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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released the proceedings of the Transportation Safety Summit it held this spring. The summit opened an unprecedented conversation on key safety issues with 70 industry and government leaders from the marine, pipeline, rail, and aviation sectors.
August 26, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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Top 10 most dangerous jobs of 2016 revealed It's no shock that professions such as police officer, firefighter and emergency medical technician, which are often associated with danger, made CareerCast's list of the top 10 most dangerous jobs. But surprisingly, veterinarians were also named among the most dangerous professions.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:36
OTTAWA (CP) — Officials warned the government late last year that without a significant boost in repair funds, aging and crumbling federal buildings could soon become unfit for workers and jeopardize health and safety.
Monday, 15 August 2016 09:35
WorkSafeNB issues heat-related warning In response to a recent heat alert issued by the province of New Brunswick, WorkSafeNB is reminding outdoor workers to be mindful of heat-related risks.
Friday, 12 August 2016 08:15
  • Columns
    An employer has lost a wrongful dismissal case after a court found that its safety rules, which it alleged the employee violated, were unclear and not clearly-communicated.The employee worked at a solid waste facility in the Yukon. The employer fired the employee and attempted to prove “just cause” on the…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Tuesday, 23 August 2016 09:12
    It’s been a scorcher of a summer in Canada. In coastal British Columbia, droughts have been declared. In the middle of the country, it feels like it hasn’t rained since the spring — with water advisories aplenty in Ontario and Quebec. One county in Nova Scotia saw less rain in June…
    Written by Todd Humber
    Monday, 15 August 2016 10:02
    I frequently meet people who dread walking into their place of work and yet they continue entering the same doors. Others are unhappy with their relationships and yet they remain. Why do individuals repeatedly remain in a position or situation that causes them immense stress and fails to bring them…
    Written by Allan Kehler
    Monday, 08 August 2016 16:01
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2016 awards Thank you to everyone who applied for an award. We received a large number of truly impressive applications. The process is underway for selecting the winners. Visit for the next steps and for more information. 

    Winners will be revealed at the gala on Oct. 24 in Toronto and profiled in the October/November issue.
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding safety professional. The winner will be profiled in the December/January issue. 

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

    New Brunswick gets top mark for workers' compensation system @WorkSafeNB @CFIB
    Ontario amends acts affecting injured workers, firefighters
    Trends in health and safety for 2016
    Campbell Institute report highlights 5 ways to keep contractors safe @NSCsafety
    Manitoba introducing culturally appropriate training for Aboriginal workers