Identify and Work Safely Around Chemical Hazards in the Office

Hamilton, ON (February 16, 2011) – In an office environment, chemicals can come in the form of cleaners, paints, flammable aerosols, gas cylinders, etc. – which all have their own unique set of hazards. Because people who work in office environments must understand how to identify and deal with these hazards, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a new e-course.

WHMIS for Office Environments explains common chemical hazards found in office buildings and provides workers in office environments with the core knowledge needed to meet legislated Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) education requirements. This course includes case studies with discussion summaries and other examples to illustrate the concepts, as well as practical tools such as sample forms and checklists. Quizzes throughout the course and an exam are also included to help measure and encourage learning

WHMIS for Office Environments is available for anyone who works in an office building, including workers, supervisors, managers, building operations personnel and cleaning/custodial staff.

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are reviewed by expert representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible. All CCOHS e-learning courses are available in English and French.

For more information on WHMIS for Office Environments, please visit the CCOHS website.






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