OHS Canada Magazine

Health & Safety

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Out of Reach

    June 1, 2014 by Jeff Cottrill

    It has been more than two years since an explosion and a fire killed two workers and injured 20 at the Babine Forest Products sawmill, east of Burns Lake in British Columbia. Today, a legal controversy surrounds WorkSafeBC’s investigation…

  • Product Health & Safety

    Haws Launches Redesigned, Feature-Rich Website

    May 28, 2014 by OHS Canada

    The new and completely redesigned website offers visitors enhanced features, detailed product information and resources for a quality customer experience. Haws, a manufacturer of emergency response and hydration equipment, announced the release of their refreshed website containing various expanded and

  • Ontario social worker killed in building fire

    May 26, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (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.

  • Product Health & Safety

    3M Canada Introduces Unique Mobile Safety App

    May 13, 2014 by OHS Canada

    London, ON (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) – The Personal Safety Division of 3M Canada today announced the launch of the 3M Safety App. The first of its kind, the Safety App from 3M takes a complex catalogue of Personal Protective

  • Nfld. and Labrador readies whistleblower legislation

    May 12, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (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.

  • Report claims decline in Nova Scotia’s workplace injuries

    April 28, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — According to the latest annual report from the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB), the province’s rate of workplace injury has hit a new low. The injury rate for 2013 was only 1.86 workers…

  • Product Health & Safety

    New Optrel e3000 Powered Air Purifying Respirator Provides

    April 23, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (EAST GREENWICH, Rhode Island, USA, April 23, 2014) — Optrel Inc., the global innovator of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) that optimizes welder uptime while minimizing distractions. Designed with

  • Product Health & Safety

    MSAs TriGas Monitoring System

    April 22, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (PITTSBURGH, Pa, April  2014) – The TriGas Monitoring System consists of up to three sensors with either Ultima® X3 Technology’s digital communications or Ultima X 4/20mA output with on-board LEDs and relays to provide local alarms. This TriGas system offers

  • Workplace mental health needs a unique approach, study says

    April 21, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — Implementing preventive measures adapted to each company’s unique culture would help reduce mental health issues in the workplace, a new study has suggested.

  • Four workers injured in Toronto office stabbing

    April 21, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — Police arrested a 47-year-old man on April 9 after a stabbing spree in an office in north Toronto. Four employees of Ceridian Canada Ltd., the Canadian branch of an American human resources company, were injured in…

  • Product Health & Safety

    Haws Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions

    April 16, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (SPARKS, Nevada, USA, April 15, 2014) – Haws Corporation® is pleased to announce several additional team members as well as internal promotions within various company departments. These additions are in support of Haws’continued success in the emergency equipment and hydration

  • Product Health & Safety

    Introducing the ALTAIR 2X Line of Gas Detectors…Simply Revolutionary Technology from MSA

    April 16, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (PITTSBURGH, Pa., USA, April 11, 2014) – MSA, the Safety Company, introduces the ALTAIR 2X Platform of Gas Detectors. This first-of-its-kind, one- or two-gas detector introduces breakthroughs that incorporate industry-leading XCell® Sensor technology to deliver unparalleled performance while drastically minimizing

  • Labour ministry continues probe into smelter death

    April 14, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) continues to investigate a workplace fatality at a smelter in the Copper Cliff neighbourhood of Sudbury.

  • Canadian reporter injured in Afghanistan shooting

    April 14, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — A Canadian Associated Press (AP) reporter is being treated for bullet wounds at a hospital in Germany following a shooting attack in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of elections.

  • Ontario continues to appeal healthcare extensions

    April 7, 2014 by OHS Canada

    (Canadian OH&S News) — The Divisional Court, a branch of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, held a hearing on March 25, pertaining to the recent decision by the Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB) to allow Ontario…

  • Product Health & Safety

    The Fas-Trac III Ratchet Suspension is the Cure for Head Protection Headaches!

    April 3, 2014 by OHS Canada

    PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 1, 2014 – MSA, the world’s leading manufacturer of protective helmets, introduces the Fas-Trac® III Ratchet Suspension, designed to improve comfort, retention and stability.  Developed with input from hundreds of customers, the new Fas-Trac lll Ratchet Suspension

  • Product Health & Safety


    April 2, 2014 by OHS Canada

    APRIL 2014 – BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO – A new housekeeping safety program has been released by DuPont and is now available through Electrolab Training Systems. Tripping on objects in a walkway, being hit by falling objects, and slipping on greasy, wet,

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Road to Recovery

    April 1, 2014 by Jean Lian

    Pain — that gnawing, tormenting sensation — has been wielding an unrelenting grip on Patricia Dodd, volunteer president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Injured Workers Association, since she had a nasty fall at work back in the…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Beyond Skin-Deep

    April 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    A recent study out of the United States has found that Vietnam war veterans previously exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at higher risk for certain types of skin cancer. The latest findings may have resonance here in Canada, where…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Greener Pastures

    April 1, 2014 by Carmelle Wolfson

    The death of an Alberta farm worker, who was killed when his clothing got caught in a grain auger in January, has renewed calls to bring the province’s agriculture industry into the fold of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)….