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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.

WHSC awards annual post-secondary student scholarships

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is pleased to announce the six students selected as the 2017 WHSC post-secondary scholarship recipients.

Unveiling ceremony announced for Welland canal fallen workers memorial

A new memorial honouring the men who died and laboured constructing the Welland Canal will be unveiled Sunday, November 12, 2017.

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