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There are hundreds of materials that we now use in the workplace, some help us produce ormake a better product they can also make our task easier. Although these materials help usin many ways they also present us with some problems by being dangerous if used wronglyand without care and attention.
How do we know which are dangerous?How can we protect ourselves and others?
To know the answers to theses questions, this is where WHMIS which became LAW in Saskatchewan inOctober 31
1988. WHMIS requires suppliers and employers to use the system to identify and handle anyhazardous materials safely. If the rules and regulations are not followed you can be charged with an offenceand, fined or jailed if convicted. It also states that you have a
RIGHT TO KNOW.
Suppliers and employers must by LAW identify all the hazards concerning the materials you will have tohandle while at work, also any effects contact will have on you and the environment. Material Safety DataSheets (MSDS) they must also identify any treatment or first aid if any contact is made and clean up orcontainment procedure in the environment.
REMEMBER ALL ACCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE