Nfld. drilling company fined for 2013 accident
(Canadian OH&S News) — The Atlantic division of Cabo Drilling Corporation was recently fined for safety violations connected to a 2013 incident at the Duck Pond Mine Site (DPMS), a worksite located about 80 kilometres from Badger,…
Ontario social worker killed in building fire
(Canadian OH&S News) — The Sudbury, Ontario community is mourning the loss of Children’s Aid worker Nicole Belair, who died on May 13 after succumbing to burn injuries from a building fire that happened the previous day.
Union pleased with inquest into 2009 crane fatality
(Canadian OH&S News) — The union representing outside city workers in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is applauding a coroner jury’s recommendations into the 2009 death of a worker who was fatally crushed by a mobile crane.
RCMP in B.C. reviewing pipelayer death from 2012
(Canadian OH&S News) — The Oct. 11, 2012 death of a pipelayer in a Burnaby, British Columbia trench is now under review by the RCMP, following a past investigation by the province’s workplace safety and compensation agency,…
Nfld. and Labrador readies whistleblower legislation
(Canadian OH&S News) — The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is one step closer to passing whistleblower legislation, after Bill 1 received second reading in the House of Assembly on May 6.
Ontario announces increase in firefighter cancer coverage
(Canadian OH&S News) — The government of Ontario is expanding the qualifications for workers’ compensation for career firefighters. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on April 30 that the province would add six types of cancer to the…
Statement by Minister Leitch on North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
OTTAWA, (Canada NewsWire) — The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women, today challenged all Canadians, especially employers and employees, to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the…
Nfld. sees rise in number of occupational diseases
(Canadian OH&S News) — A new report from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) of Newfoundland and Labrador has offered both good and bad news about oh&s in the province. On one hand, last year’s…
Moratorium imposed on TFW use in food sector
(Canadian OH&S News) — The federal Minister of Employment and Social Development, Jason Kenney, has imposed an immediate moratorium on Canada’s food services sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)….