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Happy 2nd Birthday Rillea Technologies!

In honour of Rillea’s 2nd birthday, we are publishing this article, which chronicles our history and was originally published by the Office of Partnerships and Innovation Queen’s University, May 29th, 2018 Rillea Technologies: Chemical Safety in the Palm of Your Hand Lisa Hallsworth can remember the incident that inspired her to create Rillea. Back in […]

Protected Worker

Are You Meeting Your Chemical Regulatory Requirements?

The main purpose of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is to protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job. For chemical hazards, the OHSA requires employers to ensure 3 activities are completed: Chemicals in the workplace are clearly identified Worker exposure to chemicals is controlled Workers receive enough information about chemicals […]

Bystanders

Are You a Chemical Bystander?

The bystander effect is a well documented social phenomenon that explains why, when confronted with an emergency, people do not act. In simple terms it states that the more people there are in the area when an emergency occurs the less likely an individual is to help. Two factors lead to this effect. The first […]

Frustration

Are You Frustrated by WHMIS?

WHMIS was created to help reduce the injuries, illnesses, deaths, medical costs, fires and explosions caused by the unsafe use of hazardous products. Despite these noble objectives, 30 years after its creation it is one of the most frustrating pieces of legislation in the Health and Safety area. Why? Frustration exists when you do the […]