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Construction company fined after worker seriously injured in fall
November 01, 2017

Construction company fined after worker seriously injured in fall

A Watford, Ontario-based construction company has been fined $50,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure a method of fall protection was available to workers.
Exposure to night shift work when young raises risk of breast cancer
October 27, 2017

Exposure to night shift work when young raises risk of breast cancer

Nurses who’ve worked at least 20 years of rotating night-shifts as young adults have a two-fold increase risk of developing breast cancer, according to a recently published study.
Groundbreaking report focuses on occupational cancer prevention in Ontario
October 19, 2017

Groundbreaking report focuses on occupational cancer prevention in Ontario

Bold, collaborative actions by legislators and employers alike are urgently needed to prevent thousands of estimated occupational cancers every year in Ontario, says a new report.
WHSC awards annual post-secondary student scholarships
October 17, 2017

WHSC awards annual post-secondary student scholarships

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is pleased to announce the six students selected as the 2017 WHSC post-secondary scholarship recipients.
Unveiling ceremony announced for Welland canal fallen workers memorial
October 13, 2017

Unveiling ceremony announced for Welland canal fallen workers memorial

A new memorial honouring the men who died and laboured constructing the Welland Canal will be unveiled Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.
September 25, 2017

Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.

Efforts to prevent exposure to carcinogens at work remain lacking despite enormous suffering, according to a leading U.K. health and safety expert.
Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training
September 18, 2017

Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training

A truck driver who refused a new assignment he wasn’t trained to perform has had his work refusal upheld by a health and safety tribunal.
Almost half of public safety personnel report suffering mental health symptoms
September 13, 2017

Almost half of public safety personnel report suffering mental health symptoms

A new national study finds correctional officers, 911 dispatchers, paramedics and other first responders are at significant risk of developing a mental-health disorder.
New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced
September 11, 2017

New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced

A session exploring healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs will kick off another year of seminars addressing occupational and environmental health issues.
Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system
September 08, 2017

Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system

Calling it a renewal, Alberta is conducting the first major review of its Occupational Health and Safety Act, prevention and enforcement systems since being created in 1976.
Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action
September 07, 2017

Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action

An Eastern Ontario health care provider has been fined $75,000 after a nurse was stabbed in the head and neck by a patient with a long history of mental illness and violence
Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away
September 06, 2017

Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away

By October 1, 2017, employers must ensure all construction workers complete MOL-approved working at heights training before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment.

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