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Thanksgiving shooting at Pickering, Ont., casino leaves security guard dead

Sgt. Joanne Bortoluss says police were called for shots fired at Pickering Casino Resort and arrived on scene shortly after 5 a.m., where they found a security guard suffering from gunshot wounds.

As New Brunswick workplaces become safer, compensation rates tumble

The organization that oversees and enforces worker safety in New Brunswick continues to drop the rates employers pay to make sure there's enough money to compensate people injured on the job. It is a sign that workplaces are becoming safer overall, WorkSafeNB says.

WorkSafeBC proposes changes to mental disorder claim timeline

WorkSafeBC's Policy, Regulation and Research Department is releasing a discussion paper proposing changes to the policy on time limits for filing a mental disorder claim — and it's looking for public input.

Accident at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver kills heavy equipment operator

West Vancouver police say the operator of a front-end loader was caught under the rig as it overturned. Details, such as what caused the machine to flip, are still being determined.

Mike Parent takes reins at Workplace Safety North as interim CEO

Parent has been in the role of vice-president of health and safety services at WSN since 2015, and is a former paramedic, miner, mine rescue volunteer, and mining health and safety manager.

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From Surrey's safety champion to Hall of Famer: Satnam Chauhan's indelible legacy

Satnam (Sam) Chauhan had a lonely start as a safety professional at the City of Surrey. He came over from the City of Vancouver, where he was surrounded by a dozen OHS employees. But in Surrey, it was just him — and he sat in his office for the first two days, waiting for instructions and guidance that never came. » Read More...

Threads of Life founder Shirley Hickman inducted into OHS Canada Hall of Fame

“You’re just lost. You’re a lost person.” That’s how Shirley Hickman described the weeks and months that followed the death of her son Tim, who was killed on the job in 1996 when there was an explosion at an arena in London, Ont. He was 20. There were no immediate answers. » See the Photos

Behind the wheel with SLB: Embracing technology for enhanced road safety

The biggest risk for workers at SLB can be found on the road. To help keep staff safe behind the wheel, the company embraced technology — leveraging it in a three-pronged approach to improve its driving culture. » Read More...

Modern Niagara Vancouver gets handle on ergonomics, pipes down injury rates

Modern Niagara Vancouver noticed a worrisome trend in its injury statistics. The company, which has a focus on plumbing and mechanical work, employs a lot of plumbers and sheet metal workers. “We’re always working at heights, and we’re always working with sharp tools and materials,” said Ken Brodie, HSE Specialist. » Read More...

Railroad unions want scrutiny of remote control trains after death of worker in Ohio railyard

Most of the reaction to the predawn death of a rail worker who mistakenly stepped in front of two CSX locomotives last month has focused on whether the 19-year veteran should have seen the train coming and not on the actions of a worker who could hardly see the front of the locomotives he or she was operating using a remote control. » Read More...

Pennsylvania chocolate factory fined for failing to evacuate before fatal natural gas explosion

R.M. Palmer Co. did not heed warnings from employees about a natural gas leak, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which issued multiple citations to the company. » Read More...

Fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island cause smoky haze, prompting calls for people to work from home

More than 300 forest and peatland fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island caused hazy skies across the region last week, prompting government officials to ask people to work from home. » Read More...


Safety on the line: Drivers who juggle multiple jobs are more likely to take risks on the road

The driving profession is unsafe. Taxi drivers and ride-hail drivers, who drive for apps like Uber and Lyft, face many safety risks on the road, from accidents and injuries to harassment and violence. In fact, 83 per cent of ride-hail drivers from around the world feel their work is unsafe. » Read More...

Cannabis in Canada: Debunking myths about the real impacts of legalization

Before Canada legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018, there was considerable debate about its potential effects. Some predicted it would trigger an economic “goldrush,” while others worried it would lead to public health “tragedies.” Researchers like myself have since investigated the real effects of legalization. As it turns out, certain trends were already underway. » Read More...

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