Designated Substance Surveys
Under Ontario Regulation 490/09, the employer is required to conduct an assessment for each designated substance in the workplace. These 11 substances of concern include asbestos, arsenic, mercury, silica, lead, vinyl chloride, ethylene oxide, benzene, acrylonitrile, isocyanates and coke oven emissions.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is an important issue, whether addressing employee concerns and complaints in the workplace or gaining LEED certification for new or renovated buildings. Poor indoor air quality may affect employee health, leading to financial losses, regulatory orders and fines, or even criminal prosecutions.