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Welcome to the WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS) SAFETY guide
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System commonly referred to as WHMIS is a four-part plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. WHMIS consists of hazard identification and product classification, labeling, material safety data sheets, and worker training and education. WHMIS was legislated in Canada in 1988 and the majority of the "information" requirements (and exemptions) of WHMIS legislation were incorporated into the Hazardous Products Act and the Hazardous Materials Information Review Acts. The occupational health and safety components of WHMIS that apply to federal employees and others covered by the Canada Labour Code (CLC) are specified in the CLC and the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Part X).
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Open Educational Resources (OER)
This page contains Open Textbooks which are a type of OER .“OER” stands for Open Educational Resource, these resources are available at zero cost and can be used and adapted and without permission. Check out the Library's OER page for more information.
OER for Faculty
OERs can be made available by instructors online and through the Campus Store using the same process as traditional textbooks. If you are interested in adopting an Open Textbook please visit Campus MB to adopt an Open textbook for your class and reach out to the Copyright Officer with questions or for support.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCOHS is Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety.
Construction Safety Association of Manitoba
The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is a non-profit organization run by and for the building construction industry in Manitoba, with governance provided by the Winnipeg Construction Association’s Board of Directors and the CSAM Advisory Committee.
Safe Work Manitoba
SAFE Work Manitoba — a division of the WCB (Workers Compensation Board) is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
WHMIS.org Canada's National WHMIS Portal
Stay current about the status of new and existing WHMIS requirements in each jurisdiction, learn how changes will affect you, and access useful resources.
Workplace Safety and Health Act.
Manitoba laws for workplace health and safety. Find industry specific information in the REGULATIONS tab.
The ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety is a comprehensive tool for academia, journalists and the general public – anyone interested in obtaining data and other information about safety and health at work.
The latest edition of the Encyclopaedia, taking advantage of the information technology revolution, has evolved into an online knowledge-sharing resource, with a user-friendly interface in English, French and Spanish
CCOHS - Web Information Service
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WHMIS [DVD] : tell me your story by
Call Number: T55.3 .H3 W52223 2007 (Located at NDC)
Reviews six real-life stories that show why WHMIS is an important part of workplace safety. Helps to motivate and educate participants in any WHMIS program.
Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering by
Call Number: TH 443 .Z68 2015 (Located at NDC)
Although the construction and engineering sector makes important contributions to the economic, social, and environmental objectives of a nation, it has a notorious reputation for being an unsafe industry in which to work. Despite the fact that safety performance in the industry has improved, injuries and fatalities still occur frequently. To address this, the industry needs to evolve; further by integrating safety into all decision-making processes. Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering takes a broad view of safety from a strategic decision making and management perspective with a particular focus on the need to balance and integrate 'science' and 'art' when implementing safety management.
Toolbox talks by
Call Number: HD 4883 .P6 C66 2005 (Located at NDC)
Includes WHIMIS information for construction workers in Manitoba.
Health and Safety at Work by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2016
This practical guide for employers in the UK continues to provide managers with the essential advice on how to establish health and safety procedures in organizations. Written in jargon-free language, Health and Safety at Work cuts through the legal complexities to enable you to fully understand the law and its implications for your business. Filled with expert knowledge and written in an accessible style, this book equips you with the legal and practical knowledge you need to protect your employees and your business.
Safe Work in the 21st Century by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2000
Despite many advances, 20 American workers die each day as a result of occupational injuries. And occupational safety and health (OSH) is becoming even more complex as workers move away from the long-term, fixed-site, employer relationship. This book looks at worker safety in the changing workplace and the challenge of ensuring a supply of top-notch OSH professionals. Recommendations are addressed to federal and state agencies, OSH organizations, educational institutions, employers, unions, and other stakeholders.
Workplace safety pro: your A to Z guide to a complete safety program by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012
More than 850 pages of "how-to" guidance on a vast range of regulatory and non-regulatory issues. Get the tools you need to create and maintain a safe and compliant workplace. Outlines the goals and objectives of a workplace safety program and provides the blueprint for building it. Shows you how to comply by using proven best practices and how to stay in compliance by introducing easy-to-use safety management practices ...
Open Textbooks (OER)
Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards by
Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line A Books include: A-1 Control Workplace Hazards, A-2 Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations, A-3 Handle Hazardous Materials Safely, A-4 Describe Personal Safety Practices, A-5 Describe Fire Safety. Special thanks to CAPER-BC (https://caperbc.ca/) for creating the audio recording for each Competency.