OHS Canada Magazine

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July 28, 2014  

Canadian Pacific protests reinstatement of worker

(Canadian Occupational Health and Safety News) — Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has announced that it will be asking the Superior Court of Quebec to stay a recent arbitration decision that ruled that a locomotive engineer who used…

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July 28, 2014  

RCMP has seen 31 officer suicides since 2006

(Canadian Occupational Health and Safety News) — In the wake of four suicides among RCMP ranks and retirees so far this year — including the recent death of 51-year-old Ken Barker, who investigated a Greyhound bus beheading in Manitoba…

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July 21, 2014  

Committee tackles morale, workload issues at facility

(Canadian OH&S News) — An independent committee examining healthcare at an agency in southwestern Ontario has issued 32 recommendations aimed at improving staff morale and addressing workload and scheduling issues.

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July 21, 2014  

Manager claims he was fired for protecting workers

(Canadian OH&S News) — A construction safety specialist has claimed that he was dismissed from a project in Muskrat Falls, Labrador after he shut down production temporarily during a lightning threat.

News
July 14, 2014  

Strengthen rail-safety risk management: study

(Canadian OH&S News) — One year after the train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Que., which claimed the lives of 47 people, a study has found that just under half of energy companies surveyed identified rail transportation as a possible…

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July 14, 2014  

ATV accident injures U.S. worker at Alberta racetrack

(Canadian OH&S News) — A safety-crew member with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) in Norwalk, Ohio suffered a broken collarbone, a slight concussion and a few bruises and scrapes on July 5, after his all-terrain vehicle (ATV)…

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July 8, 2014  

Saskatchewan launches ticketing system for safety offences

(Canadian OH&S News) — Saskatchewan employers who violate oh&s regulations are now receiving summary offence tickets (SOTs), which charge fines ranging from $250 to $1,000 plus victim surcharges, in a new safety enforcement program…

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July 8, 2014  

Walmart violated labour laws: Supreme Court

(Canadian OH&S News) — More than nine years after a Walmart store shuttered its doors in response to union certification, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled that the move was improper and turned the case back to the arbitrator to…

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July 2, 2014  

Study reveals slight decline in workplace harassment

(Canadian OH&S News) — Research from the Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario,  has concluded that harassment in Canadian workplaces has decreased by a small — but significant —…

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July 2, 2014  

Concerns raised over changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

(Canadian OH&S News) — Following the recent announcement of a pending overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), relevant organizations and provincial government ministers have expressed disappointment, predicting…