Small Scale Food Processor Association SSFPA

Get Ready to Grow Safely!

These two articles, prepared by Worksafe BC for the SSFPA, will be of interest to food processors.

WHMIS to GHS is coming. Get ready!

As the world shifts its attention to workplace safety, global standards are being developed to ensure there is a consistent level of safety communication between different countries. Canada is currently using WHMIS for its hazardous materials communication system, but there’s a new player coming to town. The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a hazardous materials communication system that will standardize hazardous materials management around the world... Click here to read more and download the full article.

Planning to grow? Grow safely!

Your company may be small, but that first big contract could happen any day. You’ve started planning—what equipment you might need, how many new workers, and many other details—so things will go smoothly when the big day comes. But have you thought about workplace safety? As new workers are hired and new equipment is installed, it can become increasingly difficult to ensure that everyone knows how to do their job safely, and that new hazards are identified and resolved... Click here to read more and download the full article.

Links of interest

GHS

For specific details on GHS standards, please refer to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s (CCOHS) GHS website at
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/ghs.html

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare
http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/whmis_ghs_suppliers/

Health Canada
International Harmonization
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/occup-travail/whmis-simdut/ghs-sgh-eng.php

Grow Safely

WorkSafe BC
Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Food Processors
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/high_resolution_publications/assets/pdf/BK128.pdf

Small Business Health & Safety Log Book
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/small_biz_log_book.pdf

Food and Beverage Processing Equipment
http://www2.worksafebc.com/i/posters/2011/MS_11_01.html

Tool Box Meeting Guides
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/Manufacturing/ToolboxMeetingGuides-Index.asp