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Census workers logged hundreds of cases of violence, harassment by public: documents

In some of the most extreme examples, data show employees were punched, threatened with firearms, spat on or sexually assaulted.

Slow down, move over: Alberta’s new rules to protect workers on roadways kick in Sept. 1

As of next month, drivers in the lane closest to any roadside worker vehicle stopped at the side of the road with its lights flashing must slow down to 60 km/h or the posted speed limit, whichever is lower.

Coroner's inquest scheduled in death of worker at American Iron and Metal in Saint John, N.B.

A coroner's inquest has been scheduled in New Brunswick to look into the death of Bruce Lagace.

Nova Scotia coal mine remains closed while officials examine repairs after rockfall

A stop-work order issued following a rockfall last month at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine will remain in place until a consultant can determine that the mine is safe, Nova Scotia Labour Department officials said last Thursday.

One dead, one injured after plane found in lake east of Edmonton

RCMP say they were contacted late Friday by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Canadian Forces Base Trenton to help find an overdue aircraft which was believed to have crashed into Beaverhill Lake, near the community of Tofield.

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Heavy logging, light risks: Keeping workers safe in high-risk environments means treating them like humans

Amid the cacophony of whirring engines and clanging metal, as heavy equipment moves back and forth, there is no one-sizes-fits all solution to keeping workers safe, according to Sig Kemmler. “Everything is so intermeshed and intermingled. But one of the most important things, for sure, is communication,” said Kimmler, managing partner and ground-based logging manager for Integrated Operations Group, a forestry company based on Vancouver Island. » Read More...

Yellow jerseys of the fireline: A day fighting wildfires can require as much endurance as riding the Tour de France

Wildland firefighters demonstrate an average total energy expenditure approaching 4,000 to 5,000 calories per day. Some days can exceed the Tour’s average of about 6,000 calories. Add to that a daily water need of 1.5 to over 2 gallons. » Read More...
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EPA weighs formal review of vinyl chloride, the toxic chemical that burned in Ohio train derailment

The Biden administration says it could soon launch a formal evaluation of risks posed by vinyl chloride, the cancer-causing chemical that burned in a towering plume of toxic black smoke following the fiery train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. » Read More...

Thousands evacuated after a builder uncovers a WWII bomb in a Polish town

Some 14,000 people were evacuated Friday in the eastern Polish town of Lublin after a construction worker uncovered a massive unexploded bomb. The police, Territorial Defense troops and city transport were helping in the evacuation, which must take place before military engineers can take the bomb away for neutralization, according to a town hall spokesperson. » Read More...


AI can help forecast air quality, but freak events like 2023’s summer of wildfire smoke require traditional methods too

Wildfire smoke from Canada’s extreme fire season has left a lot of people thinking about air quality and wondering what to expect in the days ahead. All air contains gaseous compounds and small particles. But as air quality gets worse, these gases and particles can trigger asthma and exacerbate heart and respiratory problems as they enter the nose, throat and lungs and even circulate in the bloodstream. » Read More...

Canadians are unprepared for natural hazards. Here’s what we can do about it

Over the last year, Canada has made important progress toward making it easier for people to determine if they’re at risk from natural hazard disasters. But many people across the country still lack awareness about the risks they face and the steps they can take to prepare for them. » Read More...

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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

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