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Supreme Court rules City of Greater Sudbury liable as employer in fatal contractor accident

The case originated when an employee of Interpaving Limited, contracted by the city to repair a downtown water main, fatally struck Cecile Paquette — who was walking across the street — while operating a road grader in reverse.

Donkin Mine idled, workers laid off following 'protracted' stop work order in Nova Scotia: Company

The SWO was issued in response to a roof fall incident on July 15 that was subsequently ameliorated by Kameron between July 19 and July 27, the company said.

Cities look to copy Montreal's ban of right turns on red, but safety data lacking

In an effort to prevent pedestrian and cyclist deaths, more North American cities are contemplating imitating Montreal by banning drivers from turning right on red lights. But despite decades of debate, even traffic safety advocates who favour the ban say there's a lack of reliable data proving the measure improves safety.

WSIB tribunal ruling breathes new life into case of Jeleel Stewart, migrant farm worker from Jamaica

An advocate for a migrant worker from Jamaica who was badly hurt while working in Niagara-on-the-Lake hopes the man will finally receive compensation for his injuries in the wake of a decision by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Saskatchewan expanding presumptive cancer coverage for firefighters

"Firefighters face risks and hazards every day as they work to keep citizens and our communities safe," Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don McMorris said. "Providing additional coverage for occupational cancers is an important way we can help support firefighters and their families."

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University of Calgary's safety team manages diverse risks from labs to ranches

The health and safety team at the University of Calgary (UCalgary) has a very large umbrella — it covers the obvious areas one thinks of for a post-secondary institution such as students, faculty, and staff. But it also extends into less obvious areas, ones that surprised Mark Davies, the director of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). » Read More...

Ontario proposes 'super indexing' of WSIB benefits, expanded cancer coverage for firefighters

Ontario has announced some sweeping OHS changes with plans to increase WSIB benefits for injured workers; expand cancer coverage for firefighters; and add poisonings by chlorine, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide to the list of presumed occupational diseases. » See the Photos
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Lake Tahoe ski resort worker killed in snowmobile accident during overnight snowmaking operations

A worker at a Lake Tahoe ski resort has died in a snowmobile accident during overnight snowmaking operations, authorities said. Officials at Palisades Tahoe said the crew member was killed early Thursday on the Alpine Meadows side of the resort west of Tahoe City. » Read More...

An industrial robot crushed a worker to death at a vegetable packing plant in South Korea

An industrial robot grabbed and crushed a worker to death at a vegetable packaging plant in South Korea, police said Thursday, as they investigated whether the machine was defective or improperly designed. » Read More...

Russian missile hits Liberia flagged ship in Odesa, killing port worker and injuring 3 crew members

A Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian port of Odesa hit a Liberian-flagged freighter, killing a port worker and wounding another, as well as three citizens of the Philippines, crew members on the ship, Ukraine's armed forces said last week. » Read More...


How leaders can enhance team success through mental health initiatives

Prioritizing a team's mental health is essential to fostering a healthy and productive work environment. Fortunately, there are many effective strategies and policies HR leaders and safety professionals can implement to create a more supportive environment. » Read More...

The experiences of older drivers can help design cleaner, safer cars

The current pace of technological change in automobile technology rivals the period about a century ago when cars were moving from the exotic fringes of transportation into the lives of ordinary people. The automobile has reshaped the world, giving rise to new freedoms and greater access to distant places, creating jobs and wealth and changing the physical landscape with roads, service stations, dealerships and suburbs. » Read More...

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