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‘A scary thing’: New tool offers data, information on opioids in the workplace

Opioids in the workplace can be a sensitive issue that employers and leaders may not be comfortable addressing head on, according to Nancy Carnide, a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

Manitoba fines employer after worker injured in explosion, issues reminder for 'appropriate ventilation'

On June 23, 2020, a worker employed by Prairieview Custom Basements Inc. was working in an excavated area at a residential property, applying Rub-R-Wall foundation coating to a foundation that had been recently torch-treated to remove moisture.

Attacked N.S. constituency worker says second staffer would create safer offices

A Nova Scotia constituency assistant who faced a violent attack at work is calling on the government to approve funding for a second employee at legislators' offices as a safety measure.

Speeding in neighbourhoods a major concern, finds CAA survey

Canadians are concerned about speeding in our neighbourhoods, even as a sizeable number admit to doing it themselves, according to a survey from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

Halifax doctor calls for expansion of 'safer opioid supply' in Nova Scotia

As the illicit drugs that have devastated Western and Central Canada become more prevalent in Nova Scotia, a Halifax physician is renewing calls to expand access to "safer opioid supply" treatment to prevent overdoses and deaths.

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Industrial camp operator fined $200K by WorkSafeBC after worker found dead from COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak at Sanataa Lodge in Dawson Creek, operated by Horizon North Camp & Catering and Dexterra Group, not only resulted in a worker's death but also exposed serious deficiencies in the implementation of health and safety protocols, according to redacted reports prepared by WorkSafeBC and obtained by OHS Canada.  » Read More...

No perfect grades, but plenty of progress: NSC releases first-ever MSD Solutions Index Report

The report reveals crucial insights into the effectiveness of current MSD prevention strategies among its 52 participating organizations across various industries. The findings underscore the complexity of  prevention, with no organization achieving a perfect score. But if you're a glass-half full type, there is some good news in the report: A majority are displaying significant progress in areas like risk reduction and safety culture. » See the Photos
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Mayday call from burning cargo ship in New Jersey prompted doomed rescue effort for 2 firefighters

The Grande Costa D’Avorio cargo ship was being loaded with 1,200 West Africa-bound cars at Port Newark last July when a deadly fire began. Dense black smoke limited visibility to about 3 feet, and the floor was so hot it made the soles of a firefighter's boots begin to peel off. “We cannot find our way out!” Newark Fire Capt. Augusto “Augie” Acabou yelled into his radio as he tried to fight the growing blaze. “We are lost!” » Read More...

The U.S. Air Force said its nuclear missile capsules were safe. But toxic dangers lurked, documents show

A large pool of dark liquid festering on the floor. No fresh air. Computer displays that would overheat and ooze out a fishy-smelling gel that nauseated the crew. Asbestos readings 50 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety standards. These are just some of the past toxic risks that were in the underground capsules and silos where Air Force nuclear missile crews have worked since the 1960s. » Read More...

U.S. intensifies oversight of Boeing, will begin production audits after latest mishap for planemaker

The Federal Aviation Administration will begin auditing Boeing's aircraft production and increase oversight of the troubled manufacturer after a panel blew off a jetliner in midflight last week, the last in a string of mishaps for its marquee aircraft. » Read More...


Workers in their teens and early 20s are more likely to get hurt than older employees

Think about your first job. Maybe it was delivering pizza, bagging groceries, busing tables or doing landscaping work. Did you get enough training to avoid potential injuries? Chances are, you didn’t – and your boss or supervisor just told you to get to work. » Read More...

Boeing needs to get real: The 737 Max should probably be scrapped

The Boeing 737 Max is in the news again, this time because the door plug on a brand-new plane came off soon after take-off. The pilots of the Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, managed to return the Max 9 safely to Portland International Airport, but the consequences would have been far more serious had the incident occurred at cruising height a few minutes later. » Read More...

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Opioids in the Workplace

Jan. 31, 2024 | Virtual Event. Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. » Register Now

Make It Safe Okanagan 2024 

April 18, 2024 | Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, B.C. » Read More...