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Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS

Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS
September 2016 | Fran├žais

Free MSDS to WHMIS 2015 SDS White Paper

WHMIS is changing. With transition deadlines looming, suppliers of hazardous products need to get ready. Download a free white paper from CCOHS with guidance on how to transition a 16-section ANSI format WHMIS 1988 MSDS to a WHMIS 2015 SDS.

Packed with helpful charts, discussion and tips, this guide will also be useful to employers and safety professionals familiar with WHMIS 1988 who want to understand the new information required in WHMIS 2015 SDSs.

Get the Word Out with Handouts

Easily share information on important health and safety issues with our new handouts, packed with guidance and practical tips for both workers and employers. Topics include mental health in the workplace, violence prevention, sitting, and WHMIS 2015. These 5-page accordion-fold handouts are printed double-sided, with English on one side and French on the other.

See all handouts


Know the Health, Safety and Environmental Laws

Canadian envirOSH Legislation plus Standards

MSDS Management Service. Stay compliant with easy online access

Featured e-Course: Confined Space Management

Recommended for those who have responsibility for confined spaces on their worksites, this course builds on the concepts introduced in Confined Spaces - The Basics, describing the essential components required to establish and manage a confined space program in the workplace. It also outlines important considerations for emergency preparedness and the duties and responsibilities of workplace parties, including due diligence and best practices.

Have Your Say: Weigh in on the Changing Workplace

Forum 2016 logo

What are the top barriers and issues affecting the health and safety of workplaces in Canada, and what can we do about them? Seize your opportunity to be heard by taking part in an online survey that continues the conversation sparked at Forum 2016 held earlier this year in Vancouver.

See if you agree with the top barriers, issues and ideas

Free Teaching Tools for Back to School

Free Teaching Tools

Bring health and safety into the classroom. CCOHS' Teaching Tools makes it easy for teachers to educate their students about what they need to know to stay healthy and safe when they enter the workforce. This resource - a $100 value packed with 200+ pages of information on various workplace hazards, is now available for free. In the coming weeks, we will be refreshing the content and features of this resource.

Check out Teaching Tools

Zika Virus Awareness for Canadian Workers

Zika Virus Awareness for Canadian Workers

Zika virus awareness is important for Canadian workers travelling in areas where Zika is present or if they could come into contact with someone who may have been exposed to Zika. This podcast discusses how the Zika virus can affect Canadians and what precautionary measures workers and employers can take.

Listen to the podcast

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