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When safety training is unsafe: regulating private instructors
How ironic is it that some safety training for workers in some of the most dangerous, highly regulated occupations, notably firefighting, is not itself regulated? That is the way it is in Ontario with respect to certain privately provided safety trai [more]
Workers impaired by injury more likely to die early: study
Being seriously injured at work, to the extent that a person could be considered disabled, or functionally impaired, puts that person at risk of premature death, even if the injured person is young and healthy at the time of injury. A new study by re [more]
Sometimes it’s the boss who’s the bully
Employers are required by various laws to protect their workers from physical and mental health risks related to work. This includes those risks related to workplace harassment or bullying. Not all Canadian jurisdictions have occupational laws that a [more]
UK coroner warns cabin air unsafe in pilot death case
A controversial, some would say sensationalized, issue is in the news again in Britain, following the death in 2012 of a British airline pilot. First named in 2000, aerotoxic syndrome is the name given to an illness said to be caused by exposure to c [more]
No fall protection leads to worker’s death, charges
A Halifax construction company is facing charges for a workplace death that occurred in November 2013, involving a 21-year old construction worker. The worker died after falling from a six-storey building that was under construction. The company, inc [more]
No fall protection leads to worker’s death, charges
A Halifax construction company is facing charges for a workplace death that occurred in November 201 [More]
When safety training is unsafe: regulating private instructors
How ironic is it that some safety training for workers in some of the most dangerous, highly regulat [more]
Working with corrosive substances: limiting exposure is key
Corrosive materials are found not only in industrial sites but in almost every workplace. Commonly u [more]
Sometimes it’s the boss who’s the bully
Employers are required by various laws to protect their workers from physical and mental health risk [more]

icon-1Laws & Regulations

Occupational safety and health can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. All organisations have a duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe.

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icon-2Hidden Dangers

Do you know of any workplace that is totally safe? Hazards exist in just about every vocation there is. Most of these hazards are easy to control. Have you noticed any of these at your place of work?

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icon-3Preventable Accidents

If you’ve been injured at work, you’re not alone. Workplace injuries are all too commonplace, and they affect people in all lines of work, of all ages and of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. Are all accidents are preventable?

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Top Five About Workplace Safety
5 Safety tips for warehouse workers
Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers across Canada. Due to the wide range of activities undertaken in a warehouse, however, there is a correspondingly wide range of hazards that warehouse workers may facc. These hazards include moving vehicles and forklifts, electrical hazards, the risk of tripping or falling, repetitive motion injuries or injuries associated with lifting heavy objects [more ]

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Hidden Dangers
Spike in cancers linked to tar sands pollutants: study
Carcinogenic contaminants, at levels that exceed those found in some of the most severely polluted cities in the world. have been detected in atmospheric emissions in a rural area downwind from Albert [more]
Workers impaired by injury more likely to die early: study
Being seriously injured at work, to the extent that a person could be considered disabled, or functionally impaired, puts that person at risk of premature death, even if the injured person is young an [more]
Making sense of scents in the workplace
Many people are extremely sensitive to substances in the environment, particularly the air they breathe. Some are allergic to airborne pollen and animal dander, while others may develop a life-threate [more]
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