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Impala Canada, SCR Mines Technology fined $430,000 after worker killed by muck at palladium mine

Impala Canada and SCR Mines Technology have been fined a total of $430,000 after a worker was killed on the job in 2020. The fine comes after OHS Canada reported just this week that Impala Canada had also been fined $50,000 after a worker was injured in a fall from a scissor lift.

Report says humidity affects roof stability in Nova Scotia mine under stop work order

Production at Cape Breton's idled Donkin coal mine can't resume until recommendations contained in a consultant's report are implemented, says the Nova Scotia Labour Department. Until the measures are adopted, the underground operation will remain under a stop work order that was put in place by the province following a rockfall in mid-July.

Peel Meat Packers fined $60,000 after worker injured during delivery of steer

The animal, having nowhere else to go, ran down the human aisle through the gate left open due to the broken latch. The worker was still standing in the human aisle and was critically injured by the charging steer.

Safety milestone: More than 10,000 active COR certified firms across Canada, says CFCSA

The COR program, promoted and regulated by CFCSA, has been recognized as the national standard for an occupational safety and health management system in Canadian construction, it said.

Avetta's Nicole Brackett wins bronze Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Canada

Three senior female leaders at Avetta have been recognized for excellence, including director of sales Nicole Brackett who took home the bronze Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Canada at a ceremony in New York.

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Municipal owners are also 'employers' under OHS law: Breaking down the Sudbury Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent 4-4 split decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury (City) [2] has affirmed the legal responsibility, and potential liability, of an owner of a construction project to comply with the legal duties of an employer as defined in Ontario’s occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation. » Read More...

From aviation to hydro: Stephanie Benay's electrifying journey to safety excellence

“Like a duck to water.” That’s how Stephanie Benay described her first steps into the realm of workplace health and safety. More than 25 years ago, while working in the marketing department at Alberta Tourism, she got a call from a vice-president with Canadian Airlines, her former employer, with news that a new role had been created — and they wanted her to take it. » See the Photos

Opioids in the Workplace: Call for speakers for this important discussion

Opioids are having a devastating impact on communities, and workplaces often find themselves on the front lines of substance abuse disorders. With this in mind, OHS Canada is partnering with Talent Canada to present a special virtual event on Opioids in the Workplace on Jan. 31, 2024. » Read More...
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A cannabis worker died on the job from an asthma attack. It's the first reported case in U.S.

The U.S. cannabis production industry's first reported occupational asthma death took the life of a worker in Massachusetts, federal health and safety officials said. The woman, 27, was working in a cannabis cultivation and processing facility when she experienced worsening work-related respiratory symptoms that ended in a fatal asthma attack. » Read More...

Suspect in fatal Hawaii nurse stabbing pleaded guilty last year to assaulting mental health worker

A former Hawaii psychiatric hospital patient indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a nurse at the facility had pleaded guilty to a 2020 assault of a state mental health worker, court records show. » Read More...

Work resumes at Montana mine where 24-year-old worker was killed in machinery accident

Work has resumed at a precious metals mine in south-central Montana a day after a 24-year-old worker died in an underground machinery accident, mine officials said. Noah Dinger of Post Falls, Idaho, died just before 1:30 a.m. last Monday when he was operating a machine that bolts wire panels onto the stone walls of an underground area to prevent falling rock during future mining. » Read More...


How leaders can enhance team success through mental health initiatives

Prioritizing a team's mental health is essential to fostering a healthy and productive work environment. Fortunately, there are many effective strategies and policies HR leaders and safety professionals can implement to create a more supportive environment. » Read More...

What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in U.S. drug overdoses? A medical toxicologist explains

Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. Physicians like me have seen a rise in unintentional fentanyl use from people buying prescription opioids and other drugs laced, or adulterated, with fentanyl. » Read More...