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Alberta company ordered to pay $144,000 to develop learning videos, toolbox talk resources after worker injured

Under a creative sentence, the company will pay $144,000 to the Alberta Construction Safety Association to support developing a series of learning videos and a toolbox talk resource document.

Stelco fined $200,000 after worker killed by conveyor belt in Hamilton

On Jan. 15, 2022, a worker employed by Stelco Inc. was working alone in the coal handling area of the plant and noticed a conveyor belt was slipping off its pulley. To fix the problem, it is believed the coal handler got a can of belt dressing (adhesion spray) and applied it between the belt and the pulley while the conveyor belt was still moving.

Delta Elevator fined $75,000 after worker injured in fall in London, Ont.

The incident happened on Dec. 15, 2022, after the company was hired to modernize two elevators in a multi-level apartment building and brought in a sub-contractor to do electrical work.

Correctional officers in Ontario trail only cops, paramedics for work-related stress injury

Ontario's jails have seen a dramatic increase in the number of inmates over the past year with the majority of the facilities well over capacity, new data obtained by The Canadian Press shows.

Manitoba extending long-term leave for serious injury, illness to 27 weeks

The Manitoba government is introducing amendments to its Employment Standards Code that would extend long-term leave for serious injury or illness to 27 weeks, aligning with the federal employment insurance (EI) benefit period, Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino announced.

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Registration now open for ProtectHer: The Women's Safety Leadership & PPE Symposium

This exclusive virtual event is an exceptional platform to celebrate, learn from, and network with influential women leaders in safety. Building on the crucial dialogue started by OHS Canada in 2023, this event will delve deeper into the specific needs and challenges related to personal protective equipment (PPE) for women. » Read More...

Crane accidents 'a huge concern' after fourth incident in Metro Vancouver

In 30 years of working in construction, Josh Towsley says this is a first, after Metro Vancouver saw its fourth crane accident since the start of the year. "I've been involved in construction since I was 19 years old ... and I have never seen a run like this in our industry," he said in an interview following last week's incident. » See the Photos

Mental Health Commission of Canada launches new program to promote workplace psychological safety

Employers who want to foster a psychologically safe workplace are getting more support from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). It's developing what it calls an "innovative new program" that will support employers, it said, thanks to $820,000 in funding over three years from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). » Read More...
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DOJ opens criminal investigation into the Alaska Airlines 737 plane blowout, report says

Citing documents and people familiar with the matter, the newspaper said investigators have contacted some passengers and crew — including pilots and flight attendants — who were on the Jan. 5th flight. » Read More...

'Rust' armorer convicted of involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on movie set

A jury convicted a movie weapons supervisor of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” » Read More...

Workers expressed concern over bowed beams, structural issues before Idaho hangar collapse killed 3

Workers had expressed concerns about bending or bowed beams and structural issues before a steel airport hangar under construction in Idaho collapsed in January, killing three people and injuring nine others, a newspaper reported. » Read More...


Ruling out of Australia doesn’t mean all COVID vaccine mandates were flawed. Here’s why

Recently, Queensland Supreme Court Justice Glenn Martin declared the state’s COVID vaccine mandate for police officers was unlawful. Martin also found the director-general of Queensland health did not have the power to make vaccine mandates for ambulance service workers. Those who are critical of vaccine mandates have been pleased by the decision. » Read More...

Too much heat in the kitchen: Survey shows toxic work conditions mean many chefs are getting out

Chefs are in hot demand. “Chefs, chefs, chefs! Virtually impossible to find anyone,” lamented one Auckland restaurant owner recently. Australia is seeing a similar gap, with chefs ranked the eighth most in-demand occupation. Given this culinary skills shortage, we might expect such sought-after employees to be highly valued. Apparently not. » Read More...

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Make It Safe Okanagan 2024 

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