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“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction
May 12, 2017

“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was recently fined $100,000 as a result of a material handling incident in a Brampton store resulting in a serious injury to a worker.
New York to mandate disclosure of chemical ingredients in cleaning products
May 11, 2017

New York to mandate disclosure of chemical ingredients in cleaning products

Manufacturers seeking to sell cleaning products in New York State will soon be required to disclose chemical ingredients to the public.
Remembrance and action — Westray Mine disaster 25 years later
May 09, 2017

Remembrance and action — Westray Mine disaster 25 years later

Workers, their families and representatives gathered today at the Westray Miners Memorial Park in Pictou, Nova Scotia to mourn the tragic deaths of 26 miners.
Proof of enrollment in Working at Heights training required by Ministry
May 04, 2017

Proof of enrollment in Working at Heights training required by Ministry

The deadline to complete approved working at heights training may have been extended, but the time to enrol is now!
WHSC adds new functionality to member web area
May 03, 2017

WHSC adds new functionality to member web area

In a continuing effort to improve communications with our constituents and clients WHSC is launching a new member web area.
Creating safer, healthier work. Demand what works!
April 27, 2017

Creating safer, healthier work. Demand what works!

“Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living” is no empty cliché. With workers’ health and safety, we take nothing for granted.
April 26, Noise Awareness Day, another day to refocus workplace prevention efforts
April 26, 2017

April 26, Noise Awareness Day, another day to refocus workplace prevention efforts

Present in all workplaces to varying degrees, noise is arguably one of the most common occupational and environmental hazards faced by workers.
WHSC adds mandatory JHSC Certification training courses to meet demand
April 12, 2017

WHSC adds mandatory JHSC Certification training courses to meet demand

Register today for Basic Certification Training as an essential first step to meeting new mandatory requirements for joint health and safety committee (JHSC) member certification.
April 28, Day of Mourning event listing now online
April 04, 2017

April 28, Day of Mourning event listing now online

Working people fought long and hard for their right to safe and healthy work. And yet too many still are killed, injured or made ill by hazardous work. We remember them April 28.
MOL extends deadline for last phase of mandatory Working at Heights training
March 31, 2017

MOL extends deadline for last phase of mandatory Working at Heights training

The Ministry of Labour is extending a compliance deadline for the last phase of its mandatory Working at Heights training.
Special Report: Leading U.S. expert questions effectiveness of war on cancer
March 30, 2017

Special Report: Leading U.S. expert questions effectiveness of war on cancer

In the fight to end cancer much of the effort to date has focused on the wrong enemies and used the wrong weapons, says leading US expert Dr. Devra Lee Davis.
Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders
March 21, 2017

Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders

A company providing security services was recently fined $70,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) relating to workplace violence and harassment.

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