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Police called to industrial accident at Regina business find one dead, one injured

Police say they are investigating a sudden death after responding to an industrial accident at a Regina business. Police say officers were called to the business in the city’s northeast, where they found one adult dead and another injured.

Toronto school board cancels classes on day of solar eclipse over safety concerns

“Looking directly at the sun during the eclipse, without appropriate protection, can lead to serious problems such as partial or complete loss of eyesight,” TDSB staff stated. “There are also traffic-related safety concerns as thousands of children would be returning home at the end of the day in temporary darkness

Ottawa, Manitoba kick in $1.5 million to improve farm health and safety standards in province

The funding, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), is going to the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) for the FarmSafe Manitoba program to promote safe and healthy farm operations.

Alberta fire chiefs want provincial wildfire plan released before season begins

“There is a growing concern among fire chiefs across the province of the lack of communication of what the plan is, allocation of funds compared to previous years and plan for the recruitment and deployment of firefighters and equipment,” said an open letter.

Investigators recover voice recorder, talk to lone survivor of N.W.T. plane crash

Jon Lee, western regional manager with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, says the investigation is in its early stages but there are encouraging signs the voice recorder captured good information. One hurdle so far has been the weather.

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Skating towards change: Sheldon Kennedy's mission to bodycheck workplace mental health

OHS Canada had a chance to sit down with the former NHL star for a wide-ranging interview to talk about the parallels between locker rooms and boardrooms, and the critical importance psychological safety plays for all teams. » Read More...

What every small business needs to know about keeping workers safe and healthy

Small businesses (those with one to 99 paid employees) are big players in Canada’s economy. According to the most recent report by the Government of Canada (2022), there were 1.21 million employer businesses in Canada, of which 1.19 million (97.9 percent) were small businesses. But don’t let the word “small” fool you – in Canada, 8.2 million people were employed by small businesses as of 2021. » See the Photos
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Goose found in flight control of medical helicopter that crashed in Oklahoma, killing 3

A dead goose was found in part of the flight control system of a medical helicopter that crashed in western Oklahoma, killing all three people on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. » Read More...

Crash tests indicate guardrail system in U.S. can't handle heavy electric vehicles

Electric vehicles that typically weigh more than gasoline-powered cars can easily crash through steel highway guardrails that are not designed to withstand the extra force, raising concerns about the nation’s roadside safety system, according to crash test data released Wednesday by the University of Nebraska. » Read More...

Gunmen take hostages at U.S. company's Turkish factory in apparent protest of Gaza war

Two gunmen took seven hostages at a factory owned by U.S. company Procter & Gamble in northwest Turkey last Thursday, according to media reports, apparently in protest of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. » Read More...


Suffering in silence: Men’s and boys’ mental health are still overlooked in sport

For men and boys, caring about sport typically conjures images of passionate competition and fighting for the win. This understanding of care leaves little room for self-care, health and safety, and emotional vulnerability — topics that are fraught with risks for boys and men in a sport culture of hypermasculinity. » Read More...

Morecambe Bay cockling tragedy: 20 years on, remembering the victims and their impact on modern slavery law

On February 5 2004, 23 people drowned while picking cockles on the beach of Morecambe Bay in Lancashire. The victims were illegally smuggled Chinese immigrants, brought via Liverpool by criminal gangmasters, and forced to work in highly dangerous conditions, scavenging for shellfish. When the tide rushed in that night, only 15 were able to leave the water. » Read More...

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