canadian safety regulation Articles

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Intelex Blog: National Farm Safety Health Week, OSHA Announces Top 10 FY2014 Violations, Study Shows the Cost of Regulations, and more on EHS This Wee

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: National Farm Safety Health Week highlights electrical safety OSHA announces the top ten FY2014 violations Revised OSHA rule tightens reporting requirements for serious injuries Study shows safety regulations cost employers ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Intelex Blog: The Best of Intelex Friday Safety Facts

    Many of the statistics on safety are staggering, but valuable lessons can be learned from every single one of them. In this compilation of Intelex's popular "Friday Safety Facts," we cover a wide variety of topics: from hazards and risk to OSHA and regulations, use these clever visual aids as reminders to stay safe in the workplace. The safety facts depicted in these mini infographics come from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • PERRL project in Canada

    Type     HOFGAS® - Sparky XXL (1000Nm3/h) Commissioning       2004 Site      St.Tite-des-Caps (CA) Situation The landfill site St. Tite-des-Caps is approx. 70 km north east of Quebec. The project was allotted within the framework of the PERRL (Pilot Emission Removals, Reductions and Learnings) initiative with ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Managing uncertainty in the provision of safe drinking water

    The Canadian Water Network, the Alberta Water Research Institute, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence have collaborated to create the Canadian Municipal Water Management Research Consortium, a new initiative to engage municipal water authorities and allow them to access research capacity to tackle mutually identified, critical issues. The challenge of managing uncertainty in the provision of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • U.S. adopts global transportation standards

    New proposed shipping rules that harmonize with international standards will require some study. On Aug. 24, 2010, the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international standards – 75 Fed. Reg. 52069. The proposed rule revises several proper shipping names, hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Ivey-sol tank decontamination and vessel cleaning

    The refining and hydrocarbon processing industry is ready for the new wave of vessel cleaning technology. Ivey-sol is a new patented product that greatly reduces downtime and improves overall safety while providing immediate cost savings for any tank cleaning process. Ivey-sol8 is non-toxic: non-corrosive, non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable and also non-skin sensitizing. Ivey-sol is simply mixed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • 1700 miles of the keystone Xl Pipeline: A state, federal and international regulatory concern

    Regulatory compliance at the state and federal level grows infinitely more complex when the laws and regulations of six U.S. states, U.S. federal regulations, and the Canadian regulatory regime are intertwined.  TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, currently awaiting approval from the U.S.  Department of State, is gaining as much attention for its regulatory ...

  • Strategic Standardization

    An Interview with John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priorities and harmonizing Canadian and U.S. standards. How is the Standards Council of Canada approaching the upcoming revision to the Canadian Standards Strategy? The Standards ...


    By ASTM International

  • Time for a Reality Check - A GLOBE-Net Editorial

    Two highly topical energy-related issues have engaged Canadian environmental interests of late and are shaping governmental policies at both the national and provincial level. These are the role of natural gas as a transition fuel to a lower-carbon future, and building the infrastructure needed to move Alberta heavy oil to the West Coast for export to Asian markets. Passions run high on both ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Zika Virus: WHO announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    The first meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 February 2016. According to the Pan American Health Organization the Zika illness is caused by the ...


    By SafetySmart

  • De Beers Victor Mine’s Failure to Report Mercury Risks Causes Serious Environmental Concerns

    Mercury contamination from the De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario may be much higher than the company — or the provincial government — are reporting, according to a new study by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Wildlands League. An investigation into one of world’s highest quality producing diamond mines has found failures in self-monitoring, raising ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Environment Canada to publish summaries of risk assessments for new chemicals

    OTTAWA--Environment Canada this fall will begin publishing summaries of risk assessments it conducts on certain chemical substances when they are first proposed for domestic use. The initiative by the department's New Substances Program has the support of industry and nongovernmental organizations, but industry remains concerned about the potential release of confidential business information ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Remote Fishing Facilities Change Their Water Way

    The Situation: With a natural grandeur and isolation coupled with teeming seas and streams, British Columbia has long been considered Canada's premier destination (or fishing. The isolated Pacific Coastal Mountain Range protects this secluded valley bottom and provides a location for a booming fishing lodge industry. Besides the fishing lodges that have cropped up in recent years, ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Countries take a global stand on conflict minerals

    Countries take a global stand on conflict minerals In regards to Environment, Health & Safety legislation, we rarely see a consistent and global approach to protect human rights through regulation impacting the environment. The form, impact, and status of these regulations differ, but the objective is uniquely the same: to address the emergence of conflict minerals mined with the high ...

  • Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

    In considering a “Business Case” for creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, we need to move beyond the idea that companies have a moral responsibility to send workers home from work as healthy as they were when they arrived. During my learning for this post I increased my knowledge about psychological illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

  • Vancouver 2010 Interim Order Respecting the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Into, Through or Within Controlled Access Zones)

    January 25, 2010 INTERPRETATION 1. Words and expressions used in this Interim Order and defined in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations have the same meaning as in that Act or those Regulations, as the case may be. CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONES 2. (1) The areas in British Columbia that are described in column 1 of the table to ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 2015 Water and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

    Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling techniques and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has led to a technological revolution in oil and gas development. It has given rise to a huge North American expansion of oil and gas development from unconventional (tight) resources. This rapid expansion has spurred evolution in industry practice, requiring a parallel development, or ...


    By Canadian Water Network

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