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New WHMIS obligations…WHSC schedules essential training

Sweeping changes to Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, took effect in December, 2018. Is your workplace complying?

Cancer rates higher in Ontario industrial cities, study finds

Residents of Sarnia, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Catharines are developing and dying from leukemia at rates “strikingly higher” than the national average.

GE Peterborough Town of Widows documentary to air on CBC

Tune in Thursday, August 8 to CBC to view a documentary exploring how GE Peterborough left a legacy of disease and death and the response of a community demanding justice.

Working at heights enforcement remains top Ministry priority

Fines, orders, stop work orders and even jail terms have been among recent consequences for employers failing to meet minimum working at heights provisions under Ontario law.

WHSC student scholarship contest DEADLINE Friday, June 7

Do you know a high school senior interested in winning a scholarship based on their understanding of workplace health and safety and their activism at school or in the community?

Sales receipts pose toxic exposures, evidence mounts

Harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals are readily absorbed into the bodies of workers and consumers when handling common sales receipts, a recent Canadian experiment confirms.

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