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“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction

“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

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

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

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!
Creating safer, healthier work. Demand what works!

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, 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

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 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

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

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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