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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Occupational Health and Safety Act includes O.Reg. 490/09 Designated Substances.  Employers are required to assess the likelihood of exposure to a designated substance.  Designated substances are:

Acrylonitrile Isocyanates
Aresenic Lead
Asbestos Mercury
Benzene Silica
Coke oven emissions Vinyl choride
Ethylene oxide

If these substances are in use, employers are required to carry out an assessment in consultation with the Joint Health and Safety Committee and document findings. Further to this, a control program is required where the employer shall develop, put into effect and maintain measures and procedures to control the worker's exposure to the designated substances.

Should you have need to work with any of these substances a permit application must be completed using the link below:

Use of Designated Substance Permit Application