What are Designated Substances in Ontario?

In Ontario, the Designated Substances (DS) are defined in Table 1 of Ontario Regulation 490/09. O. Reg. 490/09 consolidates eleven of the twelve stand-alone regulations for designated substances being used, handled or stored in Ontario and it came into effect on July 1st, 2010. The only regulation that was not consolidated was O. Reg. 278/05 […]

Mining for gold nuggets

Your SDS Collection is a Gold Mine

Your companies collection of SDS is uniquely valuable. A good gold mine produces  2 ounces of gold for every ton of rock mined. That is  a lot of effort to get the valuable nuggets from the overwhelming quantity of ore. Likewise, you are challenged to get the nuggets of information you need from your SDS collection. […]

SDS Hand Protection

What Your SDS Won’t Tell You

A typical SDS contains 10-15 pages of information. But don’t assume it will tell you everything you need to know. Do I Need to Wear Gloves ? In WHMIS 2015 there are 3 different hazard statements that are used to highlight dangerous skin or dermal contact.  Fatal in contact with skin Toxic in contact with […]

Solving complex problems

Happy New Year from Rillea Technologies!

Connecting the Dots! As the Rillea team considers goals for 2017, I can’t help but reflect on the now famous Steve Jobs quote, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” This is so true and […]