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Slips, trips, and falls injure 7,000 workers in B.C. annually: WorkSafeBC data

The agency is urging employers and workers to manage risks around these injuries. In the past six years, almost 41,000 workers in B.C. suffered slip-trip-and-fall injuries, including fractures, sprains, and dislocations.

Nova Scotia seeks feedback on improving workers' compensation, preventing harassment

Nova Scotia is seeking public feedback on ways to improve its workers' compensation system and preventing workplace harassment. “We know there is work to do to improve workers’ compensation. The system needs to be updated with today’s workplaces in mind to be the best it can be for Nova Scotians,” said Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

OSHA releases top 10 safety violations for 2023: Fall protection retains stubborn spot at the top

Fall protection is the top safety violation in the United States, according to new data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That's the 13th year in the row it has taken the top spot.

Quebec man fined after crossing into restricted area in Ontario during forest fire

Eric Viens-Compagnat of Orford, Que., pleaded guilty to disobeying an order made under the Forest Fires Prevention Act. The Ontario government said it is "safeguarding its fire rangers and the public by ensuring members of the public don’t venture into active forest fires."

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Musculoskeletal health: OPG, Modern Niagara Vancouver, Sun Life share tactics to battle injuries

Lisa Beech-Hawley of OPG (top); Ken Brodie of Modern Niagara (middle); and Sue Praught of Sun Life (bottom) took part in a special panel discussion on musculoskeletal health. » Read More...

Ending the 'vicious cycle': NSC tackles substance abuse disorders, opioid epidemic in the workplace

In an effort to address the burgeoning crises of mental health and substance use disorders in the American workforce, the workplace well-being team at the National Safety Council (NSC) is developing a comprehensive program aimed at fostering "Recovery Ready Workplaces." » See the Photos
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At least 3 workers are dead after scaffolding fell down a shaft at a building site in Germany

At least three construction workers died when scaffolding fell down an elevator shaft inside a building site in Hamburg on Monday, German authorities said. » Read More...

AP investigation reveals dangers, oversight failures of aging oil ships amid fatal Trinity Spirit disaster

Until early last year, a rusting oil ship named the Trinity Spirit floated off the coast of Nigeria, pulling crude oil from the ocean floor. Then, last February, it exploded, collapsing into the ocean along with 40,000 barrels of oil. Five workers were killed and two others presumed dead, their bodies never found. » Read More...

Norfolk Southern investing in more automated inspection systems on its railroad to improve safety in U.S.

To help quickly spot safety defects on moving trains, Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has installed the first of more than a dozen of a new generation of automated inspection portals on its tracks in Ohio — not far from where one of its trains careened off the tracks in February and spilled hazardous chemicals that caught fire. » Read More...

Off duty pilot said 'I'm not OK' before trying to cut engines midflight, charging documents say

An off-duty airline pilot riding in an extra cockpit seat on a Horizon Air flight said "I'm not OK'' just before trying to cut the engines midflight and later told police he had been struggling with depression, according to charging documents made public last week. » Read More...


What are roundabouts? A transportation engineer explains the safety benefits of these circular intersections

Roundabouts, while a relatively new traffic control measure, are catching on across the United States. Roundabouts, also known as traffic circles or rotaries, are circular intersections designed to improve traffic flow and safety. They offer several advantages over conventional intersections controlled by traffic signals. » Read More...

How to solve our mental health crisis: A view from the United Kingdom

When BBC journalist Rory Carson sought online consultations for a potential mental health issue, three private clinics diagnosed him with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They charged between £685 and £1,095 for these consultations, which lasted between 45 and 100 minutes, and all prescribed him medication. » Read More...

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