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Injuries from falls from heights dropped after Ontario made training standardized and mandatory: IWH study

The rate of fall-from-height injuries that led to time off work in Ontario dropped by 19% during 2017-2019 — the three-year period after a mandatory training standard took effect — according to a new study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

Countertop installation company fined $100,000 after worker killed in Toronto

GTA Granite and Marble Countertops Inc. failed to ensure the stone slab was removed from the rack in a manner that would not endanger the safety of any worker.

Manitoba premier wants new minister to restore OHS advisory council, hire more workplace health and safety officers

New Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew has issued marching order for his new ministers — which include a strong mandate around workplace health and safety.

Class-action lawsuit against CFL on behalf of players who suffered concussions withdrawn

After a hearing and appeals all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, Bruce's legal claims were directed to proceed by way of labour arbitration rather than through the courts.

Four Winnipeg Jets players practise with neck guards in wake of Adam Johnson's death

Winnipeg Jets forwards Vladislav Namestnikov, Rasmus Kupari, Cole Perfetti and Nikolaj Ehlers wore neck guards during practice last week in the wake of former NHL player Adam Johnson's tragic death. Johnson, a 29-year-old from Minnesota, died in hospital after being cut in the neck by the skate blade of an opponent during a game.

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Buddy system among key tactics to protect workers from extreme cold, says Alberta official

The first step to solving a problem is to recognize it exists. Trent Bancarz, an Edmonton-based spokesperson for Alberta Jobs, Economy and Trade, said it's important to remember that plunging temperatures aren't just uncomfortable — "cold weather is a workplace hazard in certain conditions." » Read More...

'Don't be an igloo on wheels': CAA expert offers tips to stay safe on the roads this winter

It's almost time for Canadians to break out their white knuckles. With the calendar turning to November, snow is already starting to fly in many parts of the country — which can make driving more hazardous for workers who are behind the wheel. Kristine D'Arbelles, senior director of public affairs at the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), sat down with OHS Canada. » See the Photos
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Officials identify two workers – one killed, one still missing – after Kentucky coal plant collapse

Officials have released the names of two workers trapped when a coal mine preparation plant collapsed last week in eastern Kentucky. » Read More...

The number of military suicides dipped in 2022 as the Pentagon works on new prevention programs

The number of suicides among U.S. military members and their families dipped slightly in 2022, compared with the previous year, as the Defense Department tries to build prevention and treatment programs to address what has been a steadily growing problem over the past decade. » Read More...


Hockey’s wake-up call: Neck guards should be mandatory following Adam Johnson’s death

The death of professional ice hockey player Adam Johnson from a freak injury has renewed debates about protective hockey equipment. On Oct. 28, the 29-year-old died after being cut in the neck by a skate blade during an English league hockey game. In the days since Johnson’s death, hockey players and organizations have called for neck guard mandates. Neck guards are designed to prevent a cut to the neck, rather than spinal cord or throat injuries from a puck or stick. » Read More...


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