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Workplace injuries in Nova Scotia drop to lowest level on record: WCB data

“These figures are encouraging and show that efforts across this province to strengthen workplace safety are moving in the right direction,” said WCB CEO Karen Adams. But there is plenty of work still to be done, she added.

Ontario to do away with mandatory coroner's inquests on construction site deaths

Ontario intends to do away with mandatory coroner's inquests for workers who died on construction sites, the government said Thursday. Instead, the province will conduct an annual review of construction site deaths in an effort to alleviate pressure on overloaded coroners.

Waste Management of Canada fined $280,000 after contractor killed at landfill

On Dec. 9, 2021, a worker provided by a company sub-contracted by Terra Nova was at the dump site performing work as a signaller for dump trucks unloading soil. The job entailed guiding trucks to the tipping face.

Henry M. Skjerven named 2023 Volunteer of the Year by BCRSP

Skjerven has held a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification from the BCRSP since 1991. Serving on various committees, and as a member of the BCRSP Governing Board 1993-1995, his contributions to the BCRSP have been continuous throughout his 32 years of certification and counting.

Concrete retaining wall for large Coquitlam development collapses; city describes 'evolving situation'

Footage of the collapse was posted to social media on Nov. 30, and taken by what appears to be construction workers working on site.

Glass contractor fined $150,000 after supervisor killed during construction at York University

York University contracted for the construction of a Continuing Studies Building located at 4700 Keele Street.

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'No one will be turned away': 988 suicide crisis helpline launches across Canada

A new toll-free, three-digit suicide prevention helpline launched across Canada on Thursday morning. People having suicidal thoughts or other mental health distress can now call or text 988 to reach a trained responder 24 hours a day, seven days a week. » Read More...

Deaths due to work-related diseases surged 26% in a decade, according to new global data

There has been a global surge in the number of deaths linked to work-related diseases, according to new research, though the number of deaths due to occupational injuries is on the decline. » See the Photos

Opioids in the Workplace: Call for speakers for this important discussion

Opioids are having a devastating impact on communities, and workplaces often find themselves on the front lines of substance abuse disorders. With this in mind, OHS Canada is partnering with Talent Canada to present a special virtual event on Opioids in the Workplace on Jan. 31, 2024. » Read More...
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Struggling to reduce hand injuries?

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The death toll from a mining tragedy in South Africa rises to 13 after a worker dies at a hospital

Impala Platinum said that the worker died Sunday from injuries sustained when the elevator plummeted around 200 meters (650 feet) down the shaft of a platinum mine while carrying workers to the surface after their shift on Nov. 27. » Read More...

Divers have found wreckage, 5 remains from Osprey aircraft that crashed off Japan, U.S. Air Force says

U.S. and Japanese divers have discovered wreckage and the remains of five crew members from a U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft that crashed last week off southwestern Japan, the Air Force announced Monday. » Read More...

Rescuer raises hope of survivors at a Zambian mine where more than 30 have been buried for days

Rescuers have been searching for the miners since early Friday after they were buried Thursday night while digging tunnels at an open-pit mine near the city of Chingola on the country's copper belt. » Read More...


It’s beginning to look a lot like burnout. How to take care of yourself before the holidays start

It’s getting towards the time of the year when you might feel more overwhelmed than usual. There are work projects to finish and perhaps exams in the family. Not to mention the pressures of organizing holidays or gifts. Burnout is a real possibility. » Read More...

Aid workers in war zones like Gaza face impossible choices that can leave them traumatized

The shaky pause in fighting agreed between Hamas and Israel is bringing much needed relief to the civilians of Gaza. With its future still uncertain, aid workers are rushing to deliver food, water and other vital supplies. However, it is clear that resources are insufficient to meet the current needs of Palestinian civilians. » Read More...

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Camden Launches Its Newest Series of Strikes

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Make It Safe Okanagan 2024 

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