OHS Canada Magazine

Category
Legislation

News
May 19, 2015  

Eleven women face deportation following human trafficking investigation in Ottawa

Sex workers decry police raids on massage parlours

News
May 12, 2015  

Government announces new standard for rail cars carrying dangerous goods

New tank car improves safety with thicker steel, thermal protection, full head shields and enhanced bottom outlet valves

Feature
April 22, 2015  

Digging in Foreign Lands

Canada’s mining industry accounts for nearly half of the
world’s mining and mineral-exploration activity. But who holds Canadian operations abroad accountable when workplace-safety violations occur, and what standards are they required to live up to?
Claims of Canadian companies disregarding the rights of foreign workers and changes to Canada’s corporate social responsibility strategy are throwing a spotlight on the way our extractive sector does business abroad.

Feature
April 22, 2015  

Impairment Versus Intrusion: Drugs and Alcohol in Safety-Sensitive Positions

Nearly two years have passed since the Supreme Court

News
April 21, 2015  

Alberta saw 25 farming fatalities in 2014: Chief Medical Examiner

Province needs safety legislation to prevent injuries, fatalities, says farm union

News
February 24, 2015  

Bill to help protect transit operators comes into force

Changes to Criminal Code could mean tougher sentences for those who assault transit workers

News
February 17, 2015  

Sex worker groups question constitutionality of new legislation

Advocacy groups send open letter to attorney general

News
February 10, 2015  

B.C. appeal court rules against Mexico in migrant farm worker case

Union sympathizers blacklisted by Mexican government, says labour leader

News
January 20, 2015  

Association establishes confidential hotline for TFWs

Toll-free number to provide info about TFWs’ legal rights and entitlements

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
January 13, 2015  

Police association calls for full workers’ compensation for officers

Newfoundland and Labrador police officers currently receive only 80 per cent of pre-injury net earnings, says Service NL

News
November 3, 2014  

Union speaks out about new Quebec farm worker law

Quebec farm worker bill violates charter: UFCW

Feature
October 6, 2014  

Safety Rules Revised

National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego

News
November 4, 2013  

Feds propose broad changes to labour code

(Canadian OH&S News)

Feature
January 18, 2011  

What’s Appening?

The idea came to John Holtan while he was attending a week-long training event in Atlanta about five years ago. A refinery and power plant operations instructor in North Dakota at the time, Holtan made the trip to Georgia Tech hoping to beef up…

Feature
July 1, 1999  

Who Pays for PPE?

If the law says the employer must “provide” protective