OHS Canada Magazine

Environment/Climate Change

April 15, 2018  

‘A traumatic stressful event:’ Alberta wildfire took toll on park staff

The pain would have been excruciating for two female

March 21, 2017  

Politicians, union raise alarm about potential disaster at fuel company

Sterling says it has invested in safety improvements

October 21, 2016  

Black Tide

On the evening of July 20, operators in the

September 13, 2016  

Power outage traps miners underground after earthquake

Quake measured 3.8 on Richter scale

September 6, 2016  

Wolf attacks worker at Cameco mine site

Unprovoked mauling sends contract worker to hospital

August 16, 2016  

Sour-gas plant poses serious safety risks, says Alberta Energy Regulator

Company cannot respond to emergencies, has reduced staff

July 26, 2016  

Nuclear Safety Commission investigating alleged dangers in unsigned letter

Anonymous specialists claim safety info withheld

May 17, 2016  

Investigation of teacher’s death considers role of heat exposure

Winnipeg high-school teacher collapsed during outdoor field trip

February 2, 2016  

NEB oversight of pipeline safety still needs improvement: audit

Environment commissioner makes six recommendations

October 21, 2015  

Shifting Winds

In an energy-hungry world, power derived from a renewable resource is a good thing. But a recent study by researchers from Quebec has highlighted a gap in both safety practices and awareness of the occupational risks associated with working at wind turbines, which is growing in Canada. How can we harness wind power without throwing caution to the wind?

August 18, 2015  

Pipelines safer than rail for transportation of crude, says Fraser Institute report

Think tank says rail transport 4.5 times more likely to have an accident

July 21, 2015  

B.C. conservation service dangerously understaffed, says union

Province still has nine single-officer posts, according to BCGEU

July 14, 2015  

Tree faller in B.C. dies while battling wildfire

Wildfire contractor John Joe Phare, 60, killed by falling tree

June 23, 2015  

Oversight body to monitor environmental cleanup of N.W.T. mine

Giant Mine shut down since 2004 due to arsenic trioxide

June 9, 2015  

Report details environmental risks of B.C. mining operations

Analysis outlines potential effects that tailings dams could have on First Nations communities

January 20, 2015  

Diesel exhaust can alter DNA: study

UBC researchers put volunteers into polycarbonate-enclosed booth containing exhaust fumes

December 22, 2014  

New Brunswick introduces moratorium on hydraulic fracturing

Province becomes fourth Canadian jurisdiction to ban fracking

December 2, 2014  

Toxic Fissures

What goes down must come up. Flowback fluids — returning high-pressure fluids injected into the ground to fracture the rock formation and release natural gas or oil — have been linked to the deaths of four workers who appear to have suffered from acute chemical exposures during flowback operations at well sites in Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana since 2010. As Canada’s oil-and-gas boom continues to fuel projects that involve hydraulic fracturing, just how much — or how little — do we know about what goes on underground?

November 3, 2014  

One killed, four injured in Sarnia, Ontario plant explosion

Dust collection led to explosion at Veolia Environmental Services plant: Ministry of Labour

October 20, 2014  

Union calls for changes in mining safety oversight

Mount Polley mine spill prompts calls for better health and safety oversight in British Columbia