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Home Hardware store in Ontario fined $70,000 after worker struck by forklift

On Oct. 1, 2022, two workers were asked by their supervisor to take some returned lumber to the Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre lumber yard.

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What are Ice Cleats Used For? Exploring the Workplace Applications of Ice Traction Devices

Navigating the winter wonderland can be a treacherous task, especially for those who brave the elements for outdoor work. Every step becomes a potential hazard on slippery surfaces and frozen worksites. However, fear not, as Ice cleats, also known as ice grips or ice traction devices, are here to provide the traction needed for a confident stride in even the harshest winter conditions.

Employers, injured workers in B.C. now have new legal duty to co-operate with each other and WorkSafeBC

New rules to ensure workers can return to a job following a workplace injury in British Columbia are now in effect.

Nova Scotia lifts stop work order at Donkin coal mine following roof falls

The mine’s operator, Kameron Coal Management Ltd., has met the Phase 1 safety requirements from the province's most recent compliance order.

Individual fined $2,800 by Saskatchewan court after worker injured on the job

A Saskatchewan man has been fined $2,800 after a worker suffered serious injuries after being pinched between a water truck and a payloader.

'This needs to stop': B.C. suspends trucking company's right to operate following overpass collision

B.C.’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch (CVSE) has used its new powers, as outlined in Dec. 15 article in OHS Canada, to suspend the safety certificate for Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. following a collision on Dec. 28.

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Workplace environments that compromise the quality of air you breathe demand reliable solutions. The Dräger X-plore® 8000 powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) offers a durable and modular PAPR system combined with intelligent electronics. The result? A high degree of safety that you and your people need to focus on the task at hand.

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Year in review: OHS Canada’s top 10 most popular articles of 2023

We pause to take a look back at the stories that captured the imagination of health and safety professionals across Canada over the last 12 months. The top 10 articles of 2023, as selected by our readers, provide a fascinating snapshot of the current OHS landscape. » Read More...

Cement company fined $190,000 after three workers injured by flash fire at Picton, Ont., plant

On Sept. 7, 2021, workers contracted from a different company were doing maintenance work at the Lehigh Cement plant in Picton. A kiln at the plant had been running on coal dust. It was going to be switched over to natural gas so that the maintenance workers could change the jet air blower in its coal feed system. » See the Photos

Quebec's workplace safety board says welding led to blast that killed three workers at Propane Lafortune

Quebec's workplace safety board has identified the cause of an explosion that killed three people on Jan. 12, 2023, at Propane Lafortune in St-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Que. » Read More...
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Planes collide and catch fire at Japan's busy Haneda airport, killing 5. Hundreds evacuated safely

A passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft collided on the runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday and burst into flames, with five people on the smaller plane killed, officials said. » Read More...

The death toll rises to 18 in a furnace explosion at a Chinese owned nickel plant in Indonesia

The death toll following the explosion of a smelting furnace at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Indonesia's Sulawesi island rose to 18, as police ordered the plant to stop operations until an investigation is completed. » Read More...

Federal agency wants to fine Wisconsin sawmill $1.4 million for violations found after teen's death

A federal agency wants to fine a northern Wisconsin sawmill more than $1 million after inspectors said they found "egregious'' violations at the site following a June accident that killed a teenage worker. » Read More...


How to jump-start your New Year with cold weather running

As 2024 approaches, many people look to begin the year with resolutions to become more fit. Some people find it challenging to get enthusiastic about outdoor exercise during the winter. However, don’t discount the joys of running in a winter wonderland. It’s accessible, available to all and doesn’t involve gym fees or expensive equipment. » Read More...

Six ways to look after your eyes in 2024

The World Health Organization estimates that over 80% of all vision impairment around the world can be prevented and even cured. Reducing the risk of eye diseases involves adopting a combination of lifestyle changes, protective measures, and regular eye care. Here are six ways to look after your eyes in 2024. » Read More...


Ice Cleats: Exploring Workplace Traction Applications

Ice cleats are vital in winter, offering crucial traction. Explore their use in various applications such as construction, delivery, and mining. Discover ICETRED™ for safety in diverse workplaces, providing durable rubber, tungsten carbide spikes, and third-party spark hazard testing. Tread confidently this winter with ICETRED™ Traction Devices for workplace safety.

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Opioids in the Workplace

Jan. 31, 2024 | Virtual Event. Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. » Register Now

Make It Safe Okanagan 2024 

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