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August 25, 2014  

Alberta begins inspecting gravel crushing worksites

(Canadian OH&S News) — Less than a month after two workers were fatally injured at separate gravel crushing sites in Alberta, the provincial Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour has begun conducting focused inspections of these…

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August 25, 2014  

Two killed, two injured in plane crash in New Brunswick

(Candian OH&S News) — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating the fatal crash of an Atlantic Charters (AC) Piper PA31 plane, which came down on the morning of Aug. 16. The accident occurred on Grand Manan Island, a…

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August 18, 2014  

Study probes mental health in the Canadian Forces

(Canadian OH&S News) — About one in six members of the Canadian Forces experienced symptoms of mental health or alcohol disorders over several months last year, a new Statistics Canada survey has revealed.

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August 18, 2014  

Saskatchewan farm investigated after child labour complaints

(Canadian OH&S News) — A family farm near Endeavour, Sask. has received clearance to allow the owners’ two young daughters to work at its onsite butcher shop, following an investigation by the Ministry of Labour Relations and…

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August 11, 2014  

Helicopter pilot struck by beams from laser pointer

(Canadian OH&S News) — Recent criminal charges against a 16-year-old who shone a laser pointer at a police helicopter in Ontario have thrust the issue back into the spotlight.

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August 11, 2014  

Investigation into falling rack fatality continues

(Canadian OH&S News) — The occupational health and safety division of Alberta’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour continues to investigate an Aug. 1 accident in which a falling rack impaled a 62-year-old steelworker,…

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August 5, 2014  

Alberta worker dies after being pulled into crusher

(Canadian OH&S News) — For the second time in July, a worker in Alberta has died after he was pulled into a gravel crusher.

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August 5, 2014  

IRMA drafts new standard for responsible mining

(Canadian OH&S News) — The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) has released the first draft of a new international industry standard, Standard for Responsible Mining Draft v1.0, which tackles various issues, including…