Article provided by: DLK Consulting
Edmonton is the oil capital of Canada, and WHMIS in Edmonton is more crucial than ever. We may be in the middle of a decline in oil production, but that does not mean that you or your employees can negate safety. DLK consulting provides targeted training for the oil and gas industry to promote the health and well-being of all your workers.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System classifies and labels chemicals and compounds that are potentially harmful to your workers. As of 2015, this system conforms to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling.
Edmonton is awash in oil and natural resources. Conventional oil production, sand fields, and natural gas pipelines abound. Alberta is a natural resource producer. Our resource wealth even extends to diamonds and coal.
To help workers, the WHMIS creates standards for providing health and safety information regarding the hazardous byproduct of your business. Everything that can harm your workers also impacts your profitability. It is essential to ensure that your products are labeled appropriately.
Why do I need to train my employees on the WHMIS?
Workplace safety is a serious concern. Even though Canada is a developed nation, 134 workers died in Alberta in 2017 alone. The number of people injured every day was an outstanding 29. Three in 100 employees were injured according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Lost work hours in a good economy are the bane of business. Oil and gas production historically experience higher levels of workplace injuries and fatalities. Meanwhile, the ebb and flow of oil and gas prices require capitalization at specific times with limited flexibility.
Training employees to identify specific hazards eliminates falls, slips, and hazardous decision making while also reducing your liability. With an overall cost of 55.4 billion US dollars lost in 2017 and an equally high number in Canada, there is no reason to leave employees to their own devices.
Does training employees on WHMIS work?
Our classes incorporate online and classroom components to help improve the retention of the provided material. We strive to give employees an in-depth knowledge of materials classes, pictograms, and how to handle specific situations related to the oil and gas industry.
Such training works. Combined learning improves retention by over sixty percent compared to merely reading a manual. People retain read or heard information at extremely low levels, recalling less than forty percent of the information.
Our combined programs vastly help improve workplace safety. With Alberta being a significant producer of oil and gas, the industry needs to limit incidents. With so much at stake, there is no reason to train your employees.
DLK Consulting offers training on WHMIS in Edmonton. Our multiprong approach helps learners of any style and age. We strive to achieve the economic benefit of a careful and adequately trained workforce.
If you own an oil and gas company, or have a team that needs training, get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.