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Roofing company in Kitchener, Ont., fined nearly $140,000 after worker killed in fall

The incident happened on April 6, 2022, while the man was working on a metal roof installation being done by Matpol Metal Roof Manufacturing,

'An inspiration': Woman mourns brother who died in Northwest Territories plane crash

One of the victims of a charter plane crash outside of Fort Smith, N.W.T., last week was a heavy equipment operator at a diamond mine who loved playing music and being an uncle, his sister said Friday.

Dairy equipment maker in Lucan, Ont., fined $120,000 after worker killed by carbon monoxide

OJB Industries, a producer of agricultural equipment for the dairy industry, has been fined $120,000 after a worker was killed by carbon monoxide following a fire in an oil-lubricated air compressor.

Man charged after Edmonton City Hall shooting, police investigating link to video

A man is facing six charges after shots were fired and a Molotov cocktail was thrown at Edmonton City Hall. Police say they are also looking into a possible link between Tuesday's shooting and a social media video in which a man makes a series of rambling complaints about society.

Lack of firefighting skills cited in sinking of Nova Scotia trawler that caught fire

The Transportation Safety Board says the 2021 sinking of a large fishing vessel that caught fire off the south coast of Nova Scotia raises concerns about insufficient crew knowledge about firefighting gear. The independent agency released an investigation report about the demise of the FV Atlantic Destiny, which had 31 crew members aboard when it was rocked by a catastrophic engine failure.

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Jody Young takes wheel at WSPS, steers workplaces towards safety in era of electric vehicles and AI

Jody Young sees a lot of change on the horizon for Ontario workplaces when it comes to safety. And she’s sitting in the perfect chair to make a real difference. Young was named president and CEO of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) last June. In an interview with OHS Canada, she didn’t hesitate to list off the biggest challenges and opportunities in the province. » Read More...

LCBO's Lilian Riad-Allen blends neuroscience with safety in innovative approach to OHS

Lilian Riad-Allen took an unconventional path into the realm of occupational health and safety. When asked what drew her to the profession, she paused. “Safety found me,” she said. “I didn’t really think of it as a profession I was pursuing.” » See the Photos

Opioids in the Workplace: Join OHS Canada and Talent Canada for this critical discussion

This week, Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation's leading workplace media brands, are hosting a collaborative virtual on Opioids in the Workplace, aiming to address the critical issue of opioids and substance abuse disorders in Canadian work environments. You can reserve your free spot for this discussion, taking place on Jan. 31. » Read More...
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Radio communication problem preceded NYC subway crash that injured 25, federal report says

A worker guiding an out-of-service New York City subway train that collided with another earlier this month says he lost radio contact with the driver before the crash and a message to stop at a red light was not received, according to a new federal report. » Read More...

Environmental officials working to clean up fuel after fiery tanker truck crash in Ohio

Environmental officials in Ohio were back on the scene Sunday of a fiery tanker truck crash, working to contain thousands of gallons (liters) of diesel fuel that spilled during the accident. The truck that crashed Saturday morning, killing the driver, was carrying about 7,500 gallons (28,390 liters) of diesel, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. » Read More...

Grand jury indicts farmworker charged in Northern California mass shootings

A farmworker charged with killing seven people last year in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms was indicted by a grand jury in an effort by prosecutors to move the case along, authorities said. » Read More...


Disaster communications can be more effective when using different messaging strategies

In the past two decades, disasters have left a devastating impact, claiming over a million lives and causing nearly US$3 trillion in global economic losses, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. When responding to disasters, disaster relief organizations (DROs) play a crucial role by mobilizing physical resources such as food and water to help impacted communities. » Read More...

Boeing door plug blowout highlights a possible crisis of competence − an aircraft safety expert explains

In the wake of the in-flight blowout of the side of a Boeing 737 Max 9, federal regulators have grounded planes and are stepping up scrutiny of Boeing’s manufacturing process. The Jan. 5, 2024, explosive decompression after takeoff was related to a component called a “door plug” being ejected from the fuselage of the aircraft. » 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

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