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Ignoring working at height obligations lands employer in jail
June 12, 2017

Ignoring working at height obligations lands employer in jail

An Ontario employer has been sentenced to one day in jail and fined $10,000 for failure to ensure a worker has adequate fall protection.
Report establishes blueprint for violence prevention in health care sector
June 09, 2017

Report establishes blueprint for violence prevention in health care sector

The Ontario government has released a progress report with 23 recommendations designed to reduce workplace violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals.
U.S. Court ruling supports public right to know about cell phone risks
June 08, 2017

U.S. Court ruling supports public right to know about cell phone risks

A recent U.S. Court of Appeal ruling upheld a Berkeley, California Ordinance calling on cell phone retailers to clearly display safety information relating to radiation exposure.
Conference to highlight carcinogens in Ontario mining industry
June 02, 2017

Conference to highlight carcinogens in Ontario mining industry

Occupational disease is the leading cause of work-related death in Ontario. Miners in this province are not exempt from this harsh reality.
Compliance dates extended for new GHS WHMIS
June 01, 2017

Compliance dates extended for new GHS WHMIS

The Federal government has delayed compliance dates for suppliers of hazardous products to transition from original WHMIS to the new Globally-harmonized (GHS) WHMIS.
WHSC student scholarship competition: Entry deadline Friday, June 9, 2017
May 31, 2017

WHSC student scholarship competition: Entry deadline Friday, June 9, 2017

Act now to ensure your submission is considered for the annual Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) student scholarship competition.
Ontario’s worker OHS awareness training ineffective, IWH study finds
May 31, 2017

Ontario’s worker OHS awareness training ineffective, IWH study finds

Programs designed to meet Ontario’s mandatory worker health and safety awareness training requirements were recently evaluated by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction
May 12, 2017

“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
May 11, 2017

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
May 09, 2017

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
May 04, 2017

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!
WHSC adds new functionality to member web area
May 03, 2017

WHSC adds new functionality to member web area

In a continuing effort to improve communications with our constituents and clients WHSC is launching a new member web area.

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