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'Incendiary devices' found at Quebec construction site for Northvolt EV battery plant

A company building a major factory for electric vehicle batteries in Quebec says incendiary devices were found last week at its construction site east of Montreal, in what is the latest act of alleged vandalism against the project.

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How Gilbane reduced hand injuries by 95% in its Federal Division

Learn about Gilbane’s fresh approach to construction hand safety with Superior Glove Hand injuries are the #1 preventable industrial accident.

B.C. drug use advocates warn decriminalization change may cause more drug deaths

Health Canada's decision to allow British Columbia to again prohibit the use of illicit drugs in most public spaces will cause more deaths, the executive director of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users says.

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Ready to reduce workplace hand injuries?

Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. The good news is that hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident across all industries.

Transportation Safety Board releases findings from last year’s fatal float plane accident near Tahsis, B.C.

Almost one year ago, a privately registered float-equipped aircraft was involved in a devastating and fatal crash on its way to a cabin 60 nautical miles northwest of Tofino/Long Beach Airport. On May 8, 2024, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigative report to determine what occurred in the fatal incident.

Slain nurse's husband sues health care company, alleging it ignored employees' safety concerns

The husband of a Connecticut visiting nurse who was killed during an appointment with a convicted rapist filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week, alleging her employer repeatedly ignored workers' safety concerns about treating dangerous patients.

Deadline looming for Saskatchewan employers to draft violence policies

On May 17, 2024, amendments to the occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act will come into force requiring all provincially regulated workplaces to have a violence policy and prevention plan in place.

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WCB Nova Scotia reports year-over-year improvement in workplace injury rate

WCB Nova Scotia is reporting an improvement in the workplace injury rate — with the figure dropping from 1.54 injuries per 100 covered workers in 2022 to 1.40 last year. This number has been steadily declining for decades, it said, and the injury rate is half of what it was in 2003. » Read More...

City of Prince Albert fined $95K after worker injured in fall

The City of Prince Alberta has been fined $95,000 after it pled guilty in a Saskatchewan Court to one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020. The municipality was fined for contravening subsection 9-2 (2) (being an employer fail to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area if a worker may fall three metres or more or there is a possibility of injury if a worker falls less than three metres, resulting in the serious injury of a worker). » Read More...
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Trucker acquitted in deadly crash asks for license back, but state says he contributed to accident

A commercial truck driver who was acquitted of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire testified at a hearing Wednesday on his request to reinstate his suspended license, while a lawyer for the state said he still played a role in the 2019 crash. » Read More...

Hopes are fading for 44 workers still missing days after South Africa building collapse; 9 are dead

Hope was fading last week for 44 construction workers buried for days in the rubble of a building that collapsed in South Africa, with authorities saying rescuers are now faced with the challenge of moving thousands of tons of concrete with heavy machinery to see if there are any more survivors. » Read More...


Employers need to prioritize employee mental health if they want to attract new talent

Workplaces are increasingly recognizing that productive employees actively seek out workplaces that prioritize mental well-being and offer flexible working conditions.This recognition is well-founded, as employees tend to be more productive when they are not burdened by mental health challenges. » Read More...

Telling a story, with empathy and data, to support mental health

Organizations are recognizing that they can play a role in improving the mental health of their employees. And a majority of Canadians would like their employers to address mental health in the workplace, since ignoring the problem leads to a toxic workplace affecting both productivity and the overall workplace culture. » Read More...

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