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Proposed amendment in N.L. aims to fund bereavement counselling for families affected by workplace fatalities

A proposed amendment to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act, which would provide bereavement counselling services for surviving dependents after a workplace fatality, received second reading in the House of Assembly last week.

WorkSafeBC opens public consultation for its proposed 2024-2026 policy workplans

The draft plans outline the organization's policy priorities in four key areas: compensation, occupational disease, assessments, and occupational health and safety.

Saskatchewan construction firm fined $56,000 after worker injured by jump jeep

A construction company in Saskatchewan has been fined a total of $56,000 after a worker was injured on the job in Regina.

Calgary's new public transit safety strategy to address crime and social disorder

City officials say in a statement that transit safety is a high priority and the strategy provides a road map to achieve that goal. It includes greater co-operation among transit peace officers, security guards, community outreach teams and police.

Alberta orders stricter hospital mask rules, but regions and hospitals can opt out

Alberta Health Services is adopting stricter masking rules in hospitals as it deals with COVID-19 outbreaks, but regions and hospitals are free to ignore the directive. It's also not clear who has the final say if regions and the hospitals they oversee disagree on the new rules.

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Electrical safety in the workplace: The role of standards

Any worker required to work on or near electricity is at risk of injury, even fatality. This is why it’s essential to implement an effective workplace electrical safety plan. » Read More...

OHS Honours – Celebrating the 2023 Winners

Hundreds of safety professionals from across Canada gathered on Sept. 21 at the Palais Royale on Toronto’s waterfront for the annual OHS Honours, celebrating outstanding achievements in occupational health and safety. Here’s an in-depth look at the winners all in one handy page. » See the Photos
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Rebel ambush in Indonesia's restive Papua region kills a construction worker and injures 3 others

By Alfian Kartono Rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua province killed a construction worker and seriously injured three others in an attack at a construction site, police said Friday. » Read More...

Federal jury convicts two employees in fatal Wisconsin corn mill explosion

A federal jury has convicted two senior employees at a Wisconsin corn plant of falsifying records and obstructing an investigation into a fatal corn dust explosion in 2017, Justice Department officials announced last week. » Read More...

Workers noticed beam hanging off railcar days before fatal accident but didn't tell the railroad

Several days before a Norfolk Southern conductor trainee was killed by a metal beam protruding from a parked railcar on the next track, workers at a U.S. Pipe facility noticed the beam was hanging off the top of the car but never told the railroad about it, federal investigators say. » Read More...

The U.S. Supreme Court avoided disaster when a chunk of marble fell in a courtyard used by the justices

The Supreme Court avoided a catastrophic accident last year when a piece of marble at least 2 feet long crashed to the ground in an interior courtyard used by the justices and their aides, according to several court employees. » Read More...


Cleaning up disused mines is a huge job – but the payoffs can outweigh the costs

Newly announced closures of Glencore’s copper and zinc mines in Mt Isa will add to a huge number of former mines in Australia. A 2020 study by Monash University’s Resources Trinity Group found more than 80,000 inactive mine sites across the country. Globally, a 2023 study estimates the mining footprint at around 66,000 square kilometres. Abandoned mines account for much of this area. It’s estimated the US has about 500,000 abandoned mines and Canada at least 10,000. » Read More...

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