Seasonal work poses unique challenges that can put employees at risk
Former teacher Chantal Trépanier aims to bring unique perspective to U.S. board
Most Canadian whistleblowing legislation is ineffective, requiring users to clear a number of hurdles, says an expert.
In a world where the only constant is change, mental health has simultaneously become the fastest-growing category of disability in the workplace.
‘Invisible’ disabilities have equal human rights protections in the workplace.
The current round of Ontario workplace inspections is expected to conclude on Dec. 27.
Cavalier attitudes and too-specific training continue to complicate fall protection.
There is a greater risk of employees reporting to work impaired as they may consume cannabis orally, but misjudge the extent or duration of the resulting impairment.
Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of senior employees behind the wheel.
Fire-resistant apparel acts as a layer of clothing that can literally save your skin — and is a must for many workers.
Nearly four years ago, Alberta finally caught up to the rest of the country when it came to safety coverage for farm workers. But a new provincial government wants to scrap controversial legislation and replace it with what it deems as more flexible options.
Employers need to measure and manage what they do to create safe behaviours that will produce safe work environments.
Since 2013, a Canadian standard has put mental health at work on par with physical health and safety.
In the Internet of Things where everything is connected, compromised confidential data is not the only consequence of a breach in cybersecurity. Technologies that were previously not vulnerable to hacking — like cranes or industrial equipment — are now fair game.
Combustible dust, which is a mixture of fine solid particles that are liable to catch fire or explode upon ignition when dispersed in the air, is a hazard common to many industries. Woodworking facilities, chemical manufacturing, food production, grain elevators…
Testing for impairment from cannabis is no “magic bullet”. Rather, effective oversight, worker supervision and having an impairment-management program are key to navigating the post-legal-weed world. This was the message that Tom Brocklehurst, director of prevention practices and quality with…
Creating a respectful work environment has never been trickier as the momentum created by the #MeToo movement continues to rock workplace gender dynamics and threatens to put a dent on organizational cohesion – even widen the gender gap. hanging mindsets…
The oft-heard phrase “drive safe” is poised to take on a whole new meaning in a world of autonomous vehicles. Experts are unanimous that when mere mortals are no longer behind the wheel, roads will be safer. Safety increases in…
An increase in reported inmate-on-staff violence in Ontario’s correctional institutions has led to the release of a report by the province’s independent corrections adviser in December 2018, offering 42 recommendations aimed at making jails safer. But correctional violence is not…
Ten years after boilermaker David Fifi was determined to have died of natural causes, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba is reviewing the case following the emergence of new medical evidence indicating that his sudden demise was caused by…