Hazardous Material

Most hazardous products found in offices contain ammonia. Examples include inks, toners, developer fluids, paints and adhesives. To determine which products are hazardous, read the labels on your office equipment and supplies.

It is your company's legal responsibility to store any hazardous products on your premises safely and to ensure that a licensed waste contractor disposes of them, according to government regulations. For a listing of the licensed waste contractors in Calgary, please call 1-800-661-9278 or visit www.esaa.org and select Full Members or Directory.

"Material Safety Data Sheets", detail the health risks and safety precautions associated with each hazardous material. Information on MSDS's is available at www.ccohs.ca select " OSH Answers", then " MSDS's", under " Chemicals and Materials.", For your own safety, please ensure that you have a current "Material Safety Data Sheet", for all hazardous materials used on your premises and that Tenant Services are aware of the location of these materials.

Helium tanks are NOT allowed to be stored in the F1RST TOWER. If helium filled balloons are required, the tank can be brought on site for same day use as long as the following procedures are followed:

  1. Helium tanks should be handled by professionals and moved with a hand cart. When transporting a helium tank by vehicle, ensure the vehicle is properly equipped for transporting cylinders of compressed gas. If you are transporting the helium tank cylinder yourself you should place it in the trunk of your car. If you must transport it in the passenger compartment, make sure it is secured and you have at least one window open at all times.
  2. The cylinder must not be banged, dropped, slid, rolled on its sides or lifted by its cap.
  3. Helium tanks must remain upright and secured by chains or cables. The area where using the helium tank must be dry, well ventilated, away from exits and stairways, and in a cool location.
  4. The helium tanks must be removed from site the same day they are brought in and cannot be stored anywhere in the building or disposed of in the building garbage (even if they are empty).
  5. Balloons must be deflated and put into garbage bags for cleaners to dispose of.