OHS Canada Magazine

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Compliance & Enforcement

News
January 13, 2015  

N.S. offshore oil and gas workers covered under one set of oh&s rules

New occupational health and safety section added to legislation; amendment went into effect on Dec. 31

News
December 22, 2014  

New Brunswick introduces moratorium on hydraulic fracturing

Province becomes fourth Canadian jurisdiction to ban fracking

News
December 22, 2014  

Ontario to implement working-at-heights training standard

Training standard aims to curb injuries and fatalities in construction industry

News
December 15, 2014  

WorkSafeBC posts update on review and action plan

B.C. institutes changes to improve dust safety, wood manufacturing safety

Feature
December 1, 2014  

Growing Pains

Often, the final punctuation in a life story is not a period, but a question mark. After 15-year-old Christopher Lawrence was entangled in a conveyor belt at a gravel-crushing site outside Drumheller, Alberta in July, safety inspectors fanned out across the province in early commencement of a planned inspection blitz on gravel-crushing sites. The death of the teenage worker has raised a larger question: should Lawrence have been permitted to work in that position at all?

News
December 1, 2014  

Workers’ compensation board accused of rebating unsafe employers

WSIB calls labour group’s report inaccurate

News
December 1, 2014  

Company charged after 14-year-old worker falls from roof

Alberta-based Vital Contracting faces OH&S and employment standards charges

News
November 17, 2014  

Bill aims to protect temporary, vulnerable workers

Ontario to pass liability rules on temp agencies

News
November 10, 2014  

Lakeland Mills appeals WorkSafeBC penalties

B.C. sawmill that exploded in 2012 requesting review

News
October 27, 2014  

PotashCorp fined $280,000 after worker’s death in 2012

Saskatchewan company pleaded guilty to oh&s charge

News
October 20, 2014  

Illegal electrical work nets Ontario contractor jail time

Electrical worker had been convicted of unsafe practices before

Feature
October 6, 2014  

Safety Rules Revised

National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego

News
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…

News
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…

News
May 26, 2014  

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,…

News
May 20, 2014  

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.

News
May 20, 2014  

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,…

News
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.

News
February 10, 2014  

Engineer charged in Algo Centre Mall collapse

(Canadian OH&S News) 

News
November 4, 2013  

Feds propose broad changes to labour code

(Canadian OH&S News)