Toxic Substances in the Workplace
The intent of this course is to give Leadership/Activists awareness of the hazards of Toxic Substances. Activity groups will be focusing on one major Wworkplace case study. We will also be drawing more general lessons from sessions such as Body Mapping - on how chemicals/toxic substances enter/exit the body and the Acute and Chronic health effects. We will take a better look at our workplace, identifying hazards through Workplace Hazard Mapping and develop a checklist to expedite the hazard assessment process. We will review current Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations on the control of Occupational Exposure Limits, our contract language on chemicals or toxic substance exposures by controlling the toxicity or the hazard either through the significant Reduction of Use, Substitution or Elimination of the hazard, etc.