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REGINA (CP) — The Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board has decided to distribute its previously announced surplus in two instalments in July and December.
June 30, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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One-third (33 per cent) of American employees believe safety takes a back seat to productivity at their organizations — a percentage that is even higher among employees in high-risk industries, according to a survey by the National Safety Council.
Thursday, 23 June 2016 09:48
Nova Scotia workers and employers registered fewer claims with the Workers’ Compensation Board in 2015 compared to the year before. 
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:45
Canada to introduce new regulations limiting flight crew hours TORONTO (Reuters) — The Canadian government is preparing to announce new regulations to ensure commercial pilots throughout the airline industry get enough rest, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in an interview on Thursday.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:36
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    Social media is being used everywhere. As I ride the CTrain on my way home from work, I note 75 per cent of the passengers around me are either on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube. How do I know? Because I can see the music videos and Ted talks and…
    Written by Shelly Bischoff
    Monday, 27 June 2016 15:31
    In just about one year, marijuana will be legalized in Canada. When Health Minister Jane Philpott made this announcement on April 20, she promised this change would happen with support from the justice and public safety departments. However, there are no details on what this means and what tools will…
    Written by Loretta Bouwmeester
    Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:08
    If there is one thing that safety people can agree on, it is that spotting is dangerous. Beyond that there is an almost Pythonesque sketch akin to “Spot the Looney.” There are generally agreed upon rules such as never stand, or spot, in a place where you can get hit…
    Written by Dave Rebbitt
    Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:54
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    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 in the October/November issue.
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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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