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Under the Carpet

When longtime retail employee Karen chased down a brazen shoplifter in December of 2012, she never dreamed that her story would expose an illegal practice taking place across Manitoba and very likely across the country. The practice, commonly...
Jul 1, 2014


Tightening the Belt

A study down south, which finds obese employees cost companies about twice as much money on average as other employees do, highlights the consequences that obesity may have on the workplace.
Jul 1, 2014


Out of Reach

It has been more than two years since an explosion and a fire killed two workers and injured 20 at the Babine Forest Products sawmill, east of Burns Lake in British Columbia. Today, a legal controversy surrounds WorkSafeBC’s investigation...
Jun 1, 2014


Heart of the Matter

British Columbia has proposed an amendment to the Workers Compensation Act that would restore heart disease to the list of presumptive diseases for firefighters.
Jun 1, 2014


Road to Recovery

Pain — that gnawing, tormenting sensation — has been wielding an unrelenting grip on Patricia Dodd, volunteer president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Injured Workers Association, since she had a nasty fall at work back in the...
Apr 1, 2014


Beyond Skin-Deep

A recent study out of the United States has found that Vietnam war veterans previously exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at higher risk for certain types of skin cancer. The latest findings may have resonance here in Canada, where...
Apr 1, 2014


Off the Rails

It was Canada’s worst rail disaster in more than a century. In the early morning hours of July 6, 2013, a 72-car freight train derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, a small town in southern Quebec with a population of about 6,000....
Mar 1, 2014


Inclusive Design

Employers in Ontario may need to start thinking more about making their workplaces accessible to employees with disabilities. As of January 1, 2014, organizations regulated by the province must comply with new rules under the Accessibility for...
Mar 1, 2014


Going Underground

When Paul Villeneuve was 20, he was buried up to his waist in soil after heavy machinery nearby caused the trench in which he was working to collapse. Fortunately, he got out alive after his brothers, who were working on the job, dug him out...
Jan 14, 2014


Fighting Microbes

The controversy over mandatory flu shots for healthcare workers has reared its head in British Columbia after an arbitrator upheld a policy that requires healthcare workers in the province either to get vaccinated or to mask up at all times...
Jan 14, 2014


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