Your workplace has a health and safety program in place; the employees are well trained and aware of the hazards in the workplace. With an impressive safety record, employees can be proud of your commitment to safety. But what about the contractors that a company engages?
I was at a walk-in clinic near Toronto when I vaguely overheard a patient asking about a doctor. The receptionist replied that the doctor in question had become a woman. The conversation did not develop far enough for me to…
On June 16, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) started public consultations on how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep pace with the changing needs of workers and employers in the…
Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier: “The time has come to make the change.”
Push for stricter penalties follows death of young miner
Sex workers decry police raids on massage parlours
New tank car improves safety with thicker steel, thermal protection, full head shields and enhanced bottom outlet valves
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.
Nearly two years have passed since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd. that the mandatory, random alcohol testing of unionized employees in safety-sensitive positions at…
Province needs safety legislation to prevent injuries, fatalities, says farm union
Changes to Criminal Code could mean tougher sentences for those who assault transit workers
Advocacy groups send open letter to attorney general
Union sympathizers blacklisted by Mexican government, says labour leader
Toll-free number to provide info about TFWs’ legal rights and entitlements
New occupational health and safety section added to legislation; amendment went into effect on Dec. 31
Newfoundland and Labrador police officers currently receive only 80 per cent of pre-injury net earnings, says Service NL
Quebec farm worker bill violates charter: UFCW
National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego
(Canadian OH&S News)
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…