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New posters help raise awareness of chemical hazards and worker rights

Hamilton, ON -- An important step in creating a safe and healthy workplace is educating people about, and raising awareness of, the issues and hazards. With chemical entry points and basic worker rights as the topics, the two newest posters...


Hamilton, ON — An important step in creating a safe and healthy workplace is educating people about, and raising awareness of, the issues and hazards. With chemical entry points and basic worker rights as the topics, the two newest posters from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) do just that.

The Three Basic Rights poster describes the three rights of workers in Canada that help them work safely: the right to know; the right to participate; and the right to refuse dangerous work.

How Chemicals Enter the Body is a visual reminder of how hazardous chemicals can get into your body through eye contact, inhalation, skin contact, ingestion and injection. It equips readers with information to help them take precautions to protect themselves.

CCOHS has more than 20 posters to help spread the word to employees or students on a variety of topics, including workplace anti-bullying and violence, scent-free workplaces, tips for safe lifting, WHMIS hazard symbols and more.

Available in glossy print (English on one side, French on the other) or as a free PDF download, these brightly coloured, plainly worded posters keep the message clear and will get the attention of staff or students.

See the full collection of posters from CCOHS at http://www.ccohs.ca/products/posters/.