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Court blasts health and safety manager for hiding her injury, WSIB claim from employer

The former health, safety and training manager for a building supply company in Ontario has lost a wrongful dismissal lawsuit she filed after being fired for cause in the wake of a workplace injury she allegedly suffered.

RCMP relaxes recreational cannabis use policy for officers

The RCMP has eased its policy on cannabis use by members, saying simply they must be fit for duty when reporting for work. The new substance use policy replaces a 2018 one that required front-line officers and many other employees in "safety-sensitive" positions to refrain from recreational cannabis use for four weeks before duty.

Decade after fatal fire, some Quebec seniors' residences unable to install sprinklers

Ten years after 32 people died in a fire that ripped through a residential complex for seniors in rural Quebec, around a quarter of all private seniors' residences in the province are still struggling to comply with a requirement to install sprinkler systems.

Metro Vancouver issues air quality bulletin after noxious smell triggers complaints

It said an incident at Burnaby's Parkland fuel refinery caused the "strong chemical odour" around the region and enforcement officers were sent to the site to make sure Parkland was complying with it's emissions permit.

After courthouse stabbing, Quebec prosecutors, constables call for more security

The letter released today by 10 groups is in response to a knife attack last week that seriously injured a court interpreter at the courthouse in Longueuil, Que., south of Montreal. Alexandre Garcés, 44, faces a number of charges including attempted murder, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

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Union highlights 'major problems' in staffing U.S. diplomatic posts, cites violence and health-care concerns

Pamela Isfeld, head of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, suggested that Ottawa's appraisals of security threats aren't as robust for the U.S. as they are for other countries. “If you were talking about a post in Africa where you had had half a dozen lockdowns because of active shooters in the last year, that would go into the security assessment of that post,” she said. » Read More...

Poultry company fined $46,000 after workplace injury in Saskatchewan

On July 10, 2021, a worker suffered serious injury after their foot became entangled within a horizontal auger system at a worksite near Regina Beach. » See the Photos
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Helmet manufacturer: Mahomes' shattered lid in NFL playoff game 'did its job'

The manufacturer of the helmet that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes shattered during their AFC wild-card game with Miami says it “did its job” by protecting the league MVP “during a head-to-head impact in unprecedented cold temperatures.” » Read More...

Federal labour investigators say Mississippi's poultry company's inaction led to the death of a teenage worker

A Mississippi poultry plant's failure to follow safety protocols led to the death of a 16-year-old worker who was pulled into a machine, federal regulators said last week. » Read More...

3 killed and 77 injured in a massive blast caused by explosives in a southern Nigerian city

Three people died and 77 others were injured after a massive blast caused by explosives rocked more than 20 buildings in one of Nigeria's largest cities Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday, as rescue workers dug through the rubble in search of those feared trapped. » Read More...


Working from home since COVID-19? Cabin fever could be the next challenge

As Canada opened back up after the COVID-19 lockdowns, many businesses encouraged their workers to head back to the office. Yet, despite restrictions being lifted in Canada and around the world, teleworking as a regular working arrangement has remained popular across different industries. » Read More...

Big dreams and high demands: The mental health challenges of elite youth athletes

Elite sport poses several unique pressures that can impact athletes’ mental health. Demanding travel schedules and intense competition pressures can lead to negative emotional experiences. Athletes can become injured, or they may be uncertain about their future career in sport. Unfortunately, some athletes may also face physical, psychological or sexual abuse in their sport. » Read More...

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