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Benefits of Online WHMIS Training
Online courses are a fast and efficient way to learn new concepts and process important information. With more than 4 million students enrolled in online schools and universities (a number thatís estimated to increase by as much as 30% each year). [Read more...]

How to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury of the musculoskeletal and nervous system that is caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations or sustained or awkward positions. Over time, RSI can create a number of related problems ranging from minor, constant aches and discomfort. [Read more...]

How to Establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee
Workplace safety isnít just the responsibility of employers and managers. According to the concept of Internal Responsibility System (IRS), job safety should be based on the principle that every individual in a workplace is responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. [Read more...]

Numbers Donít Lie: Work Place Health and Safety Statistics
WHMIS training and workplace safety planning should be an integral part of every business operation. By focusing on health and safety, businesses can improve their reputation in the community, retain talented employees and attract new clients. [Read more...]

Workplace Control Measures
Workplace controls are important measures that can help prevent or minimize workplace hazards and injuries. The following information is meant to provide a general understanding of these measures. For a detailed explanation of these controls, a great resource is your WHMIS training materials. [Read more...]

The importance of WHMIS hazard labelling in the workplace
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS for short, is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials and chemicals commonly found in Canadian workplaces. [Read more...]

Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets
A Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, contains information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity, or environmental) of a chemical or material. The MSDS document also features detailed information on how to work safely with the hazardous material at hand. [Read more...]

Proper lifting techniques for the Workplace
Lifting heavy items improperly is one of the leading causes of back, leg, and arm pain and chronic injury. Paying close attention to your form and method of lifting, both at home and on the job, is critical when it comes to maintaining a strong, sturdy back. [Read more...]

Hazardous Household, Office, and Consumer Products
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, WHMIS, provides industry workers with guidelines and regulations concerning the proper handling, storage, and disposal of toxic materials. But have you ever stopped to think about the possible hazards associated with office and household items? [Read more...]

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odourless, tasteless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. CO is also potentially deadly. Once inhaled, carbon monoxide replaces the oxygen in the blood, slowly killing off cells and starving vital organs of their necessary fuel. [Read more...]