OHS Canada Magazine

Category
Legislation

News
January 23, 2020  

Ontario concrete company fined $175,000 in worker’s death

Employer failed to follow manufacturer’s requirements

News
January 13, 2020  

Investigators lay safety violation charges in death at Halifax site

Foreman accused of falsifying information regarding 2018 rooftop plummet

News
January 9, 2020  

New health and safety requirements required for contract bids in Vaughan, Ont.

City will require certification for new construction contracts as of March

Voice
January 6, 2020  

Tech trends will dominate safety profession in 2020 – and beyond

Adopting more technology should be a resolution for all OHS professionals

Voice
January 6, 2020  

Mental health is the foundation of workplace safety

Physical and psychological health are both a part of safety culture

News
January 2, 2020  

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

As of Jan. 1, 11 U.S. states now allow cannabis use

News
December 31, 2019  

Year in review: our most-read stories for 2019

Workplace violence, fatalities remain in safety spotlight

News
December 31, 2019  

Quebec raises legal age for cannabis to 21, the strictest in the country

Critics aren’t sure legal measures will have intended effect

News
December 30, 2019  

Manitoba government’s oversight of commercial vehicles inadequate: auditor

‘Better practices found in other jurisdictions … are absent in Manitoba’

News
December 17, 2019  

Alberta no longer requires JHSCs at every worksite

New rules reduce administrative burden: minister

News
December 16, 2019  

Quebec politician files police complaint over hateful online messages

Christine Labrie raised issue of internet abuse in legislature last month

Feature
December 13, 2019  

Edibles add new wrinkle to safety landscape

Vast differences between smoked cannabis and newly legal products

News
December 12, 2019  

Appeal Court rules against suspending Quebec’s religious symbols ban

All judges acknowledged harm may be serious for teachers wearing hijab

News
December 4, 2019  

Ontario contractor hit with $150,000 fine after excavation fatality

Company pled guilty to 2018 incident

News
December 4, 2019  

Saskatchewan introduces strategy to reduce serious workplace injuries, deaths

2,400 provincial workers are seriously hurt each year

Feature
December 3, 2019  

In defence of whistleblowers

Most Canadian whistleblowing legislation is ineffective, requiring users to clear a number of hurdles, says an expert.

News
December 2, 2019  

Does Quebec’s unique winter-tire law make roads safer?

Drivers without proper tires face $300 fine

Feature
November 29, 2019  

Protecting minds a priority in changing times

In a world where the only constant is change, mental health has simultaneously become the fastest-growing category of disability in the workplace.

Feature
November 29, 2019  

Tips for implementing mental-health policy

‘Invisible’ disabilities have equal human rights protections in the workplace.

News
November 27, 2019  

Ontario government introduces new measures to combat bullying in schools

Teachers will be trained in de-escalation techniques