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Coreslab Structures fined more than $280,000 after worker found dead inside concrete mixing tank

The Dundas, Ont.-based company uses a steel concrete mixing tank called a Planetary Concrete Mixer in the production of precast concrete products. At the end of every shift, the mixer requires cleaning, including the inside where the concrete is mixed.

Forestry contractors on helicopter that crashed, killing 2 near Prince George, B.C.

Forest products firm Canfor says hired contractors on their way to conduct field survey work for the company were on board a helicopter that crashed.

Tribunal rules in favour of injured migrant workers seeking more compensation

Six years after a devastating injury on an Ontario farm, Leroy Thomas says he's finally feeling hopeful about the future. The former seasonal worker from Jamaica dislocated his spine while working at a Simcoe, Ont., tobacco farm in 2017, an injury that left him unable to continue as an agricultural worker and in deep financial distress.

Elmira Pet Products fined $112,500 after worker critically injured in fall at Ontario plant

The company pled guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener on Sept. 18, 2023, for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that led to a worker's critical injuries.

Ontario's WSIB announces new head office location in London

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has announce the location of its new head office. It will located at 300 Tartan Drive in London, Ont., a location that currently houses 3M.

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Driving a message of hope: CRH Canada takes safety communications on the road

In an industry where heavy loads and large equipment are the norm, CRH Canada is carrying an unusual but vital message on the side of its trucks. A total of 17 vehicles have now been transformed into roving billboards to promote suicide prevention. » Read More...

Utilities Kingston ‘wires up’ new approach to safety, wins 2023 OHS Team of the Year

The concept of a safety “team” is a relatively new one for Utilities Kingston. Just a couple of years ago, that team consisted of one person — Scott Robinson, health and safety supervisor. » See the Photos

Joël Richer: A rising star elevating workplace safety at Emco

Joël Richer took an unconventional path into the world of occupational health and safety. Back in 2006, he kicked off his career in the financial sector — taking roles in the collection and compliance departments at Citi Financial while completing a master’s degree in history. » Read More...

A new chapter: How Niclas Manson is rewriting the script at Toronto Public Library

When Niclas Manson was studying kinesiology at the University of Toronto, a lot of his peers were focused on careers focused on treating injuries and diseases — including as physiotherapists or doctors. “I always thought it would have been a much cooler, and smarter, idea to try and prevent any sort of injury from happening before going to a doctor,” he said. » Read More...

From mines to courtrooms: Norm Keith’s lifelong advocacy for OHS

Norm Keith got an early taste of the dangers that workplaces can pose. He was working summers underground in the mines in Sudbury, Ont., to put himself through university. “The second summer I was there, a worker was killed. Not somebody I worked with, I didn’t witness it, but it was still very real and very close to home,” said Keith. » Read More...

A legacy of love: Maryanne Pope turns tragedy into advocacy through JPMF

On Sept. 29, 2000, Const. John Petropoulos of the Calgary Police Service was called to investigate a break-and-enter at a warehouse. While on the mezzanine level, the four-year-veteran stepped onto what he believed was a study floor — but it was a false ceiling. » Read More...

Uncorking wellness: LCBO expands focus from physical to psychological health amid pandemic

Amidst the challenging backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising concerns about employee well-being, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) launched a Whole Person Health, Safety and Wellness Strategy in 2020. The goal was to bring together various programs and offerings, including traditional health and safety, disability management, and well-being offerings together in a “holistic approach." » Read More...

Fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island cause smoky haze, prompting calls for people to work from home

More than 300 forest and peatland fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island caused hazy skies across the region on Monday, prompting government officials to ask people to work from home. » Read More...

Florida auto shop owner and angry customer shot each other to death, police say

A shooting at a Florida auto shop that killed two men was triggered by a former customer's dissatisfaction with work done on his car two years ago, police said. » Read More...

Target closing nine stores in U.S., saying theft and crime is threatening worker safety

Target said it will close nine stores in four states, including one in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood, and three in the San Francisco Bay Area, saying that theft and organized retail crime have threatened the safety of its workers and customers. » Read More...


Writing songs about the unsung heroes: 2023 OHS Honours

It has been an incredible couple of weeks behind the editor’s desk at OHS Canada. August and September are amongst the busiest periods for us as we sift through the nominations that pour in for OHS Honours and the Top 25 Under 40. The stories we uncovered are powerful and moving, and the best practices we’re shining a spotlight on can make a difference in any organization. » Read More...

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