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April 28, 2014  

Report claims decline in Nova Scotia’s workplace injuries

(Canadian OH&S News) — According to the latest annual report from the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB), the province’s rate of workplace injury has hit a new low. The injury rate for 2013 was only 1.86 workers…

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April 28, 2014  

Investigation ongoing into worker death at Suncor

(Canadian OH&S News) — Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety division and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are conducting investigations into the death of a Suncor worker. The employee, 27-year-old Shane Daye from Fort…

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April 21, 2014  

Workplace mental health needs a unique approach, study says

(Canadian OH&S News) — Implementing preventive measures adapted to each company’s unique culture would help reduce mental health issues in the workplace, a new study has suggested.

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April 21, 2014  

Four workers injured in Toronto office stabbing

(Canadian OH&S News) — Police arrested a 47-year-old man on April 9 after a stabbing spree in an office in north Toronto. Four employees of Ceridian Canada Ltd., the Canadian branch of an American human resources company, were injured in…

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April 14, 2014  

Labour ministry continues probe into smelter death

(Canadian OH&S News) — Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) continues to investigate a workplace fatality at a smelter in the Copper Cliff neighbourhood of Sudbury.

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April 14, 2014  

Canadian reporter injured in Afghanistan shooting

(Canadian OH&S News) — A Canadian Associated Press (AP) reporter is being treated for bullet wounds at a hospital in Germany following a shooting attack in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of elections.

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April 7, 2014  

Ontario continues to appeal healthcare extensions

(Canadian OH&S News) — The Divisional Court, a branch of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, held a hearing on March 25, pertaining to the recent decision by the Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB) to allow Ontario…

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April 7, 2014  

Manitoba comp board battles overt claim suppression

(Canadian OH&S News) — The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) has found that overt workplace injury claim suppression occurs in approximately six per cent of cases, representing about 1,000 claims per year.