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TSB investigators deploy to freight train derailment Saturday near Field, B.C.

Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were deployed Saturday to the site of a train derailment near Field, B.C., close to the British Columbia-Alberta border. TSB spokesman Liam MacDonald says there were no immediate reports of injuries, fires or leaks after the derailment.

Crew rescued from Newfoundland fishing boat pushed ashore by seething winter storm

Lights from fishing boats illuminating heavy snowfall helped guide four crew members off a teetering vessel Wednesday night that had run aground that morning in Newfoundland as a massive storm set in.

Mental health minister says 'safer supply' drug concerns rooted in 'stigma and fear'

Canada's mental health and addictions minister believes fear and stigma are driving criticism of the government's decision to support prescribing pharmaceuticals to drug users to combat the country's overdose crisis.

Safety board calls for changes after deadly helicopter crash in Nunavut

The Transportation Safety Board is calling for improvements to pilot training and aircraft equipment after an investigation into a deadly helicopter crash in Nunavut. Pilots need better procedures and tools for flying in whiteout conditions, said safety board chairperson Kathy Fox.

Sign FX, BESI, and Tawse Winery honoured by WSIB as safest small businesses in Ontario

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has announced the winners of its annual Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate small businesses that demonstrate exemplary health and safety practices and go the extra mile to keep their employees and customers safe, it said.

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Opioids in the Workplace: Warning signs and how to respond to a poisoning

There is no sure-fire way to spot someone who is at risk of an opioid poisoning or substance abuse, but there are some red flags to watch out for, according to Vicky Waldron of the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan. "What you're looking for is someone that's behaving out of the norm," she said, noting the warning signs can vary not just by individual but also by gender. » Read More...

The use of augmented reality in health and safety training: Lisa McGuire

The future of safety training is changing fast, and leaders will need to keep up, especially if they want to connect with a younger workforce on a deeper level. Gamification, virtual reality, augmented reality, the metaverse, and artificial intelligence are fuelling a training revolution. » See the Photos
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A 5th worker is confirmed dead from a construction site collapse in Italy

A fifth construction worker was confirmed dead Saturday after a concrete beam and slabs collapsed at a supermarket building site in the city of Florence a day earlier, Italian officials said. » Read More...

Turkey detains 4 people as part of probe into landslide at gold mine that left at least 9 missing

Authorities last week detained four people in connection with a massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in eastern Turkey, leaving at least nine workers missing, Turkish state media reported. » Read More...

At least 11 dead and 4 injured in massive fire at paint factory in New Delhi

A massive fire swept through a paint factory in India's capital, New Delhi, killing at least 11 people and leaving four others injured, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Fire officials said that the blaze started late Thursday on the ground floor. » Read More...


Professional abuse takes a significant toll in workplaces, including turnover and reputational damage

Have you worked with or for someone who is a charmer to some people yet simultaneously harmful to others? Maybe you’ve seen the media highlight these people in politics or the entertainment industry, or traditionally male-dominated sectors? Kelly Cooper of the Centre for Social Intelligence chimes in with her thoughts on Talent Canada. » Read More...

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Make It Safe Okanagan 2024 

April 18, 2024 | Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, B.C. » Read More...