Chemicals - Considerations for Selectio ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Furthermore, biological effects or adverse health effects caused by short-term exposures to high concentrations of a chemical may not be the same as those resulting from low level, long-term exposures. Long term health effects such as chronic lung disease may be more significant than short term health effects.

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Risk Group 3 means a category of human pathogens that pose a high risk to the health of individuals and a low risk to public health and includes the human pathogens listed in Schedule 3. They are likely to cause serious disease in a human. If the product using this pictogram is also potentially hazardous to humans (e.g., ...

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products Classified ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Simple asphyxiants are gases which can become so concentrated that they displace oxygen (or, push out the oxygen) in the air. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Health and Safety Programs: Inspection Checklist - Sample Checklist for Chemical ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. If there are several persons in charge of purchasing products, implement a communication/updating system so that all products are inventoried in a centralized system. This system will ensure that those in charge of hazard information are informed about the presenceof the product.

Health and Safety Programs: Risk Assessment

Risk evaluation - the process of comparing an estimated risk against given risk criteria to determine the significance of the risk. The aim of the risk assessment process is to evaluate hazards, then remove that hazard or minimize the level of its risk by adding control measures, as necessary. Identify actions necessary to eliminate the hazard, or control the risk using the hierarchy of risk control methods.

Occupations and Workplaces: Pest Controller and Fumigator

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What are some health and safety issues for pest controllers and fumigators? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Health and Safety Programs: Working Alone - General

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Other examples are gas station attendants, convenience store clerks, food outlet employees, taxi drivers, home care employees, social service workers, security guards or custodians. For more information on how to set up a violence prevention program please see Violence in the Workplace.

Powered Hand Tools: Powered Hand Tools - Electric Tools - Basic Safety

Check electric tools to ensure that a tool with a 3-prong plug has an approved 3-wire cord and is grounded. Remove the battery from the tool or ensure that the tool is switched off or locked off before changing accessories, making adjustments, or storing the tool. During use, keep power cords clear of tools and the path that the tool will take.

Powered Hand Tools: Powered Hand Tools - Drills

Check electric tools to ensure that a tool with a 3-prong plug has an approved 3-wire cord and is grounded. Remove the battery from the tool or ensure that the tool is switched off or locked off before changing accessories, making adjustments, or storing the tool. During use, keep power cords clear of tools and the path that the tool will take.

Garages: Garages - Hydraulic Lifts - Operation

Check that the automatic chock devices on drive-on or runway lifts are in position before raising a vehicle. Lower the vehicle and reposition the vehicle on the lift before continuing further if the contact with the vehicle is not even or if it looks as if the vehicle may slip. Adjust lift arms or other supports, or remove chocks, as needed, so that the vehicle can be moved without bumping into any parts of the lift when the vehicle is driven away.

Forklift Trucks: Forklift Trucks - Maintenance

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. What safety procedures should you follow when servicing a forklift truck? Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Information Resources and Referrals: Acronyms

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. You should contact the organization(s) directly for more information about their services. Please note that mention of these organizations does not represent a recommendation or endorsement by CCOHS of these organizations over others of which you may be aware.

HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS Precautions - Embalming and Morgues - Procedures

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Wear safety glasses or goggles, or a face shield (with safety glasses or goggles) when there is a chance of fluids splashing. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Legislation: WHMIS 1988 - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs): Creating

2Preparation InformationPreparation Information1. Name and phone of the group, department or party responsible for the preparation for the material safety data sheet. The objective of this standard is to "create consistency in providing information on safety, health and environmental matters for chemical products". They also require a statement such as "This product has been classified according to the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR...


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