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Saskatchewan reports lowest workplace injury rate in history: WCB data

The total injury rate in Saskatchewan for 2023 was 3.95 per 100, workers — an almost nine per cent drop from 2022 and the lowest rate in the province's history, according to the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB).

Toronto industrial bakery fined $57,000 after temp worker injured

Breadsource Corporation, an industrial bakery in Toronto, has been fined $57,000 after a worker was critically injured while working on a bread conveyor that was not equipped with the required guarding.

More Canadians have poor mental health. The economy is partly to blame, survey says

The double whammy of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic stressors is taking a toll on the mental health of Canadian adults, according to new data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Nova Scotia teen pleads guilty to aggravated assault after stabbing two staff members at school

A 16-year-old student has admitted to stabbing two staff members at a Halifax-area high school last year. The teen, whose identity is protected from publication, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of aggravated assault in Nova Scotia Youth Justice Court.

Union claims safety issues cause of 2021 Prescott, Ont., derailment

A long-awaited Transportation Safety Board report released last Wednesday cited alcohol use by a rail traffic controller as a contributing factor to a September 2021 head-on collision between two CN freight trains.

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Sunterra Horticulture fined $70,000 after worker injured in Saskatchewan

The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 16, 2021, near Hyas, Saskatchewan, where a worker was seriously injured while attempting to dislodge a pallet and bale of peat moss. » Read More...

Commemorating 113 years of OHS: Honouring legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Workplace safety and health became international news 113 years ago next week when the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City led to the deaths of 146 garment workers – most of them women and girls as young as 14 years old – on March 25, 1911. The incident in lower Manhattan is still the deadliest industrial disaster in New York City history. » See the Photos

Signs point to family continuing Jeleel Stewart appeal, legal rep says

The fight to compensate a seasonal farmworker injured on the job in Niagara-on-the-Lake is likely to continue despite the man’s death earlier this year. David Arruda of the Toronto-based IAVGO Community Legal Clinic was to represent the man, Jeleel Stewart, 51, at a hearing that was scheduled for last month. » Read More...
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Attempts to rescue 13 people trapped in a collapsed Russian gold mine continue for a fifth day

Rescue workers labored for a fifth day on Friday to reach 13 people trapped deep underground in a collapsed gold mine in Russia’s far east, news reports said. » Read More...

EPA bans asbestos, a deadly carcinogen still in use decades after a partial ban was enacted

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a comprehensive ban on asbestos, a carcinogen that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year but is still used in some chlorine bleach, brake pads and other products. » Read More...

New study finds no brain injuries among 'Havana syndrome' patients

An array of advanced tests found no brain injuries or degeneration among U.S. diplomats and other government employees who suffer mysterious health problems once dubbed “Havana syndrome, ” researchers reported Monday. » Read More...


Space tourists and crew suffer high radiation risks – regulation is needed to protect them

In a decade or two, journeys into space could become as normal as transatlantic flights. In particular, the number of humans travelling into space with the help of commercial companies, such as Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, will increase significantly. But such travel comes with huge radiation risks. Sudden changes in space weather, such as solar flares, for example, could have significant health implications for crew and passengers. » Read More...

Bird flu: what is it, how does it spread and how can we protect ourselves from it?

Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a highly contagious viral disease of birds caused by the influenza A viruses. It was previously known as “fowl plague” and was recognized as an infectious disease of poultry in Italy as far back as 1878. » Read More...

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