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Nearly two dozen safety violations against American Iron Metal in two years, inquest hears

The coroner’s inquest into the death of truck driver Bruce Lagace concluded last week, with the jury ruling that his death was an accident. Lagace, a 48-year-old employee of Deschenes Drilling, died Nov. 24, 2021 of blunt force injuries to the head, neck and abdomen

Ontario's WSIB extends double rebates for small business to help with health and safety

Employees at small businesses are 44% more likely than those at large ones to experience a work-related injury, according to a recent study highlighted by Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Saputo fined $75,000 after worker injured by cheese cutting machine in Tavistock, Ont.

A dairy products manufacturer in Ontario has been fined $75,000, plus a 25% victim fine surcharge, bringing the total amount to $93,750, after a worker was hurt while making cheese.

Worker dead in apparent drowning at Birchcliff Energy site in Alberta

The Calgary-based oil and gas company says the incident occurred at one of its water storage pits located south of Bay Tree, Alta.

Newmarket, Ont.-based company fined $93,000 after worker killed by forklift during construction of apartment building

A Newmarket, Ont.-based construction company has been fined more than $93,000 after a worker was killed by a forklift during the construction of an apartment building — underscoring the importance of having a signaler assist when vehicles don't have clear lines of sight.

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You put safety first, and so do we. That's why we're thrilled to introduce the Dräger X-pect® series of protective eyewear. These goggles and spectacles go beyond keeping your eyes shielded. They redefine comfort and durability.

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Don't snooze on safety: Fighting fatigue in the workplace

Feeling tired, foggy, mentally, or physically tired, or lacking motivation? These are all signs and symptoms of fatigue. Whether it’s due to working long hours, not getting enough sleep, or from long periods of stress or anxiety, workplace fatigue is a hazard employers should be concerned about. » Read More...

Alan Quilley: A legacy of transformation, humour and challenging status quo

Alan Quilley, a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker in the realm of occupational health and safety, has been posthumously inducted into the OHS Canada Hall of Fame as part of its 2023 induction class. With a career spanning four decades, Quilley was a unique voice in the safety sector who combined real-world experience with an engaging presentation style. » See the Photos
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A Reuters videographer killed in southern Lebanon by Israeli shelling is laid to rest

A Reuters videographer killed in Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon was laid to rest in his hometown Saturday in a funeral procession attended by hundreds of people. » Read More...

Semitruck driver killed when Colorado train derails, spilling train cars and coal onto a highway

A semi-trailer truck driver was killed when a train derailed and a bridge collapsed, spewing coal and mangled train cars across a highway near Pueblo, Colorado, on Sunday, authorities said. » Read More...

Gunmen kill 6 construction workers in volatile southwestern Pakistan

Police officer Hidayatullah Dashti said gunmen opened fire overnight at eight construction workers in the city of Turbat, about 377 miles (about 606 kilometers) south of Quetta — the capital of the province. Two survived, he said, and were hospitalized for treatment. » Read More...

The U.S. Supreme Court avoided disaster when a chunk of marble fell in a courtyard used by the justices

The Supreme Court avoided a catastrophic accident last year when a piece of marble at least 2 feet long crashed to the ground in an interior courtyard used by the justices and their aides, according to several court employees. » Read More...


The impact of work on well-being: 6 factors that will affect the future of work and health inequalities

Work has long been considered a social determinant of health. Like housing, education, income security and other matters of economic and social policy, work can be a key factor in creating, maintaining or exacerbating unequal health outcomes across different societal groups. » Read More...

How employers can tackle misconceptions about people with disabilities in the workplace

Disability is a common part of the human experience: the United Nations estimates that 16 per cent of the world’s population is disabled, and a 2019 study from the United States found that over half of American adults aged 18 to 34 have at least one chronic illness. This article, from our sister publication Talent Canada, takes an in-depth look. » Read More...

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American Lock’s Solid Aluminum + LifeGuard™ Key Charting System

American Lock’s top-selling lightweight, solid aluminum padlocks were an industry breakthrough when introduced and continue to be a top seller. The padlocks can stand up to caustic environments and are best for utility storage areas, sheds, gates, and outbuildings, lockout/tagout use; A designated lock and key that is unique to each employee. By using the free LifeGuard key charting system, you can record all the safety padlock key codes assigned to your facility and prevent unwanted key duplication, which can jeopardize your lockout tagout program.

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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

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