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Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training

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.
New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced

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

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

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

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.
NIOSH launches new mobile app based on Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

NIOSH launches new mobile app based on Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

Knowing the weight an individual worker can safely lift is key to preventing back injury in the workplace.
Welland canal worker memorial project needs help to achieve funding goal

Welland canal worker memorial project needs help to achieve funding goal

A final push for donations is underway to complete a long-overdue memorial honouring the 137 men killed building the current Welland Canal.
WHSC Working at Heights refresher training ready for delivery

WHSC Working at Heights refresher training ready for delivery

Beginning in just six months, some Ontario employers will need to ensure construction workers in their employ complete a MOL-approved working at heights refresher training program.
WHSC now offers GHS WHMIS training en français

WHSC now offers GHS WHMIS training en français

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) now offers GHS WHMIS training delivered in French to help workplaces comply with changing WHMIS obligations.
WHSC Certification Refresher Training secures MOL-approval

WHSC Certification Refresher Training secures MOL-approval

The Workers Health and Safety Centre is now approved to deliver all training required by joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members to gain and maintain Certification status.

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