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The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has launched a new online safety forum for employers operating in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
February 05, 2016 • Category: HR Stories
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Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are visiting workplaces and looking for machines that are not properly guarded, blocked or locked out in a blitz that lasts until Feb. 26.
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:24
Sunrise Propane and its directors fined $5.3 million in 2008 deadly explosion TORONTO (CP) — A fiery explosion at a Toronto propane plant that forced thousands out of their homes in the dead of night and claimed the life of an employee caused "unprecedented'' devastation, an Ontario judge ruled in imposing $5.3 million in fines against the company and its directors.
Monday, 25 January 2016 16:41
A committee has been formed to review workers' compensation legislation to ensure it continues to meet the needs of both workers and employers in Manitoba.
Monday, 25 January 2016 09:31
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    Written by Grant Aune
    Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:58
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    Written by Renée Gendron
    Monday, 01 February 2016 10:08
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    Written by Glyn Jones
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