Friday, March 2, 2018

The 3 year transition period to the "New WHMIS" legislation ends December 1, 2018.  Workplaces, suppliers, and manufactures must be fully compliant by this time.  Contact CHEM Safety today for the New WHMIS training courses available.

On February 11, 2015 Canada adopted the new standard for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS).  The revised WHMIS will now include the internationally recognized standard “Globally Harmonized System (GHS)” for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.  Here are some of the changes companies can expect with the introduction of the New WHMIS:
    ·         Symbols:  Learn more about some of the completely new symbols to be introduced.
    ·         Labels: Learn about the new changes to labels.
    ·         MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) will now be referred to as SDS (Safety Data Sheet).  Since all material will now be standard throughout the world all SDS will need to comply.
    ·         Classification: Suppliers must classify their products using the new GHS-based criteria.  This will be a complex task for many.

Monday, February 26, 2018


Our updated workshop, Canada Labour Code II: What Managers & Supervisors Need To Know, offers a more engaging approach to OSH training for managers and supervisors.  Below are details in response to some frequently asked questions.

Why should I take a course on Canada Labour Code II (CLCII)?

 Federal legislation make it mandatory for federally-regulated* employees to protect the health and safety of their employees.  Managers and supervisors, working on behalf of their employer, share this duty.  Participation in an instruction session will help managers, supervisors, and others understand their legal obligations.  Furthermore, CLCII requires that employers instruct their managers and supervisors on occupational safety and health matters.

Why should I take the “Canada Labour Code II: What Managers & Supervisors Need To Know” course?

This engaging workshop will educate and challenge your thinking about occupational safety and health (OSH).  You’ll participate in interesting discussions, group activities, and case law studies in this interactive workshop-style session.  Emphasis is on learning key CLCII obligations of those who direct the work of employees, as well as what’s required to thoroughly exercise due diligence for health and safety.  Your instructor, Chris Jodouin, has over 25 years of experience in various health and safety roles and more than 10 years’ experience leading CLCII workshops for managers, supervisors, and health & safety committees.

What will I take away from this course?

 This course has been designed to enable you to:

  1. Explain key requirements of CLCII and understand the underlying principles upon which this legislation is based.
  2. Understand how to fulfill your legal duties required by OSH legislation.
  3. Describe "due diligence" as used in the context of occupational health & safety.
  4. Exercise due diligence when directing work.
  5. Determine other OSH training required by you and your staff.
  6. Be an active contributor to your organization's safety culture.

You will leave with a participant workbook containing the day’s learning material and resources to access back at work.

*Employers subject to CLCII include these sectors:

Aboriginal/Air Transport/Banking/Bridges and Tunnels/Broadcasting/Communications/Federal Crown Corporations/Public Service Dept.’s/Feed, Flower & Seed Mills/Grain Elevations/Long shoring/Energy and Mining/Pipelines/Postal Contractors/Rail Transport/Interprovincial Road Transport/Water Transport

Monday, January 1, 2018


CHEM Safety is ready to certify your workers in AB and SK to learn about gas code requirements for propane construction heaters. Classroom training is combined with practical hands-on instruction at your AB./SK. workplace or project site.
3-year certification is provided through the Canadian Propane Association. Contact us(AB./SK./MB.) to arrange your training session.