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Policy gaps contributed to deadly gondola crash at Quebec’s Tremblant ski resort

A deadly collision between a gondola and a drill rig at Quebec’s Mont Tremblant Ski Resort in July occurred, in part, because of incomplete procedures governing how construction equipment was to be moved on the property, a labour inspector has concluded.

Campbell takes over as CEO of the Workers Compensation Board of PEI

Daniel M. Campbell has taken over the reigns at the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI. He officially assumed the role on Sept. 5.

A railroad worker was crushed to death in Ohio by a remote controlled train. Unions have concerns

The death highlights the need for an in-depth review of the use of remote-controlled locomotives, the Transportation Communications Union and Brotherhood of Railway Carmen said.

National Rail Safety Week begins: Campaign aims to reduce railway incidents across North America

Every year, about 2,100 people in North America are seriously hurt or killed because of unsafe behaviour around railway tracks and trains, according to Operation Lifesaver.

Coast guard suspends search for missing Newfoundland fisherman, police to take over

Officials say the small vessel with four men aboard sank roughly 1.6 kilometres from the harbour in Fleur de Lys, N.L., about 375 kilometres northwest of St. John's. The bodies of two men were recovered, and one man was rescued.

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Toronto to host Canada's premier workplace safety event: OHS Honours gala and conference runs Thursday

It has arrived: The biggest night in workplace safety takes place this week with a half-day conference and the unveiling of the winners of the 2023 OHS Honours awards. Professionals from across the country will be gathering at Palais Royale in Toronto this Thursday, Sept. 21 for a day of learning and an evening of celebration and networking. » Read More...

Asbestos, mould, gas leaks in Milton, Ont., courthouse force closure of in person hearings

Superior Court judges will not be presiding over in-person cases at a courthouse in Milton, Ont., because of a mould problem in the building, along with a number of other health and safety concerns. » Read More...

Federal investigators subpoena Pennsylvania agency for records related to chocolate plant explosion

Federal safety investigators issued a subpoena to Pennsylvania's public utility regulator on Monday for documents related to a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory, escalating a months-long legal dispute over the state agency's authority to share the sensitive information. » Read More...

Officials find debris from F-35 fighter jet that crashed in South Carolina after pilot ejected

The crash site for a stealth fighter jet that went missing during the weekend after its pilot ejected was located Monday in rural South Carolina after the military asked the public for help finding an aircraft built to elude detection. » Read More...

Norfolk Southern announces details of plan to pay for lost home values because of Ohio derailment

The railroad's program will no doubt be welcomed by some people who want to sell their homes and move away from the town rather than deal with the lingering health worries. » Read More...


Violence against workers increased during the pandemic in the U.K. – our research shows how it affected them

For weeks of lockdown in the U.K. and beyond, people took part in nightly applause for healthcare staff and carers. Many expressed gratitude for other frontline workers: waste management workers, bus drivers, retail employees and others performing services that were deemed “essential” to a functioning society. Despite this, many organizations reported an increase of violence and aggression against staff. » Read More...

What Canadians need to know about West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can be life-threatening

Approximately 80 per cent of people exposed to WNV are asymptomatic. The incubation period in humans is about a week; however, this ranges from two to 15 days after the virus enters the body. » Read More...

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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

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