How to use a safety data sheet to protect your workers
Sara Lovell, CIH, P.Eng. Occupational Hygienist, Consulting Services West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
This is not your typical WHMIS session! With the advent of WHMIS 2015, employers and supervisors must now ensure that their workforce is prepared to understand the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). This session is aimed to provide strategies to better understand the information presented in a SDS and what it means to your workplace. Learn about approaches to decode the hazards noted in the SDS and better understand how to communicate the risk to your workforce. A focus on chemicals, the potential health effects, where to go for additional information and protective measures will be included in this presentation.
Noise apps and their effectiveness
John Oduyk, MSc CIH ROH, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
There are a number of noise apps on the market, but how do you determine which are reliable and which are not? John Oudyk has over 30 years of experience evaluating the performance effectiveness of noise apps and will share his insights on the effectiveness of these tools in the workplace. He will also provide sound advice on which apps to choose and will share tips on simple and inexpensive methods of noise control.
Breathe Safe at Work: How to use respirators safely and start a respirator protection program
Bev Borst MA, BScN, RN, COHN(C), Advanced Safety Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada Company
Michael Puccini, Health and Safety Consultant West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Employers are required to provide workers with appropriate respirators when exposure to hazardous substances like gases and vapours, dusts and fibres are present in the workplace. Different hazards require different types of respirators. This session will take participants through an overview of the elements of a Respirator Program as defined by CSA Z94.4-18 highlighting key aspects such as: different types of respirators, cleaning and maintenance, employee training and fit testing. Quantitative fit testing will also be demonstrated.