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Ontario putting focus on falls from heights, struck-bys on construction sites in 2024-2025

From April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025, it will conduct two enforcement campaigns. One will focus on falls from heights and the other will focus on struck-bys.

TMI Contracting fined $120K after worker killed by dump truck in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont.

The company was sub-contracted to provide equipment and workers for the grading of soil being brought into a landfill site.

UN labour agency report warns of rising threat of excess heat, climate change on world’s workers

It also warned of air pollution, pesticides and other hazards that could lead to health problems including cancer.

Alberta kicking in $175,000 to support SafeGen program for young workers

“Historically, young workers have experienced higher rates of occupational injury and illness than other workers. It’s important that Alberta’s young people get valuable work experience and that they are working in healthy and safe environments," said Matt Jones, Alberta's Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Trade.

Boucher Bros. Lumber paying $102K to Alberta Forest Products Association in 'creative sentence'

The charges stem from an incident at a Nampa lumber and building supplies business on Sept. 28, 2022. The worker was injured when their hand contacted the blades of a wood planer.

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Workplace fatalities drop in Nova Scotia, but numbers still a 'sobering reminder'

The number of workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia decreased last year, according to the latest data from the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. Eighteen Nova Scotians died at work or because of their work in 2023, down from 24 fatalities in 2022. » Read More...

Untrained and alone: Sharing the story of Ian’s workplace death on the 25th anniversary

Editor's note: The following column was written by Christine O'Donnell about her cousin Ian.  I would like to share a story of a workplace injury that is close to my heart. He left the house like any other day to attend his job in the construction industry. He was untrained and not prepared for the task requested by his supervisor. He was only 28 years old. » See the Photos
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BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

BNSF Railway attorneys are expected to argue before jurors that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town, one of the deadliest sites in the federal Superfund pollution program. » Read More...

Judges orders Pennsylvania agency to produce inspection records related to chocolate plant blast

Pennsylvania utility regulators must turn over inspection records to the National Transportation Safety Board as part of the federal agency’s probe into a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory last year, a federal judge ruled this week. » Read More...

New attorney joins prosecution team against Alec Baldwin in fatal 'Rust' shooting

An attorney has been added to the special prosecution team that is pursuing an involuntary manslaughter charge against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western movie “Rust,” court officials confirmed. » Read More...


Transporting hazardous materials across the U.S. isn’t easy − that’s why there’s a host of regulations in place

Ever wonder what those colorful signs with symbols and numbers on the backs of trucks mean? They’re just one visible part of a web of regulations that aim to keep workers and the environment safe while shipping hazardous waste. Transporting hazardous materials such as dangerous gases, poisons, harmful chemicals, corrosives and radioactive material across the country is risky. » Read More...

Opioids more potent than fentanyl have been detected in Australia. So what are nitazenes?

A new group of drugs called nitazenes has been detected in Australia. They have been sold as heroin as well as other drugs like ketamine. Concerns about the potential harms associated with these drugs, and users not knowing what they’re taking, have led to government health alerts and coroners recommendations for drug-checking. » Read More...

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