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Ill-fitting PPE for women creates safety hazards, leaves workers feeling excluded: Panel

There is one simple way to understand the issues facing women when it comes to finding properly fitting personal protective equipment (PPE), according to Lora McMillan, director of special projects at Ledcor Construction.

Quebec children under 14 to be banned from working most jobs

Labour Minister Jean Boulet says Bill 19 is the result of a recommendation from a legislature committee and on recent reports noting a rise in workplace injuries involving children.

Vale Canada fined $175,000 after two workers hurt in Ontario mining incident

On the day of the incident two Vale employees were working on the construction of a ramp in the underground section of the mine near Sudbury, Ont.

Factory explosion survivor, on fire, fell into chocolate vat in Pennsylvania

A woman pulled alive from the rubble of a Pennsylvania chocolate factory after an explosion that killed seven co- workers says flames had engulfed the building, and her arm, when the floor gave way beneath her.

Construction company fined $20,000 after worker injured in N.W.T.

Arctic Canada Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty to a single count under the territory's Safety Act.


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Workplace violence claims have jumped 25 per cent over last five years: WorkSafeBC

The agency said it approved 2,292 workers' compensation claims related to violence in 2018. Last year, that figure shot up to 2,868 successful claims. » Read More...

Fiery derailments renew Americans' focus on railroad safety

Federal regulators and members of Congress are urging railroads to do more to prevent derailments. They want standards for the trackside detectors used to help identify equipment problems, more notice to states about hazardous chemicals they are hauling, and at least two people at the helm. » Read More...

Ontario's labour ministry reviewing CFLPA's workers' compensation concerns

The review is part of the provincial government's larger plans to improve compensation for injured workers, it said. » Read More...
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Report: 2 dead, 1 hurt in medical copter crash in Alabama

A medical helicopter responding to a call to airlift a hiker with breathing problems crashed Sunday southeast of the Alabama city of Birmingham, leaving two of its crew dead and sending the third to a hospital, authorities said. » Read More...

Track incursion by Australian GP fans sparks investigation

Australian Grand Prix organizers have launched an investigation to determine how a group of fans managed to break through security and get dangerously close to Formula One cars before the chaotic race that featured three red flags had ended on Sunday. » Read More...

NSC statement on U.S. FDA approval of Naloxone for over-the-counter use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that the agency has approved Naloxone Nasal Spray for over-the-counter use. » Read More...


A leader’s introduction to the intersection of inclusion, psychological safety

Many employers are investing resources and energy into the inclusion, diversity, equity, and accommodations (IDEA) framework to ensure all workers’ differences and individual needs are considered. What is expected of IDEA is clear. However, the meaning and accountability to bring each element to life vary, based on an employer’s commitment and competency. » Read More...

In Canada’s two-tiered mental health system, access to care is especially challenging in rural areas

Rural Canadians face mental health concerns to the same degree as their urban counterparts, but rural communities have less access to psychologists, and that access may be eroding. » Read More...


Walking together for health and safety

Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy is a national movement to change the way Canadians think about workplace health and safety, and support those affected by fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. The event is the premiere fundraiser for Threads of Life, a national charity which helps families heal after a traumatic workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life programs and services are offered free, thanks in part to funds raised through Steps for Life. Companies and individuals can register to walk in Steps for Life, form a team of coworkers or friends, or sponsor their community event. More information at www.stepsforlife.ca. » More information

ASSP Safety23 Conference + Expo

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: June 4, 2023
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