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Appendix J

Safety Contacts List

AECL Research

Whiteshell Laboratories
Citizen's Inquiry for Nuclear Information
Pinawa MB
R0E 1L0
Telephone: 204-753-2311
Toll free: 800-665-0436
Fax: 204-753-2455

Services: Provides information about nuclear research. Can provide information on disposal of radioactive samples such as the small packages of uranium and thorium salts.

Canadian Chemical Producers' Association

Suite 805
350 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON
K1R 7S8
Chemical Referral Centre
Toll free: 800-267-6666 (between 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Services: Canadians who want to know more about how to handle and use chemicals on the job or at home have access to a non-emergency, toll-free service which can refer you directly to experts at the companies which manufacture and distribute chemical products.

Also available is a booklet, Reducing Emissions, summarizing some of the activities of the association.

Canadian Red Cross

Red Cross Locations
Winnipeg Region
504 - 240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0J7
Fax: 204-942-8367
MB West Region
638 Princess Avenue
Brandon, MB
R7A 0P3
Fax: 204-727-0349
Eastman Area
Box 669
Beausejour, MB
R0E 0C0
Central Area
Box 188
Portage la Prairie, MB
R1N 3B5
Parkland Area
Box 384
Dauphin, MB
R7N 2V2
Interlake Area
Box 61
Selkirk, MB
R1A 2B1

Services: The Canadian Red Cross provides courses for the public on emergency and standard first aid which includes CPR, basic rescuer/CPR stand alone, emergency response, water and ice safety. Their courses can be tailored to meet the needs of any target group.

Chemical Manufacturer's Association

1300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
Telephone: 703-741-5000
Toll Free: 800-262-8200 CHEMTREC

Services: CMA is a non-profit association of United States and Canadian company members. The CHEMTREC phone number provides information about chemical products.

CMA publishes an informative monthly journal called CHEMECOLOGY which is available free to teachers in Canada. Contact the editor at the above address or by phone at 703-741-5000.

Health Canada

Medical Devises Bureau
775 Brookfield Road
Postal Locator 6302B
Ottawa, ON
K1A 1C1
Telephone: 613-954-0738
Fax: 613-993-0281

Services: Provides information to the public on a wide range of health issues.

Manitoba Association of Optometrists

212A Regent Avenue, West
Winnipeg, MB
R2C 1R2
Telephone: 204-224-2254
Fax: 204-224-0729

Services: Provides information on eye safety, eye protection, and eye health (speakers are available).

Manitoba Association of School Trustees

Risk Management Department
191 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg MB
R2H 0G4
Telephone: 204-233-1595
Fax: 204-231-1356
Toll free: 800-262-8836

Services: Provides to schools and the public a WHMIS Training Manual, and arranges training sessions for all school division/district staff. The association also publishes playground safety, ski safety, and canoe trip manuals.

Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation

Radiation Protection Section
Department of Medical Physics
100 Olivia Street
Winnipeg MB
Telephone: 204-787-2114
Fax : 204-775-1684

Services: This provincially funded section offers advice and evaluations of radiation-emitting equipment and materials such as might be used in schools. The section will test for levels of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as well as radioactive sources.

Manitoba Environment Department

Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs
Building 2
139 Tuxedo Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3N 0H6
Telephone: 204-945-7100
Toll free: 800-282-8069
Fax: 204-489-9860

Services: The Department administers the Environment Act and the provincial Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act and can provide further information on these subjects.

Manitoba Fire Commissioner's Office

510 - 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3C 0P8
Telephone: 204-945-3322
Fax: 204-948-2089

Services: Fire safety information such as placement and maintenance of extinguishers, exit requirements and life safety, and investigations following damage by fire.

