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July 13, 2020  

Much of Ontario to enter Stage 3 of reopening Friday, 10 regions to be held back

Stage 3 includes allowing remaining workplaces to reopen ‘safely’

Feature
November 29, 2019  

Protecting minds a priority in changing times

In a world where the only constant is change, mental health has simultaneously become the fastest-growing category of disability in the workplace.

Feature
November 29, 2019  

Tips for implementing mental-health policy

‘Invisible’ disabilities have equal human rights protections in the workplace.

Feature
November 26, 2019  

5 ways to be ready for a safety blitz

The current round of Ontario workplace inspections is expected to conclude on Dec. 27.

Feature
November 22, 2019  

One part gear, one part mindset

Cavalier attitudes and too-specific training continue to complicate fall protection.

Feature
October 10, 2019  

Farm Feud

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.

Feature
October 10, 2019  

Beyond Zero

Employers need to measure and manage what they do to create safe behaviours that will produce safe work environments.

Feature
October 9, 2019  

Healthier minds and bodies

Since 2013, a Canadian standard has put mental health at work on par with physical health and safety.

Feature
February 6, 2018  

Make Logging Safer

On October 18, 2017, a logger was killed in

Feature
February 6, 2018  

No Child’s Play

They have had enough. More and more teachers are

Feature
November 24, 2017  

Precious Cargo

Transporting valuables is a dangerous business. The mounting pressure

Feature
November 24, 2017  

A Deadly Legacy

The federal government is moving towards a full ban

Feature
October 11, 2017  

Machine over Man

Gone are the days when manual labour drove the bulk of the work in oil and gas exploration. In a post-peak-oil era, in which resources are harder to extract and oil prices continue to plunge, the race towards automation means higher profitability — and less human error.

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August 17, 2017  

Weed at Work

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada came closer to reality on April 13, when the Justin Trudeau government introduced the Cannabis Act, or Bill C-45. While pot users across the country applaud the move, others have raised concerns about the effect that the proposed legislation would have on workplace safety.

Feature
June 20, 2017  

Peer-to-Peer

Digital technology has given rise to new business models like Uber and Airbnb. But unlike traditional taxi companies and hotel chains, which are subject to workplace-safety laws, these new kids on the block have largely evaded the regulatory framework. How can legislation play catch-up and bridge the safety gap?

Feature
April 3, 2017  

When the Dust Settles

From 1978 to 1979, Jim Hobbs was one of many miners in northern Ontario who inhaled finely ground aluminum dust known as McIntyre Powder, which was believed to protect them from silicosis.

Feature
February 22, 2017  

Trouble in the Big House

Penitentiaries have always been dangerous workplaces. But violence in Canada’s correctional centres has been on the rise over the past several years, especially in facilities with low staff-to-inmate ratios and high gang activity. Something has to be done to keep workers safe, but how can this be accomplished without infringing on inmates’ rights?

Feature
December 14, 2016  

Dark Days

Every year when winter bleaches the landscape and ushers in plummeting temperatures for months on end, many Canadians dread the prospect of shovelling snow from driveways and taking their reluctant dogs out for walks. But for more than one million Canadians, who comprise two to three per cent of the population, the monochrome of winter brings with it the onset of deep, dark moods.

Feature
October 21, 2016  

Black Tide

On the evening of July 20, operators in the

Feature
August 22, 2016  

Drawing the Line

The message is unequivocal: sexual harassment in Ontario workplaces will not be tolerated, as the province introduces a bill that extends protections to employees by broadening the definition of workplace harassment and imposing additional obligations on employers to prevent and investigate such incidents.