March 18-24: Poison Prevention Week

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For Poison Prevention Week, the WCB urged all Island workplaces to take time to consider the dangerous substances that workers may encounter on the job. It recommended the following precautions:

  • Perform hazard assessments for all poisonous substances.
  • Provide proper training for all those who work with poisons and retrain regularly.
  • Ensure all controlled products are labelled and safety information is posted.
  • Ensure first aid measures are in place.
  • Wear appropriate PPE and clothing.