STAO Safety Mindedness Teacher Training Resource Update

STAO’s Safety Mindedness Program, the leading safety training program for Ontario Science teachers has been updated.   Safety Mindedness now works seamlessly on virtually any device.  Gestures like screen shrinking and expanding now works on tablets and phones. Continue reading

WHMIS 2015 and Consumer Products

What are the Labelling Requirements for Consumer Products in 2017?

WHMIS 2015 covers a wide range of hazardous chemicals and substances (called “controlled products”), including everyday chemical products found in workplaces, such as cleaning supplies, adhesives and solvents. Continue reading

In the Blink of an Eye – Contact lenses and Lab Safety

 

This article by James Kaufman, of the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) provides an interesting summary of the myths and facts regarding contact lens safety in the lab.

This article is provided with permission of LSI and was originally published in their Winter 2016-17 issue of “Speaking of Safety” newsletter.  Access to the newsletter is free.  Sign up for your subscription 

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Hazard and Risk – How they differ


A lot of jargon is used when talking about risk and some of this can be confusing. In the discussion about chemicals, the words “risk” and “hazard” are very often used as if interchangeable. In this brochure we offer our understanding of the difference between these expressions, appreciation of which is fundamental to informed debate on the safety of chemical products and processes.

This article by Cefic – The European Chemical Industry Council provides an excellent yet simple overview of the difference between these terms.

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