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  • Beyond Coffee and Donuts

    October 11, 2017 by Jean Lian

    A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is a company’s safety ally. Creating an effective JHSC is an important part of occupational injury prevention and, if done correctly, will yield safety benefits, says David Powers, director of health, safety and

  • A Real and Present Danger

    August 17, 2017 by Jean Lian

    Occupational cancers represent more than half of all work-related disease cases in established market economies, and global estimates of fatal occupational diseases put cancer as the top killer after circulatory disease and work accidents. These are some of the grim

  • Investigating Critical Injuries

    June 20, 2017 by Jean Lian

    When a workplace injury happens in Ontario, the employer’s joint health and safety committee (JHSC) plays a key role in collecting information and conducting a preliminary investigation so that a report can be prepared and sent to the provincial labour

  • The Wait Is Over

    February 25, 2016 by Jean Lian

    The passing of Bill 6, or the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, in Alberta’s legislature on December 10 has put an end to the province’s status as the only jurisdiction in Canada that exempted the agricultural sector

  • The Weakest Links

    September 3, 2015 by Carmelle Wolfson

    On June 16, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) started public consultations on how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep pace with the changing needs of workers and employers in the

  • Blood on Scrubs

    March 4, 2015 by Jean Lian

    A recent spate of violence against healthcare workers in Ontario and British Columbia has revived the debate on whether healthcare institutions are doing enough to protect employees on the job. On December 29, a registered nurse was beaten and critically

  • Safety Rules Revised

    October 6, 2014 by Jean Lian

    National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego