MHR 523 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Canada Labour Code, Safety Data Sheet, Joint Committee

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Published on 22 Apr 2013
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Ryerson University
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Human Resources
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MHR 523
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Chapter 13 Ensuring Health and Safety at the Workplace
(Pg. 465- 485)
Federal & Provincial Safety Regulations
- Most employers and employees are governed by the provincial legislation
- At the federal level, the Canada Labour Code (pt. 2) details the elements of an industrial
safety program and provides for regulations to deal with various types of occupational
safety problems
- Establishes 3 fundamental employee rights:
The right to know about hazards in the workplace
The right to participate in correcting those hazards
The right to refuse dangerous work
- Key element of health and safety laws is the joint occupational health and safety
committee, which is a group consisting of reps of the employers and employees that meets
regularly in order to reduce accident rates
Hazardous Products
Hazardous Products Act an act whose primary objective is the protection of consumers by
regulating the sale of dangerous products
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
Requires that suppliers label hazardous products and provide a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS) on each
Requires an employer to provide training to enable employees to
Recognize WHMIS symbols
Understand the info in the MSDS
Nature of potential hazards from misuse
Suggested emergency treatment procedures
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act makes transport Canada, a federal govn’t agency,
responsible for handling and transporting dangerous materials by federally regulated
shipping and transportation companies
o Requires such goods to be identified, that a career is informed of them, and that
they are classified according to the coding system
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety act
o The center is supervised by a board of governors made up of reps of the federal
govn’t, labour, and employers
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CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Consumer products can be controlled products under WHMIS
Products such as Bleach, WD40, Paint and Glue are controlled products and therefore are
subject to the WHMIS regulations
3 BASIC ELEMENTS OF WHMIS
Site Specific Training and Education
Product Labels
Material Safety Data Sheets [MSDS]
CLASS A: COMPRESSED GAS
This class includes compressed gases, dissolved gases, and gases liquefied by compression or
refrigeration
CLASS B: FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
This class includes solids, liquids, and gases capable of catching fire in the presence of a spark or
open flame under normal working conditions.
- flammable gas, solid, liquid, aerosol, combustible liquid, reactive flammable material
CLASS C: OXIDIZING MATERIAL
These materials increase the risk of fire if they come in contact with flammable or combustible
materials.
CLASS D: POISONOUS AND INFECTIOUS MATERIAL
Division 1: Materials causing immediate and serious toxic effects
Division 2: Materials Causing Other Toxic Effects
These materials can cause life-threatening and serious long-term health problems as well as less
severe but immediate reactions in a person who is repeatedly exposed to small amounts.
Division 3: Biohazardous Infectious Material
CLASS E: CORROSIVE MATERIAL
This class includes caustic and acid materials that can destroy the skin or eat through metals.
Examples: sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid
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Document Summary

Chapter 13 ensuring health and safety at the workplace (pg. Most employers and employees are governed by the provincial legislation. At the federal level, the canada labour code (pt. 2) details the elements of an industrial safety program and provides for regulations to deal with various types of occupational safety problems. The right to know about hazards in the workplace. The right to participate in correcting those hazards. Key element of health and safety laws is the joint occupational health and safety committee, which is a group consisting of reps of the employers and employees that meets regularly in order to reduce accident rates. Hazardous products: hazardous products act an act whose primary objective is the protection of consumers by regulating the sale of dangerous products, workplace hazardous material information system (whmis) Requires that suppliers label hazardous products and provide a material safety data. Sheet (msds) on each: requires an employer to provide training to enable employees to.

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