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Most Frequently Cited Safety Violations

This is a pictorial presentation showing safety violations found at various plants throughout Canada and the US. This captions quote the Canadian violation. You can use this as a guide to take a tour of your own facility to see if you can find any one of these issues.

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Quality Assurance & Quality Control – Copper Based Preservatives

In recent years the industry has been using a variety of copper based preservatives, this module will explain some of the requirements that an operator needs to be aware of to successfully accomplish his job and have the treated material meet industry standards. Treating and treatment quality criteria are discussed, along with checks during and after the process. It talks of the Process standards now common in the industry and of the automated systems used, where the all-important recording functions are performed. It covers third party inspection requirements and duties and requirements for annual calibration of all monitoring equipment.

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Quality Assurance & Quality Control – CCA & ACZA

CCA and ACZA (ammoniacal copper zinc arsenate) are both used for a variety of industrial applications. CCA for utility poles, fence posts, plywood, preserved wood foundations, marine pilings and timbers. ACZA is used for rail ties, marine structures and large timbers.CCA and ACZA (ammoniacal copper zinc arsenate) are both used for a variety of industrial applications. CCA for utility poles, fence posts, plywood, preserved wood foundations, marine pilings and timbers. ACZA is used for rail ties, marine structures and large timbers.This module is about the QC and QA needed to guarantee a level of treatment quality to satisfy the various standards pertaining to the use of the products made with these two chemicals. It covers sampling techniques and interpretations of samples, the analytical aspects of quality control used for these products. This is a must do module for those treating with either of these chemistries.

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Joint Health and Safety Commitee

This module will explain the functions, rights and make-up of a workplace Health and Safety Committee. It is a group made up of worker and management representatives that come together on a regular basis to discuss ongoing plant safety issues and how top resolve them, and to bring to light any new issues found or reported by employees. There are legal guidelines and requirements concerning these committees and it is incumbent upon each employee to be aware of them. The module will give you a good understanding of these requirements and your rights in the workplace.

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PEL Monitoring

All chemicals have a legally determined maximum exposure limit for those who work with the chemical. Hence, each year the air in the plant where a worker is most likely to encounter higher than allowed exposure, air monitoring is performed. It entails the worker carrying with him (wearing) a small monitoring pump for a designated period of time depending on the chemical being monitored. This module explains the equipment used and where the regulations can be found.

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WHMIS and SDS

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Sheet) is, as the name implies, a system to categorize all the known hazardous materials a worker could encounter in the workplace. Its contents are law and must be complied with. It will outline the hazards and what PPE to use to avoid risk of injury or illness. It includes the SDS (MSDS) a form that each chemical must have that shows its characteristics and hazards and more appropriately, how to deal with them in a safe manner. This is one of the most important modules in this course and should be referred to in the case of any questions arising about any particular chemical.