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Ignoring working at height obligations lands employer in jail

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

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.
Compliance dates extended for new GHS WHMIS

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

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.
“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!

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