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Tank truck manufacturer, director fined total of $680K in Ontario explosion that killed six

The incident happened at Eastway Tank, Pump, and Meter Limited’s facility in Nepean, Ont., just outside of Ottawa, in 2022. The company was fined $600,000 while the director was fined $80,000.

Syncrude fined $390,000 by Alberta court after excavator operator drowned on the job

Under a creative sentence, the company will pay $390,000 to the David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, the UAlberta Geotechnical Centre and the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association.

Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

In the dozen years she's worked with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, executive director Brittany Graham has lost count of the people she's seen succumb to British Columbia's toxic drug crisis. Sunday marked eight years to the day since the province declared a public health emergency related to the deadly toxic drug crisis, and Graham said it's a sombre anniversary.

More than 20 mine rescue teams gear up to compete in Ontario competition

These competitions will demonstrate the emergency response skills and knowledge of volunteers from mines across the province, who undergo rigorous training throughout the year.

Stackpole fined $80,000 after worker injured by grinding machine at factory in Stratford, Ont.

On the date of the incident, a worker at Stackpole International Power Metal was asked to perform a tool change on a grinding machine designed to finish metal parts.

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Resilient responders: How psychosocial factors shield first responders from mental harm

Just before the pandemic in 2020, we completed research to understand better what behaviours can predict first responders’ risk of occupational stress injuries (OSI). This term is a concept, not a medical diagnosis. However, OSI can result in mental harm and mental illness (e.g., depression, addictive behaviours, PTSD). » Read More...

New safety officers at Manitoba hospitals aimed at reducing workplace violence

Specially trained and better equipped security staff are scheduled to start Monday at Manitoba’s largest hospital — the Health Sciences Centre — in a bid to reduce violence against health-care workers. » See the Photos
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FBI opens criminal investigation into Baltimore bridge collapse, AP source says

The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge that is focused on the circumstances leading up to it and whether all federal laws were followed, according to a person familiar with the matter. » Read More...

Operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant prepares to restart another plant

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said on Monday that it has obtained permission from safety regulators to start loading atomic fuel into a reactor at its only operable plant in north-central Japan, which it is keen to restart for the first time since the 2011 disaster. » Read More...

Kansas has some of the nation's lowest benefits for injured workers. They'll increase in July

Kansas will increase what have been among the lowest benefits in the U.S. for workers who are injured or killed on the job under bipartisan legislation that Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law Thursday. The new law is set to take effect in July and includes the first increases in the state's caps on total workers' compensation benefits since 2011. » Read More...


Crisis communication saves lives – but people with disability often aren’t given the message

In a pandemic, bushfire or flood, people need high quality safety and crisis information. Getting emergency messages quickly can help people know how to prepare, what rules to follow, where dangers are, where to gather safely and when help is on the way. This life-saving potential exists for everyone – including people with disability, who may be particularly affected by climate change. » Read More...

Measles is a humanitarian issue, and its unwelcome reappearance in Canada is a reminder of its importance

As a medical organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is no stranger to measles, which has long been a serious and ongoing concern in many places where MSF operates. However, new challenges, such as the disruption of health systems caused by COVID-19, have underscored the importance of measles as a public health concern. » Read More...

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