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Nutrien fined $200,000 after worker injured after stepping on unguarded floor opening

The charges stemmed from an incident that took place on Sept. 20, 2021, near Rocanville, Sask., when a worker suffered a serious injury after stepping into an unguarded floor opening.

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What are Ice Cleats Used For? Exploring the Workplace Applications of Ice Traction Devices

Navigating the winter wonderland can be a treacherous task, especially for those who brave the elements for outdoor work. Every step becomes a potential hazard on slippery surfaces and frozen worksites. However, fear not, as Ice cleats, also known as ice grips or ice traction devices, are here to provide the traction needed for a confident stride in even the harshest winter conditions.

'Quite the experience': Rescue team provides more details about N.W.T. plane crash

The call came in around mid-afternoon on one of the last days of December. A team of Royal Canadian Air Force members based in Winnipeg was contacted after the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., received word of a plane going down in a remote area of the Northwest Territories and 10 passengers were stranded in Canada's Arctic.

Canadian airlines say they're unaffected by Boeing 737-9 Max jetliner incident

Canadian airlines say they don't fly the Boeing 737-9 Max jetliners that U.S. regulators have grounded after an Alaska Airlines plane suffered a blowout while in flight.

Misteelco fined $75,000 after worker injured while moving heavy metal beam at Kitchener, Ont., plant

The incident happened on Oct. 24, 2022, at Misteelco's Prime Metal Service Centre. On that day, beams used in the fabrication of steel products were stored in piles in the yard of the Facility.

Nova Cold Logistics fined $65,000 after worker injured by automatic door while driving forklift

The incident happened on Nov. 24, 2022, at Nova Cold Logistics, operating as Americold.  On that day, a worker at the facility was instructed to move pallets of product from a loading dock to a freezer room with an electric lift truck.

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Companies fined total of $400,000 in London, Ont., construction collapse that killed two workers

The incident happened on Dec. 11, 2020, when the building collapsed to the ground floor during a fourth-floor roof level concrete pour. iSpan Systems LP fabricated the building’s structural steel frame, including the frames necessary to support the concrete forms. East Elgin Concrete Forming Ltd. was responsible for the concrete pour, retaining supervisory duties. » Read More...

B.C. government fined $710K for unsafe wildfire mitigation work, plans to appeal ruling by WorkSafeBC

In a penalty summary posted to its website, WorkSafeBC said it inspected the worksite — where tree falling and other wildfire fuel reduction activities were taking place — and “observed evidence of unsafe falling cuts, including stumps with insufficient holding wood.” » See the Photos
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Feds to investigate entire New York City subway system after derailment injures more than 20 people

Federal transit safety investigators will be reviewing all of New York City's subway operations in response to a collision and derailment that caused minor injuries to more than 20 people, the chairperson of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. » Read More...

Federal agency blames 'poor safety culture' for 2021 DC Metro train derailment

A top federal transportation safety official on Thursday harshly criticized Washington's regional transit agency, saying a "poor safety culture'' led to an October 2021 derailment that caused hundreds of new Metro railcars to be pulled from service. » Read More...

Investigators focus on air traffic communication after a fatal Tokyo runway crash

Investigators were focusing on communication between air traffic control and two aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Wednesday, a day after a large passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft collided on the runway and burst into flames, killing five people. » Read More...


Why the concept of IDEA can fall short: Insights through a psychologically safe workplace lens

On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how confident are you that beyond posters, emails, colourful lanyards and offering annual diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training, all employees feel a sense of belonging in your workplace? What is the evidence for your response? If it’s “what I think” or “my experience,” that’s not good enough. » Read More...

Senegal’s small scale gold miners still use poisonous mercury: How to reduce the harm

“Do not fish in these waters.” “Contains high levels of mercury.” These warnings are shown at thousands of lakes and rivers globally, as well as on numerous fish products. But eating mercury-laden fish is not the only source of mercury exposure. Even more dangerous is the inhalation of mercury vapours, which are released as mercury is used in the extraction of another trace element – gold. » Read More...

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Ice Cleats: Exploring Workplace Traction Applications

Ice cleats are vital in winter, offering crucial traction. Explore their use in various applications such as construction, delivery, and mining. Discover ICETRED™ for safety in diverse workplaces, providing durable rubber, tungsten carbide spikes, and third-party spark hazard testing. Tread confidently this winter with ICETRED™ Traction Devices for workplace safety. » Learn more

Opioids in the Workplace

Jan. 31, 2024 | Virtual Event. Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. » Register Now

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