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July, 2017
Noise - Hearing Conservation Program NEW
What Makes Chemicals Poisonous Revised
Guide to Writing an OHS Policy Statement Revised
Violence in the Workplace Revised
Computer Glasses Revised
Cold Environments - Working in the Cold Revised
Internet Harassment or Cyberbullying Revised
Respirators - Respirators Versus Surgical Masks NEW
Respirators - Wearing a Respirator NEW
Selecting and Hiring an OH&S Consultant NEW
Occupational Hygiene - Occupational Disease NEW
June, 2017
Occupational Cancer Revised
Temperature Conditions - Cold Revised
Thermal Comfort for Office Work Revised
Temperature Conditions - Hot Revised
Temperature Conditions - Legislation NEW
Computer Mouse - Location - Between Keyboard and Operator Revised
Shovelling Revised
Welding - Hot Work Revised
Waste Anesthetic Gases, Hazards of Revised
Computer Mouse - Location - Beside Keyboard Revised
Computer Mouse - Common Problems from Use Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Education and Training Revised
May, 2017
Mental Health - How to Address and Support NEW
WHMIS 2015 - General Revised
First Aid - Administering Naloxone (naloxone hydrochloride) NEW
Landscaping - Poisonous Plants NEW
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S Revised
ILO-CIS - Collaboration Network Revised
Work Injury Statistics Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being Promotion - Getting Started Revised
Pesticides - Labels Revised
Pesticides - Re-entry Interval Revised
Mental Health - Introduction Revised
Mental Health - Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being - Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Program Revised
Chainsaws - Handling, Transportation & Storage Revised
April, 2017
First Aid - Using an Epinephrine Auto-injector NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Classification NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Overview NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Training NEW
Hepatitis A Revised
Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome Revised
Q Fever Revised
Pushing & Pulling - General Revised
Incident Investigation Revised
Courses in OH&S Canada Revised
Effective Workplace Inspections Revised
Wheel Mounting on Portable Grinders Revised
Handling and Storing of Bonded Abrasive Wheels Revised
Driving - Using Cellular Telephones and Other Devices Revised
Beryllium - Health Effects Revised
Travel Safety Revised
Pesticides - General Revised
Sample Risk Assessment Form Revised
March, 2017
Noise - Audiometric Tests NEW
Lead on Construction Projects NEW
Mental Health - Return to Work NEW
Precarious Employment and Vulnerable Workers NEW
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Revised
Hand Tools - Hammers Revised
Hand Tools - Struck Tools Revised
Hand Tools - Wrenches Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Embalming and Morgues Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Health Care Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Needles and Sharps and Handling Contaminated Materials Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Embalming and Morgues - Procedures Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Dental Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Correctional Institutions Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Laboratories Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Emergency Personnel Revised
Shipping & Receiving Revised
Formaldehyde Solutions Revised
Propane Revised
February, 2017
Risk Assessment Revised
Occupational Hygiene - Occupational Exposure Limits NEW
Psittacosis Revised
Flood Clean-up NEW
Working with Household (Chlorine) Bleach NEW
Food and Kitchen Hygiene NEW
Ladders - Step Revised
Control Banding Revised
How Workplace Chemicals Enter the Body Revised
Sarcoidosis Revised
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Revised
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): General Information and Health Effects Revised
Hazard and Risk Revised
Raynaud's Phenomenon Revised
Vibration - Health Effects Revised
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): Workplace Policy Revised
Healthy Eating at Work Revised
Asbestos - What is... Revised
January, 2017
Garages - Servicing Vehicles Revised
Garages - Tire Precautions Revised
Garages - Autobody Repair Revised
Garages - Vehicle Maintenance Revised
Violence in the Workplace - Domestic Violence NEW
Noise - Control Measures NEW
OHS Posting Requirements NEW
Silicosis NEW
First Aid for Chemical Exposures Revised
Hand Tools - Wood Chisels Revised
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis) Revised
Workers' Advisor or Advocate Offices Across Canada Revised
Acetone Revised
Ammonia Revised
Benzene Revised
Carbon Dioxide Revised
Carbon Monoxide Revised
Chlorine Revised
Emergency Showers and Eyewash Stations Revised
Ethylene Oxide Revised
Gasoline Revised
Hydrogen Sulfide Revised
Lead Revised
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Revised
Mercury Revised
Methane Revised
Methylene Chloride Revised
Phosphoric Acid (Solutions) Revised
Silica, quartz Revised
Sodium Hydroxide Revised
Sulfur Dioxide Revised
Sulfuric Acid Revised
Titanium Dioxide Revised
Toluene Revised
Trichloroethylene Revised
Xylene (mixed isomers) Revised
December, 2016
Road Work - Backing Up Safely NEW
WHMIS 2015 - Laboratories NEW
Trenching and Excavation NEW
Personal or Individual Risk Factors Revised
Noise - Auditory Effects Revised
Job Safety Analysis Revised
Vibration - Measurement, Control and Standards Revised
Battery Charging Revised
Garages - Batteries Revised
Garages - Fuel Safety Revised
Garages - Hydraulic Lifts - General Information Revised
Garages - Hydraulic Lifts - Operation Revised
Garages - Work Practices Revised
Garages - Washing and Cleaning Revised
Work/Life Balance Revised
Bullying in the Workplace Revised
Acronyms Revised
Asbestos Revised
November, 2016
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) NEW
Road Work - Traffic Control Zone NEW
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Revised
Farmer's Lung Revised
Stairways - Fall Prevention Revised
Converting Occupational Exposure Limits from mg/m3 to ppm Revised
Substitution of Chemicals - Considerations for Selection Revised
Hotel Housekeeping Revised
Cleaning with Compressed Air Revised
Driving Tips - Winter Revised
Welding - Storage and Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders Revised
October, 2016
WHMIS 2015 - Variances NEW
Common Cold Revised
Radiation - Quantities and Units of Ionizing Radiation Revised
Ladders - Portable Revised
Use of Portable Grinders Revised
Use of Bench and Pedestal Grinders Revised
Garages - General Requirements Revised
Garages - Road Service Revised
Garages - Working Under Vehicles Revised
Welding - Electrical Safety Revised
Welding - Fumes And Gases Revised
Holiday Safety Revised
Cancer Sites Associated with Occupational Exposures Revised
Occupations or Occupational Groups Associated with Carcinogen Exposures Revised
September, 2016
Latex Allergy Revised
Personal Protective Clothing - Trade Names, Manufacturers Revised
Ladders - Extension Revised
Ladders - Securing Portable Revised
Cold Environments - Health Effects and First Aid Revised
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for the Environment Revised
Zika Virus NEW
Bed Bugs in the Workplace NEW
Drivers - Distance (General) NEW
Medical Marijuana NEW
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact Revised
1-Introduction Revised
2-Units and Measures Revised
3-Ducts Revised
4-Fans Revised
5-Hoods Revised
6-Air Cleaning Devices Revised
7-Installation and Maintenance (General) Revised
8-Troubleshooting Revised
9-Glossary of Common Terms Revised
Sit/Stand Desk NEW
August, 2016
Diesel Exhaust NEW
Fire Protection NEW
WHMIS 2015 - Confidential Business Information (CBI) NEW
Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminum Exposure Revised
Bursitis Revised
Contact Lenses at Work Revised
Hot Environments - Control Measures Revised
Hot Environments - Health Effects and First Aid Revised
Respiratory Protection Against Airborne Infectious Agents for Health Care Workers Revised
Shovelling - Snow Revised
Pesticides - First Aid Revised
Pesticides - Working Safely Revised

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