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Safety Awareness

Safety Awareness

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Published by: Tosh Cousen on Oct 16, 2009
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BRECK GOING FURTHER1
 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
st
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
 
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 Your responsibility:
Although suppliers and employers have must identify any hazards and make you awareof them, you must follow and read the labels before use to protect you from harmby:
 
Recognizing labels (MSDS)
Checking the hazard
Following all the recommended procedures
 To do this you will require training which the employer must give to you by LAW so you can identify andhandle hazardous materials safely, you must follow them also by LAW.If you still have any doubts about the product ask do use it then ask later the damage to you or theenvironment could already be done.
REMEMBER ALL ACCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE
 
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What is hazardous materials?
 This is any substance which causes illness, disease or death to unprotected people. These materials can also be referred to as hazardous products, dangerous orcontrolled products even dangerous goods.
How bad are the hazards?
 The dangers of hazardous materials can be caused by fire, explosion, skin contact, swallowing or breathing – in. Theeffect this will have on you will depend on one or more things.How much pressure there isHow easily the material burns or explodesHow much of the material there isHow toxic it isHow it enters the bodyHow strong/concentrated it isSo just looking at the list above, shows you how important it is to understand what you are using, and how to dealwith it.
REMEMBER ALL ACCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE

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