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Construction company fined after worker seriously injured in fall

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

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

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.
Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.

Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.

Efforts to prevent exposure to carcinogens at work remain lacking despite enormous suffering, according to a leading U.K. health and safety expert.
Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training

Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training

A truck driver who refused a new assignment he wasn’t trained to perform has had his work refusal upheld by a health and safety tribunal.
New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced

New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced

A session exploring healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs will kick off another year of seminars addressing occupational and environmental health issues.
Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system

Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system

Calling it a renewal, Alberta is conducting the first major review of its Occupational Health and Safety Act, prevention and enforcement systems since being created in 1976.
Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action

Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action

An Eastern Ontario health care provider has been fined $75,000 after a nurse was stabbed in the head and neck by a patient with a long history of mental illness and violence
Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away

Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away

By October 1, 2017, employers must ensure all construction workers complete MOL-approved working at heights training before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment.

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