July 15, 2008
Over 70 Ottawa Chapter members packed the house on May 28 to hear Sheila James of the Farm Safety Association present a free Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) course. Held at the RA Centre, a crowd this large was amazing, considering it was a sunny day at the end of May!

James reminded attendees that all employers are required by law to provide WHMIS training to their employees once per year. The Ministry of Labour may ask for a document to prove the training has been given. The chapter has found the need to run two WHMIS courses, one in March and one in May. This late May course helps employers train the employees they hired in April and May.