OHS Canada Magazine


  • Safety Rules Revised

    October 6, 2014 by Jean Lian

    National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego

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    On the Frontlines

    October 6, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    Back in journalism’s heyday, it was common for newspapers and television and radio stations to have foreign bureaus and correspondents stationed around the world. Slashed budgets and an increasingly competitive media landscape have led to many news outlets shuttering those offices and relying on contract staff, stringers, freelancers and, in some cases, even citizens’ eyewitness reports. As the news industry continues to struggle, the safety of frontline reporters may be at risk.

  • Big Brother’s Watching

    September 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    Ontario’s workers’ compensation board is increasingly using covert surveillance to target injured workers with costly claims, legal experts say.

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    Solvent Syndrome

    September 1, 2014 by William M. Glenn

    For nearly 28 years, Patrick (who has requested that his last name be withheld for privacy reasons) serviced typewriters, printers, coin counters and other business machines for a succession of different employers across southern British…

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    Under the Carpet

    July 1, 2014 by Kelly Putter

    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…

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    Tightening the Belt

    July 1, 2014 by Jeff Cottrill

    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.

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    Out of Reach

    June 1, 2014 by Jeff Cottrill

    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…

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    Heart of the Matter

    June 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

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

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    Road to Recovery

    April 1, 2014 by Jean Lian

    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…

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    Beyond Skin-Deep

    April 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    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…

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    Off the Rails

    March 1, 2014 by Jeff Cottrill

    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….

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    Inclusive Design

    March 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    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…