Eyewash

Do You Need An Eyewash Fountain?

During its 2016 Chemical Handling Blitz, Ministry of Labour Inspectors handed out 116 orders for failure to comply with Section 124 of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments which state: “Where a worker is exposed to a potential hazard of injury to the eye due to contact with a biological or chemical substance, an eyewash fountain […]

Corrosive

Simple, Relevant Messages for End-Users of Hazardous Chemicals

The end-users of hazardous chemicals in the workplace are workers, students, clients or contractors. They are typically not the technical experts who understand the chemical properties, potential hazards and exposure control methods for the materials they are using. The Workplace Hazardous Information Management System (WHMIS) attempts to help end-users by requiring the use of  Safety […]

DSL

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 […]