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New Guidelines for Workers Handling Hazardous Substances

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New Guidelines for Workers Handling Hazardous Substances

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | August 08, 2016

The Canadian government has recently announced new regulations that are aimed at improving the safety standards in organizations where hazardous materials are being handled by workers. These new rules come as a part of the implementation of the GHS system or Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Once implemented, these rules will ensure that such business entities are complaint with international workplace safety training and standards in this respect.

Including the new rules in Joint Health and Safety Training

For such businesses, it may be a smart move to include the new rules and their implications in any health and safety courses, online or on-site, that are conducted for workers and supervisors. This will ensure that the business does not face any legal repercussions for non- compliance, which can lead to heavy penalties. Hiring a reputed Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) who can offer updated advice and guidance about changes in prevailing laws is a good way to keep track of such developments. The CRSP can also take over the training sessions for employees.

A point to note is that the GHS implementation makes it easier for businesses to deal with global counterparts that follow the same or similar regulations.

Be compliant and hire a Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) from SafetyON Environmental Inc.