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Toxic Substances in the Workplace

5 Days

This course gives leadership and activists awareness of the hazards of toxic substances.  Activity groups will focus on one major workplace case study.  We will also draw more general lessons from body mapping sessions such as Body Systems, how chemicals/toxic substances enter/exit the body, and the acute and chronic health effects of toxic substances.  We will take a better look at our workplace, identify hazards through Workplace Hazard Mapping and develop a checklist to expedite the hazard assessment process.  We will review current Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations on the control of Occupational Exposure Limits, our contract language on chemicals or toxic substance exposures, and methods of controlling the toxicity or the hazard either through the significant reduction of use, substitution or elimination of the hazard, etc.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223