Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA `99)
CEPA ‘99 established a comprehensive legal framework to manage toxic substances in Canada. Tempo Canada has established procedures to track all incoming substances and to verify their status on the Domestic Substance List (DSL).
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Tempo’s Operations Department strives to ensure that each shipment reaches its destination safely. Standards and procedures exist for compliance with current TDG regulations, including the extent of reciprocity between TDG and 49CFR regulations in the United States.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
The basic aim of WHMIS is to reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. Its focus is the safe handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials. For this reason, Tempo has implemented a policy and procedure that incorporates the WHMIS legislation into our everyday procedures. This includes providing to our customers any information, which we believe to be vital to the safe handling of materials prior to, or accompanying the shipments of each controlled chemical product, including samples.
ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES
- A fully operational Compliance Department.
- Member and actively involved in various committees of the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD).
- Membership in the Canadian Health Food Association.
- Local labelling capabilities including WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and BAR CODING.
- Local generation of Canadian MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets).
- Numerous awards from customers and suppliers for our service.
- Attendance at compliance seminars and workshops.
- TDG and WHMIS training of staff.