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Receiving death threats not regular part of Quebec elementary teacher's job: tribunal

The psychological harm suffered by a Quebec elementary teacher after a student brought knives to school and told classmates he planned to kill her was a workplace injury, the province's labour tribunal has ruled.

CUPE issues guidance on wildfire smoke hazards, affirms workers' right to refuse unsafe work

"CUPE members are experiencing wildfires that are increasing in number and severity," it said. "These fires and the smoke they create harm everyone’s physical and mental health, especially equity-seeking groups like Indigenous populations and people with disabilities."

Federal officials in U.S. are warning airlines to keep workers away from jet engines that are still running

Federal safety regulators are citing recent incidents, at least one of them fatal, in warning airlines to make sure that workers keep their distance from jet engines until they are powered off.

Construction supervisor fined nearly $90K after worker killed in Ontario explosion

A construction supervisor has been fined $70,000, plus a victim surcharge fine, after a worker was killed in an explosion in Woodbridge, Ont., in 2020.

Quebec releases new road safety plan, includes higher fines for drivers

Quebec has released a new plan to curb the number of collisions on its roads, including higher fines to deter dangerous driving.

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Criminal prosecutions appear to be rising for health and safety crimes: Norm Keith

Recent charges in Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada, have seen an increase in the use of the Westray Bill as an enforcement mechanism. Norm Keith of KPMG Law LLP takes a look at the evolving landscape. » Read More...

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

OHS Canada is excited to announce the details for the 2023 OHS Honours program, the can't miss celebration of the best workplace health and safety practices in the country. » Read More...
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Workers exposed to extreme heat have no consistent protection in the U.S.

Santos Brizuela spent more than two decades laboring outdoors, persisting despite a bout of heatstroke while cutting sugarcane in Mexico and chronic laryngitis from repeated exposure to the hot sun while on various other jobs. But last summer, while on a construction crew in Las Vegas, he reached his breaking point. » Read More...

A gantry has collapsed at the construction site of a bridge in India, killing at least 17 workers

A gantry at a railroad bridge being built in northeastern India collapsed last week, killing at least 17 workers and injuring several others, police said. » Read More...

A fire rescue helicopter has crashed in Florida; officials say 2 are injured

The Broward Sheriff's Office said one of its fire-rescue helicopters crashed near the Pompano Beach Airpark shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. » Read More...


Navigating psychological well-being: Lessons from fish tank maintenance

Investing money in psychological health and safety can have a dramatic, positive impact on protecting workers from mental harm and promoting mental health. Employers who want to ensure psychological health and safety is being done correctly can learn what needs to be done through the lens of fish tank maintenance. » Read More...

Wildfire smoke is an increasing threat to Canadians’ health

Air quality in Canada has improved over the past several decades, and Canada’s air is among the cleanest in the world. But that progress is threatened by smoke from wildfires, which are becoming more frequent and more intense with climate change. » Read More...


NSC Safety Congress & Expo

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