Health & Safety

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Presentation - Industry Specific Policies and Procedures

Staffing Industry Health & Safety Guide

The Health and Safety Guide was developed to provide you with practical information and resources needed to help you develop and implement an effective health and safety program by:

NOW AVAILABLE: Staffing Industry Health & Safety Guide for NOVA SCOTIA (PDF)
Legislative supplements specific to Nova Scotia recently added (request product code LPGA0410603)

  • Identifying elements of a successful program
  • Developing the tools and resources needed for an effective program

This guide is particularly useful for:

  • Front line management
  • Supervisors
  • Joint Health and safety committee members
  • Health and safety representatives
  • Trainers

To purchase a copy of the Staffing Industry Health and Safety Guide and Staffing Industry Health and Safety Guide for Nova Scotia please visit the IAPA website or call 1-800-406-4272


  • $172.50 for ACSESS members
  • $252.00 for non-members

Members who have purchased the guide in the past and would like to obtain the Nova Scotia supplemental appendices titled Legislative References are free to download and they should be inserted in the appropriate sections for applicability to Nova Scotia.

Section: Part IV-Program Elements (83 kb) (PDF)
Supplemental Appendix: Part IV-Legislative Reference-Nova Scotia
Please insert after Samples section in Part IV of the Staffing Industry Health and Safety Guide.

Section: Part V-Specific Hazards (125 kb) (PDF)
Supplemental Appendix: Part V-Legislative Reference-Nova Scotia
Please insert after Other Sectors section, page 271 in Part V of the Staffing Industry Health and Safety Guide.

WHMIS Training Videos

ACSESS has partnered with Safety Care Inc. to provide members with a video based training program that provides participants a clear understanding of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, and to increase their awareness about the hazards of working with controlled substances. Trainers and Orientation Managers can use this video to:

  • Define WHMIS and know why is was created
  • Know the classes of controlled products
  • Identify WHMIS Symbols
  • Understand labelling requirements
  • Know how to read an MSDS
  • Know the three ways controlled products can be harmful

To purchase the WHMIS training Videos in VHS, DVD or CD ROM format, please visit the ACSESS online store.

Links & Resources

For more information please contact Mary McIninch at 1-888-232-4962, or by email at