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A crane collapsed. Five people died. After two years, no answers

Almost two years after his son was killed on the job Steven Zook is no closer to answers. Zook's son Jared was one of five men who died when a 90-metre tower crane in Kelowna collapsed in July 2021. The disaster sparked an outpouring of grief and promise of change.

'A life saving tool': More people carrying naloxone to help strangers on the street

Kym Porter has been carrying a naloxone kit in her purse since her son died of an overdose more than six years ago. Porter, a retired school teacher in Medicine Hat, Alta., was trained to use both the syringe and nasal versions of the overdose reversal drug, but never ran into an emergency situation until May.

N.W.T. construction company fined $100K following worker's death

Nogha Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty to two offences under the territory's Safety Act. Along with the fine, it will be put on probation for two years, which includes a requirement to develop and implement a safety program for operators of powered mobile equipment.

Saskatchewan company fined $2,100 after worker injured by crane

AGI Environtank has been fined a total of $2,100 after one of its workers was injured on the job in 2020.

Opioids aren't effective in treating neck, lower back pain, study says

Opioids should not be prescribed to treat acute neck and lower back pain, new research suggests.

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Lac Megantic mayor, residents fear 'monster trains' will bring another rail disaster

Ten years after a runaway train derailed and killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Que., residents are still waiting for a promised railway bypass, and they fear the increasing number of railcars carrying hazardous materials through their town will lead to another disaster. » Read More...

Planning for the worksite of the future: WorkSafeBC uses AI, human expertise and multidisciplinary tactics

Who could have predicted the dangers of electric vehicle batteries? How could we have known how to prevent musculoskeletal injuries in cannabis manufacturing when the industry was just starting? Did anyone consider the risks to workers associated with 3D printing? » Read More...
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Driver who triggered deadly Arizona freeway collision had just been on TikTok, officials say

A tractor-trailer driver was on the social media app TikTok just before causing a Phoenix-area freeway collision that killed five people, authorities said. » Read More...

Fright over crack on North Carolina ride serves as reminder of risks at amusement parks

A visible crack in the support beam of a North Carolina roller coaster served as a reminder of the risks that sometimes arise with amusement park rides, particularly as families and adrenaline junkies flock to the attractions in summer. » Read More...

7 injured in turbulence on Hawaiian Airlines flight to Australia

The plane was carrying 163 passengers and 12 crew members on Thursday when it "encountered unexpected severe turbulence approximately five hours into the flight,'' said a statement from the airline. » Read More...


After the Manitoba crash, Canada needs to rethink bus safety

The recent collision between a bus and a semi-truck near Carberry, Man., which killed 16 seniors, is the latest fatal incident to raise concerns about bus and road safety in Canada. The crash shares similarities to other fatal bus crashes like the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash and the 2019 bus rollover on Vancouver Island. » Read More...

If companies want to stop quiet quitting they need to take burnout seriously

In 2023, between a quarter and a third of Canadians are feeling burned out. Burnout has not declined compared to last year. A full 36 per cent of employees are more burned out now than last year. » Read More...

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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

October 20, 2023 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans » Read More...