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Manitoba bus crash brings focus on safety of at-grade intersections in Canada

BC Trucking Association CEO Dave Earle says most drivers in urban areas where highway intersections have overpasses or traffic lights have no idea about the prevalence of at-grade intersections, in which two routes cross at the same elevation.

Workplace safety breach: Gilbertson Enterprises convicted in critical injury of worker at Ontario Quarry

The company, which specializes in custom aggregate services, was convicted following an incident at Medhurst Creek Quarry located about 48 kilometres north of Wawa.

Scrap metal recycler fined more than $80K after worker injured while unloading trailer in Hamilton

On Dec. 10, 2021, a driver employed by American Iron & Metal Company Inc. was transferring loads of scrap metal to a shredding pile at the company’s scrap metal yard using a 40-foot dump trailer.

Contractor killed at Algoma Steel while cleaning out-of-service gas line, says company

The incident happened on June 15 and involved a contractor who was retained to perform specialized maintenance work, according to a press release from the company. 


Cooling Vest: Increased Performance By Up to 4 Hours

When work gets hot, the Dräger Comfort Vest CVP 5220 is always ready to use as it delivers the cooling action itself. This means: no pre-freezing, no dipping into water, no risk due to dangerous circulating air – and no time loss.

Why choose our cooling vest:
  • Automatic cooling above 27°C
  • Available in four different sizes
  • Easy donning and cleaning
  • Maximum protection and high wear comfort
  • Regenerates when stored – within 4 hours at most
  • Service life for up to 3 years
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Right-sizing: It’s time to make inclusive PPE accessible

Intentional or not, many workers are getting the message that their ill-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) is “not a big deal” or that “there are more important things to worry about," writes Paula Campkin of Energy Safety Canada. » Read More...
Sponsored Spotlight 

Hand protection against impact injuries

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Woman charged with aggravated assault in shooting of Pennsylvania district attorney

Porice Diamond Mincy, 31, of Emporium, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting at the law office of Paul Malizia, who serves as district attorney for Cameron County. » Read More...

A search is underway for missing submarine that takes people to see Titanic

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia said the vessel was reported overdue around 9:13 p.m. Sunday, about 435 miles (700 kilometres) south of St. John's, Newfoundland. » Read More...

Large fire breaks out at Germany's biggest theme park, police say blaze is 'under control'

A large fire broke out at Germany's biggest theme park Monday, sending a dense plume of black smoke billowing into the sky visible from miles around. » Read More...


Understanding and supporting neurodivergent workers: CCOHS Corner

Our collective understanding of what it means to be neurodivergent is growing. Employers are recognizing that a neurodiverse workforce can improve workplace productivity and profitability if they take the time to address specific needs and set workers up for success. » Read More...

Canada urgently needs a FEMA-like emergency management agency

Disasters often bring politicians, policymakers, researchers and the public to the discussion table. Due to their catastrophic impacts, disasters and emergencies prompt a large array of stakeholders to focus intently on the issues at hand, providing windows of opportunity for change. » Read More...


Sponsored Spotlight 

Improve productivity, reduce employee turnover and more with Ergonomics/Human Factors

A large-scale study found that ergonomic interventions were shown to:
  • improve productivity on average by 25%
  • reduce workers compensation costs by 68%
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  • reduce employee absenteeism
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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

October 20, 2023 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans » Read More...