Free Webinar: Implementation of GHS in Canada
A collaboration between Health Canada and CCOHS
Changes are coming to Canada's national chemical classification and hazard communication standard for workplace chemicals. WHMIS is set to evolve to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (or GHS) for workplace chemicals.
To help you learn more about the GHS and how it will impact WHMIS, Health Canada, in collaboration with CCOHS, has released a free recorded webinar. This presentation will give you a better understanding of Health Canada's proposed approach to implementing the GHS in Canada and will outline proposed new hazard classification and communication obligations in WHMIS, which will take effect when the GHS is implemented in Canada.
This webinar is targeted towards Canadian audiences: WHMIS suppliers (or their representatives) who sell or import hazardous products for use in Canadian workplaces, as well as employers who manufacture hazardous products for use in their own workplaces.
Infographic: Steps of Ladder Safety
Get tips on working safely with ladders
Ladders are used in many workplaces to assist with a variety of tasks.
However, every year a significant number of injuries occur when people use ladders.
The reasons vary and include not securing the ladder, using a damaged or incorrect type of ladder for the job, and not holding onto the ladder properly when climbing.
Learn more about choosing the right ladder, the importance of inspection, set-up and placement, plus tips to work safely from ladders, in our latest infographic.
Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort
Watch the recorded webinar anytime
Thinking about starting a healthy workplace team at your workplace? This recorded webinar is for you.
Join Laurie Tirone as she recounts the development of the Healthy Workplace Team here at CCOHS. What began as simply posting information to a bulletin board has blossomed into a year-round team effort that follows the four avenues of influence for a healthy workplace: physical work environment, personal health resources in the workplace, the psychosocial work environment, and community involvement.
Learn how this initiative gained momentum - management support is key - and get some practical tips and ideas to help jump-start your own healthy workplace plans.
Practice Mental Fitness at Work
New items from CCOHS can help
While there is growing awareness of the role that the workplace plays in affecting our mental wellness, workers can also take steps towards promoting their own mental well-being by building a strong resilience to stress - a process referred to as mental fitness.
Our new 10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness poster and fast-fast cards - designed for easy distribution at your workplace - are eye-catching and chock full of practical suggestions.
Make it a habit to practice mental fitness everyday.
Keep Up to Standard
CSA Standards now available from CCOHS
You can now purchase bestselling and occupational health and safety standards from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) directly from CCOHS.
CSA develops standards in a wide range of subject areas covering product safety and performance, process improvement, best practices, and safer work environments.
Want them all in one? Consider CCOHS' Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards service - all the standards from CSA that are referenced in the CCOHS legislation collection are included for fast and convenient one-stop access.
Position for Comfort and Safety
Handy reminders to take a good position at work
Don't be a slouch when it comes to sitting properly at work.
Learning and practicing how to sit properly can reduce stress and strain on your muscles, tendons, and skeletal system.
Distribute these handy fast fact cards packed with helpful reminders on how to position the body for safety and comfort, and to thereby reduce the risk of developing MSDs in the workplace. Their compact size is ideal for posting in workstations, meeting rooms, computer labs, and more.
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