TOTAL CANADA INC. products, production facilities and marketing operations have the quality assurance approach, thereby enabling us to meet the latest ACEA and API specifications.

Users should satisfy themselves that engines to be subjected to extended drain intervals have been designed for such, and the manufacturer of the vehicle issues an oil specification for ultra-extended drain intervals.

Safety is a number one priority for TOTAL CANADA INC., which has made a voluntary commitment to the safety of its Blending Plants by implementing the International Safety Evaluation System (SIES).

Supplying original equipment lubricants to PSA (Peugeot & Citroën), Renault, Opel, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan has also imposed this certification on the Blending Plants at USM/Rouen (France), Ertvelde (Belgium), Impérator (Baisieux, France), Normandy Refinery (France), Ferrybridge (UK) and at the subsidiary in Brazil.

This desire for continuous improvement by striving to satisfy all our customers was accompanied, at the beginning of 2004, by the launch of the Management by Continuous Progress approach (MCP).

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Total Lubricants has made a voluntary commitment to the safety of its Blending Plants by implementing the International Safety Evaluation System (SIES) or its North American equivalent (OSHA). 
Under normal conditions of utilization, lubricants do not present any particular risks. However, in the case of an incorrect handling or accidents, hazards for the health may occur.

Most lubricants have a low toxicity level, but the exposures to which users can be submitted are multiple. The main contact zones with the oils and greases are the eyes and the hands. A few processes may also generate oil mists whose fineness allows them to penetrate the respiratory tracts.

In order to reduce and to prevent accidents, the following precautions should be taken:

Respect strict personal and industrial hygiene rules. To avoid contact with the body:

  • Use oil proof gloves.
  • Wear clothes with an efficient protection.
  • Do not wear oil contaminated clothes.
  • Solvents, such as petroleum, petrol must not be used to remove oil from the skin.
  • Use a protecting cream.

Avoid inhaling oil mists and fumes. An efficient ventilation of premises must be installed. The acceptable limit for an oil mist is 5 mg/cm3, or even 1 mg/cm3 as it is recommended by the I.N.R.S. (Institut National de Recherche pour la Sécurité, National Safety Research Institute).

Wearing goggles is recommended when oil spattering in the eyes are likely to occur. In case of accidental contact, flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes and contact physician if irritation persists.

Lubricants have a low oral toxicity level. In case of ingestion, do not cause vomiting but see a physician immediately