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Mounties eyeing change to recreational cannabis use policy for members

The RCMP is looking at easing a policy that requires front-line officers and many other employees to refrain from recreational cannabis use for four weeks before duty. A change to the five-year-old policy could bolster recruitment of new officers by bringing the Mounties in line with police forces that have much less restrictive policies on pot use.

'Persistent' bears force 160 firefighters to pull out of B.C. Interior camp

The wildfire service says the bears threatened the safety of staff "within and around'' the camp near Gold Bridge, about 100 kilometres west of Lillooet, prompting the decision to quit the camp last week.

Back-to-school safety: Surge in dangerous driving in school zones alarms parents

More than eight in 10 parents (82%) have witnessed dangerous driving behaviours in school zones, a four percentage point increase compared to last year.

Contractor fined $60,000 after Stelco worker critically hurt in fall during repair and maintenance work

B. Phillips Company (1987) Limited was contracted by Stelco Inc., a steel manufacturer, to perform maintenance and repair work on one of its oxygen furnaces. This included replacing a shielding skirt on a vessel used to purify steel.

Ontario universities pull course info from public sites after hate-motivated stabbing attack in Waterloo

The move to pull some information from public pages comes after a triple stabbing at a University of Waterloo gender studies class in June, which police described as a hate-motivated attack.

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Criminal charges laid against company, foreman in death of B.C. worker 11 years after incident

Crown prosecutors have charged J. Cote & Son Excavating Ltd. with criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing injury in relation to the 2012 death of Jeff Caron, a pipe-layer who was killed while working on a project for the company in Burnaby. » Read More...

Boarding without bias: How employers can help 2SLGBTQI+ staff feel safe when travelling for work

This article, from our sister publication Talent Canada, looks at the experiences of workers when heading out on work trips and offers advice on what employers can do to protect staff. » Read More...

Showcasing the best in workplace safety: OHS Canada unveils program for 2023 OHS Honours

Consisting of a half-day conference, cocktail reception, gala dinner and awards ceremony, it takes place at the Palais Royale in Toronto on Sept. 21, 2023. Get your tickets today! » Read More...
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An attack on a Chinese mining convoy carrying gold in Congo leaves 4 dead, authorities say

An attack on a Chinese mining convoy transporting gold in northeast Congo killed four people, including two Chinese nationals, authorities said Friday. » Read More...

Mississippi candidate for attorney general says the state isn't doing enough to protect workers

In Mississippi — one of the poorest states in the U.S. and where a 16-year-old worker recently died after becoming entangled in a factory conveyor belt — a candidate for attorney general said Thursday that elected officials must play a more aggressive role in protecting labour rights. » Read More...

A train slams into a group of workers on the tracks at an Italian station, killing 5 of them

A speeding out-of-service train slammed into a group of workers doing nighttime track maintenance in northern Italy, killing five of them, authorities said. » Read More...


Migrant workers facing the dangers of wildfires need support

Temporary migrant workers in the Global North are already highly vulnerable to abuse in the workplace and hazardous working conditions. That vulnerability is often drastically increased in times of crisis. » Read More...

AI is reshaping the workplace – but what does it mean for the health and well-being of workers?

Across different industries and occupations, AI is being used to detect patterns, make predictions and even create content. However, the rapid rate of AI adoption is putting workplaces at risk of overlooking its potentially adverse impacts. » Read More...


NSC Safety Congress & Expo

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