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Seven people from Manitoba have been charged for violating Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Act.
April 23, 2014 • Category: Legal Stories
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Former NASA astronaut Mike Mullane regaled a crowd of about 860 health and safety professionals at the opening keynote session of the Western Conference on Safety in Vancouver.
Written by Amanda Silliker
Monday, 14 April 2014 21:45
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Health-care workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals lack training and awareness of procedures to adequately protect themselves from exposure, found a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Written by COS staff
Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:44
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TORONTO (CP) — A man working at the Toronto branch of a multinational human resources company went on a stabbing spree after being told he would lose his job, injuring four co-workers in the bloody rampage, police said.
Written by Diana Mehta
Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:41
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  • Columns
    In November 2013, Ontario introduced a regulation to its Occupational Health and Safety Act requiring employers to ensure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014. This regulation applies to all Ontario workplaces, regardless of size or sector. What kind of…
    Written by Carissa Tanzola
    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:10
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    On March 31, 2014, Bill C-45 celebrated its 10th anniversary. This decade old law established, for the first time in Canadian history, a crime of occupational health and safety criminal negligence. Upon conviction, an individual may receive life imprisonment and a corporate defendant may receive an unlimited fine. For the…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:50
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    I am one of many in the country who had the honour and opportunity to work with and get to know Jim Flaherty. He was the minister of labour in Ontario from 1997 to 1999. I will always remember the first time he spoke at the opening of Health and…
    Written by Maureen Shaw
    Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:28
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  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Canada's Safest Employers award 2014 launched Do you work for one of Canada’s safest employers? Nominations are now open for Canada’s Safest Employers award 2014!

    Nominations close June 2, 2014
    Written by Amanda Silliker
    Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:45
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    Nominations for the 2014 Safety Leader of the Year are now open! Nominate the champion of health and safety at your organization now. 

    Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.

    Nominations close July 4, 2014.




    Manitoba workers fined for lack of fall protection on Sask. site http://t.co/5i6M8fH9lH
    Legal blog: After 10 years, Bill C-45 yields few prosecutions http://t.co/7Qz3w0JHWS @wccehslaw @FaskenMartineau #OHSlaw
    Know the risks of static electricity http://t.co/ZDl7mY2CoL #HealthandSafety #firesafety
    Nominate your company now for Canada's Safest Employers award 2014! New award for psychological safety added http://t.co/8OGgnTwLYT
    WorkSafeBC conducting asbestos enforcement blitz http://t.co/kg2ZH1mRaS