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Now that summer has arrived, WorkSafe Saskatchewan is reminding employers and supervisors to take extra care of new and young workers.
June 30, 2015 • Category: HR Stories
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On May 14, several changes to British Columbia's Workers Compensation Act came into effect, including expanded stop work powers and changes to employer incident investigations.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:59
PENETANGUISHENE, Ont. (CP) — The head of the union representing employees of an Ontario maximum security jail — the scene of a riot on June 18 — says staff shortages are leading to heightened tensions between guards and inmates provincewide.
Monday, 22 June 2015 09:50
The National Safety Council (NSC) in the United States has unveiled its annual list of the odds of dying from various causes. The list of statistical averages — calculated using fatality data for the entire U.S. population — details the lifetime odds of dying from various causes of death. 
Friday, 19 June 2015 10:03
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    Safety should always be a top priority in any workplace, regardless if you work in an office setting or in a warehouse. However, as evident by countless statistics over the years, workplace accidents are simply waiting to happen. Despite rigorous safety standards, accidents will happen in any workplace. Yet, there…
    Written by Tom Reddon
    Monday, 29 June 2015 11:05
    A Nova Scotia court has imposed a “creative sentence” for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, requiring the company to make safety presentations in addition to paying a fine.A journeyman electrician employed by the company was electrocuted when he made a “tragic, fatal miscalculation”, deciding to work…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:56
    A British Columbia worker with a partial disability from a workplace accident has won a long battle in getting an assessment that he was suitable for a particular position overturned.Douglas Amos was a truck driver in the logging industry in British Columbia. He started in 1976 and mostly worked as…
    Written by Jeffrey R. Smith
    Friday, 19 June 2015 10:18
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Recognizing the top health + safety culture Does your organization have the best health and safety culture in the country? We are accepting nominations for a new, top award as part of Canada's Safest Employers.
    Nominations close July 15 
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    The nationwide search for the most outstanding safety professional is on!
    Canadian Occupational Safety is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Safety Leader of the Year. Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.

    Nominations close July 6

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