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Algoma Steel says five workers sent to hospital after casthouse incident

The company says it believes slag made contact with moisture in the hot iron trough, impacting 12 workers, including five who were treated at Sault Area Hospital and have since been released.

Opioid 25 times more powerful than fentanyl detected in Quebec City region

A synthetic opioid 25 times more powerful than fentanyl has made its way to the Quebec City region, where public health officials reported Saturday they have detected the dangerous compound in pale green tablets that mimic the appearance of other prescription opioids.

Saskatchewan rental company fined $24K after worker injured in fall

A rental company has been fined $24,000 by a Saskatchewan court after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on Jan. 13, 2022, in Kindersley, Sask., when the worker fell through an opening on a work platform.

Eby astonished as trucking firms ask court to lift bans over B.C. overpass crash

Two trucking firms are taking the B.C. government to court to get their vehicles back on the province's roads after an overpass crash last December, in what Premier David Eby called an "astonishing" move.

Belleville, Ont., declares state of emergency after rash of drug overdoses

The southeastern Ontario city of Belleville has declared a state of emergency after a rash of overdoses over a 24-hour period that officials say highlight how the increasing use of opioids and other drugs affects smaller communities.

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Supervisor in New Brunswick convicted of OHS criminal negligence: Norm Keith

A recent trial decision of the New Brunswick Court of King’s Bench resulted in another prosecution of a supervisor under the Westray Bill amendments to the Criminal Code, effectively establishing a new crime of occupational health and safety criminal negligence. » Read More...

Nominations now open for 2024 OHS Honours: Celebrating excellence in workplace safety

This prestigious awards program, designed to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and teams in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS), is set to be bigger and better than ever this year. » See the Photos

'Unprecedented public health crisis': Pioneering research studies links between workplaces, opioid harms

The opioid crisis is taking a devastating toll, with more than 40,000 opioid-related deaths reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada from January 2016 to June 2023. Nancy Carnide of the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) pointed out that sobering statistic during her keynote presentation at the Opioids in the Workplace virtual event from OHS Canada and Talent Canada on Jan. 31. » Read More...
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Shooting at Greek shipping company kills four, including owner and suspected gunman

Three people were fatally shot Monday in the offices of a shipping company near Athens and the suspected gunman also took his life as police special forces prepared to confront him, authorities said. » Read More...

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

Chen Wu pleaded guilty at a court hearing Friday to four counts of first-degree murder and to one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the Nov. 20, 2022 killings, according to court records. » Read More...

Indonesia police to charge 2 Chinese nationals in furnace explosion at Chinese-owned nickel plant

Indonesian police on Monday named two Chinese nationals as suspects in the explosion of a smelting furnace at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Sulawesi Island that killed 21 workers and injured dozens of others. » Read More...


When it comes to violence at work, I've packed my Canadian smugness

When I first saw the issue of workplace violence on the agenda at a major OHS conference, I viewed it as a curiosity more than anything else. It was a U.S.-based event, after all, and my smug Canadian self wandered in, found my seat, and marvelled at the red, white, and blue experiences of mass shooter drills and the installation of metal detectors at entrances. » Read More...

Vaccination, testing, clean air: COVID hasn’t gone away – here’s where Australia needs to do better

In May 2023 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID was no longer a public health emergency of international concern. For many, this signalled the pandemic was over. But the virus continues to infect millions of people globally and the WHO recognises COVID as an ongoing pandemic. In Australia, more than 50,000 infections have been reported so far in 2024. » Read More...

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