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WHSC schedules updated JHSC Basic Certification training

Is your workplace in compliance with legal requirements to certify at least two members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) – one worker rep and one management rep?

Employer convicted in fall from heights incident

A GTA-area roofing company has been fined $55,000 after pleading guilty for failing to ensure fall protection was in place to protect workers.

WHSC’s newly-revised Lockout training ready for booking

In an effort to better serve workplaces confronted by deadly energy hazards, WHSC has revamped their comprehensive three-hour Lockout training program.

WHSC launches newly-updated ergonomic training in time for RSI Awareness Day

Workers Health & Safety Centre will mark RSI Awareness Day with the release and scheduling of a dramatic update to their popular, introductory ergonomics training program.

Canadian government seeks public consult on asbestos ban regulation

The federal government has proposed a regulation designed to ban the import, sale and use of asbestos along with manufacture and import of asbestos-containing material (ACM).

Bill 177 brings increased OHS fines and other changes to Ontario workplaces

Recent changes to Ontario health and safety law raise maximum fines against convicted individuals and corporations, thus bringing penalties more in line with other provinces.

WHSC launches mandatory working at heights refresher training – Register today!

Construction sector employers will soon be required to ensure workers in their employ complete working at heights (WAH) refresher training.

Federal gov’t seeks to enhance OHS law, including violence and harassment

The federal government has introduced legislation aimed at preventing workplace violence and harassment and expanding health and safety protections to parliamentary workers.

Upcoming seminar to explore hazards of diesel engine exhaust in the workplace

A special Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar will examine issues related to diesel engine exhaust hazards and exposure assessments.

Alberta legislative overhaul to enhance worker safety

The New Democratic Party government of Alberta has introduced legislation designed to expand worker rights and employer duties aiming to create healthier and safer workplaces.

WHSC schedules final Basic Certification training opportunity for 2017

Act today to register for Basic Certification training as an essential first step towards joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification compliance.

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.

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