Toronto mulls licensing for workplaces with blood-borne disease risks
TORONTO (Canadian OH&S News)
Air quality issues sicken teachers in Nova Scotia school
YARMOUTH, N.S. (Canadian OH&S News)
Distracted Alberta railway workers hit by train
EDMONTON (Canadian OH&S News)
Study finds link between manufacturing sector and breast cancer risk
WINDSOR, Ont. (Canadian OH&S News)
Federal government drops opposition to crysotile asbestos hazard label
FEDERAL (Canadian OH&S News)
Making A Comeback
The Quebec government’s recent announcement of a $58-million infusion to breathe life into Canada’s beleaguered asbestos industry has drawn outrage from various quarters.
Dust to Dust
For a dust explosion to occur, everything has to be lined up just right. Unlike a fire, which can be started by a trio of elements — fuel, an ignition source and oxygen — a dust explosion can occur only if a pentagon comprising two…
Feds investigating gas leak at customs-related facility
HAMILTON, Ont (Canadian OH&S News)
Review confirms cancer risk for Nfld shipyard workers
MARYSTOWN, Nfld (Canadian OH&S News)
Falling Partitions: Plus or Minus
Within a couple months of relocating to an open-concept office space last October, Michael De Monte had noticed significant changes in the social dynamics among employees.
Poultry plant in Manitoba appeals order to clean up air
WINNIPEG (Canadian OH&S News)
Mould growth potential in the aftermath of storms
It may have been a flood; perhaps even a hurricane. The potential for harm from temporary fury unleashed is clear: downed communication devices, damaged infrastructure, and losses of productivity and resources.
To some, it is a constant buzzing in their ears; for others, it is a sort of whistling, humming or even the usually calming sounds made by crickets.
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…
Swine Flu and Pandemic Planning Resources
These online swine flu, pandemic planning and emergency preparedness resources have been compiled by COHSN staff.