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro locations
Central Region
1120 Waverley St
Winnipeg MB
R3T 0P4
Telephone: 204-474-4990
Fax: 204-474-3583
All calls for Fort Garry,
River East, St. Boniface,
St. James, Transcona, and
West Kildonan offices will be
accepted at 204-474-4990.
Eastern Region
Box 250, 177 Main St
Selkirk MB
R1A 2B2
Telephone: 204-482-7811
Fax: 204-785-8061
Direct Winnipeg line: 204-284-2265
Beausejour 204-268-1343
Gimli 204-642-5101
Selkirk 204-284-2265
Steinbach 204-326-9824
Portage la Prairie 204-857-7868
Morden/Winkler 204-822-6131
Western Region
23510th Street
Brandon MB
R7A 7J8
Telephone: 204-727-9300
Fax: 204-727-7660
Brandon 204-727-9233
Dauphin 204-638-3949
Killarney 204-523-7585
Minnedosa 204-867-3678
Virden 204-748-2534
Northern Region
Box 751, 16 Station Road
Thompson MB
R8N 1N5
Telephone: 204-778-8341
Fax: 204-677-3664
Norway House 204-359-6270
The Pas 204-623-7471
Thompson 204-677-2357
Swan River 204-734-4505

Services: Hydro provides booklets, posters, and videos dealing with electrical safety, appliances energy consumption, and energy development in Manitoba. Manitoba Hydro performs inspections on all electrical construction and renovations in their service area. Call your nearest Manitoba Hydro office for any of these services.

Manitoba Safety Council

700 - 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3B 1N3
Telephone: 204-949-1085
Fax: 204-956-2897

Services: Through education, training and the distribution of safety information, the Manitoba Safety Council fosters and promotes safety to all Manitobans. It is involved in occupational health and safety, road safety, farm safety, and community safety.

Miller Environmental Corporation

55 Trottier Bay
Winnipeg MB
R3T 3R3
Telephone: 204-925-9600
Fax: 204-925-9601

Services: This is a commercial corporation which operates a hazardous waste management system for Manitoba. Its mandate is to provide for the handling of regulated hazardous wastes from their source through to their treatment and disposal, consistent with high standards of public health, safety and environmental quality. The corporation can provide waste management capabilities and waste reduction services for large and small quantity services. Many schools combine their wastes through the Manitoba Association of School Trustees (MAST).

The corporation operates the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Depot at 55 Trottier Bay in Winnipeg which is open Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for non-commercial waste only.

National Fire Protection Association

60 Battery March Street
Boston MA 02110
Telephone: 617-770-3000
Fax: 617-984-7057

Services: This association establishes and distributes fire protection codes and standards. N.F.P.A. also produces a wide range of public information on fire safety.

St. John Ambulance

535 Doreen Street
Winnipeg MB
R3G 3H5
Telephone: 204-784-7000
Toll free: 800-471-7771
Fax: 204-786-2295

Services: This organization provides Safety Oriented First Aid instruction to teachers and students. All courses are taught in lesson form. From the list of five compulsory lessons and a choice of eighteen elective lessons, including CPR, specific programs can be tailored for any group.

Workplace Safety and Health Division of Manitoba Labour

Workplace Safety and Health Division of Manitoba Labour
200 - 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg MB

R3C 0P8
Telephone: 204-945-3446
Toll free: 800-282-8069
Fax: 204-945-4556
340 - 9th Street
Brandon MB
R7A 6C2
Telephone: 204-726-6361
77 Main Street
Box 134
Teulon MB
R0C 1C0
Telephone: 204-886-3731
Room 107
Provincial Building
3rd and Ross Avenue
The Pas MB

R9A 1M6
Telephone: 204-627-8285
Provincial Building
Box 50
Beausejour MB
R0E 0C0
Telephone: 204-268-6044
30 Dawson Road
Box 1131
Ste. Anne MB
Telephone: 204-422-5047

Services: The division administers the Workplace Safety and Health Act and its regulations in order that safety and health hazards are detected and prevented in all provincial workplaces. The goal is to eliminate workplace fatalities and to reduce workplace injuries and health hazards. The division conducts education programs and assists in the training of employees and management in workplace safety and health matters.

Regulations administered by the Division include the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation and the Workplace Health Hazard Regulation.


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