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Spring Newsletter

Written by: Lisa Hallsworth

Published on: 17 April 2019

SDS RiskAssist Nominated for COS Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award – Help us win!

For the second year in a row, SDS RiskAssist has been nominated for the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award in the SDS Management Solutions category (Question 45).  Last year we were one of 3 winners. This year, we aim to be #1! Please help us by taking the time to vote for SDS RiskAssist and your favourite safety partners in all categories. Voting is open until April 23rd. As well, please feel free to forward our newsletter to colleagues who may be interested in voting for their favourite partners. If you have already voted, thanks very much! We appreciate your support!


It’s Daffodil Month! Let’s work together to prevent cancer.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to help PREVENT cancer! SDS RiskAssist makes it easy for organizations to rapidly identify carcinogens and other short- and long-term hazards in your chemical collection so that you can safeguard employee health and well-being today and tomorrow! 


UN Sustainable Development Pin

Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2016, the World Health Organization declared that sound management of chemicals and waste was essential to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG).

Rillea Technologies has committed to using SDS RiskAssist and our services to support seven of these goals (3, 5, 9, 12, 13, 14 & 17). We are also pleased to present our partners and customers with UN SDG pins in recognition of their huge strides in responsible chemicals management.

Learn more about registering your organization to achieve these goals and watch our social media feeds, newsletters and blogs for more on our partners and their progress in supporting these important initiatives.


Government of Ontario Launching New Illness & Disease Prevention Strategy

The Government of Ontario has announced the launch of a new illness and disease prevention strategy, including appointing Dr. Paul Demers, Director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre in Ontario, to conduct a review of occupational cancer. Watch Dr. Demers’ Nachemson Memorial Lecture on preventing occupational disease and learn about why more hazard/exposure surveillance is needed in the workplace.


Let’s keep the conversation going!

Follow any or all of our social media feeds (see links below) to hear news about Rillea Technologies or SDS RiskAssist. Sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website. We’d love to answer any questions you may have and support your journey in responsible chemical management.

 __ Lisa & Rob, Rillea Technologies



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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 and 2019 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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