Workers in Many Sectors
Case Study: Municipalities Management of Chemicals

Written by: Lisa Hallsworth

Published on: 16 October 2018

Municipalities use hundreds of chemicals in their day to day operations for cleaning, maintenance, water treatment, waste water treatment, swimming pools, arenas, etc. Managing employee occupational health and safety and the regulatory requirements for these chemicals can be challenging at best. SDS RiskAssist works with the municipalities’ WHMIS documents.  It reads the safety data sheets, compares the information to local regulations and summarizes the documents and hazards in ways that guides users to quickly identify workplace risks. Once a hazard has been identified, people are generally good at assessing and mitigating the risks through elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls or personal protective equipment. To read about the benefits that the City of Quinte West realized in the first 4 months of using SDS RiskAssist, click here. Contact us to get your municipality working with Rillea Technologies and SDS RiskAssist.


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SDS RiskAssist is brought to you by award-winning Rillea Technologies, an Ontario-based company that uses the power of technology to give employers control and understanding over the otherwise pervasive and worrisome use of chemicals. SDS RiskAssist ensures workers know why chemicals are being used, what their benefits and hazards are and how to use them safely! RilleaTech’s 10-step chemical management process guides employer action to mitigate their risk and ensure workers have the right knowledge to prevent harm. Workers can access this knowledge via mobile or desktop devices as often as needed, from anywhere in the world. SDS RiskAssist is the winner of 2018, 2019, and 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine; the 2019 Innovation Guelph Startup of the Year Award; the 2019 Quinte Business Achievement Award (Trailblazer category) and The Ottawa Network’s 2020 Bootstrap Award (SaaS category). Rillea Technologies supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, working with our clients to take action for a sustainable planet.

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