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EDMONTON (CP) — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy has won the latest round in its push to randomly test thousands of workers for drugs and alcohol in northern Alberta.
May 20, 2016 • Category: Legal Stories
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Oil sands producers evacuating workers as wildfire shifts north Canadian energy producers were hit with fresh disruptions on Tuesday after a massive wildfire burning around the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alta., shifted north, forcing the evacuation of about 4,000 people from work camps.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 09:25
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has released a hazard alert advising northerners to exercise caution and use safe work practices to prevent amputation of digits in doorways.
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:35
Ontario inspectors issued almost 200 safety orders during an enforcement blitz to raise awareness and increase compliance with health and safety laws at underground and surface mines.
Friday, 13 May 2016 09:35
  • Columns
    Recent legislative proposals and changes in Alberta and Prince Edward Island have put the farming industry into the spotlight with respect to workers’ compensation  coverage. The proposed changes bring these provinces in line with most other jurisdictions in Canada and offer an interesting glimpse into the regulation of a large,…
    Written by Maurice Dransfeld
    Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:02
    The price of oil has fallen below $30 a barrel and the Canadian dollar dipped below US$0.70. This is the lowest these two economic markers have been in more than 13 years. The Canadian economy is stagnant and job losses are mounting. The oil industry — and the safety professionals…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Monday, 09 May 2016 12:52
    I have been involved with various aspects of safety for many years providing information to individuals and groups to assist them in making informed decisions on safety concerns. The information has been as varied as the individual issues, and during this entire time, I have made one observation that is…
    Written by Dave Gouthro
    Monday, 02 May 2016 09:31
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    Nominations open for 2016 awards Do you work for one of Canada’s safest employers? If so, we want to hear from you. 

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    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now open! Nominate the champion of health and safety at your organization now. Deadline is July 6

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


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