While forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each year they continue to be associated with workplace deaths and injuries. Forklift incidents can be prevented, especially when employers and workers work together to improve safety and health at work.
Utility knives or “box cutters” are widely used in retail, manufacturing, construction and other industries. They are used for everything from cutting string and opening cartons to cutting drywall and roofing materials. They are such a common tool that most people don’t think they need training on how to use them safely. However, over 60% of workplace hand injuries are lacerations (deep cuts) many from the improper use of utility knives.
An overview of the responsibilities of hazmat employers and employees (offerors/shippers, carriers and consignees) under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Subchapter C, "Hazardous Materials Regulations", including classification, packaging, hazard communication requirements including shipping papers, marking, labeling and placarding, as well as incident reporting and security.
The course familiarizes workers with the HazCom system used across the United States, and the world, to provide safety information and training about hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. Participants will learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200) which adopted the 'Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals' (GHS).
Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course provides Ontario managers, supervisors and those with health and safety responsibilities with the information they need to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and develop effective safety programs in the workplace.