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Now, many Canadian businesses face a pivotal deadline of May 31 to submit their inaugural detailed reports, outlining measures to combat forced labour and child labour within their supply chains.
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Ontario to allow electronic copies of OHSA, virtual JHSC meetings as part of legislative overhaul

Ontario has unveiled its latest slate of workplace changes, and the proposed rules have a number of items of interest to workplace safety professionals.

Lack of time for training is biggest safety roadblock: Threads of Life survey

The biggest challenge when it comes to improving health and safety is a lack of time for training, according to new research from Threads of Life. The national workplace State of Safety survey, conducted by Angus Reid, found nearly one-half (49 per cent) identified training as the biggest roadblock.

Deadline looming for Saskatchewan employers to draft violence policies

On May 17, 2024, amendments to the occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act will come into force requiring all provincially regulated workplaces to have a violence policy and prevention plan in place.

Parliament spaces out microphones after another interpreter is injured

The federal government has been forced to adjust the set-up in the House of Commons and committee rooms after another language interpreter suffered a significant hearing injury.

Workplace safety officials investigating truck driver death at Port of Montreal

Montreal's port authority says a man has died after an apparent accident at one of its wharves.

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Nearly 270 farm-related power line incidents last year: SaskPower

As seeding gets underway in Saskatchewan, SaskPower is encouraging farmers to make safety a priority when operating around power lines. SaskPower observes an increase in line contacts involving farm equipment during both the seeding and harvest seasons. » Read More...

Alberta company ordered to pay nearly $360K to Energy Safety Canada in 'creative sentence'

An Alberta company has been ordered to pay a total of $360,000 after a worker was killed on the job, including a $359,000 payment to Energy Safety Canada in a "creative sentence." » See the Photos
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Union Pacific undermined regulators' efforts to assess safety, US agency says

Union Pacific managers undermined the U.S. government's efforts to assess safety at the railroad in the wake of several high-profile derailments across the industry by coaching employees on how to respond and suggesting they might be disciplined, federal regulators say. » Read More...

Employer of visiting nurse who was killed didn't protect her and should be fined, safety agency says

A home health care company failed to protect a visiting nurse who was killed during an appointment with a convicted rapist at a Connecticut halfway house and should be fined about $161,000, federal workplace safety officials said. » Read More...

EPA rule bans toxic chemical that's commonly used as paint stripper but known to cause liver cancer

The EPA said its action will protect Americans from health risks while allowing certain commercial uses to continue with robust worker protections. » Read More...


May Day 2024: Workers on a warming planet deserve stronger labour protections

Imagine working during a heat wave, standing over a boiling hot stove in a busy restaurant with no air conditioning, limited ventilation and no access to a break until you’ve worked five consecutive hours. To cope, you drape a damp hand towel over your shoulders and stand in the walk-in freezer for a brief moment to cool down. » Read More...

Since Tesla recalled its vehicles in 2023, there have been 20 accidents and investigators are asking why

Tesla is yet again undergoing scrutiny from federal regulators in the United States. The issue at hand now is whether the automotive company did enough in response to the 2023 recalls by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada. The recalls were issued after several collisions resulting from using Tesla’s proprietary Autopilot system. » Read More...

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