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VANCOUVER (CP) — Three workers are safe after they were stranded more than 100 metres above the streets of downtown Vancouver early Wednesday morning.
November 30, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh said he is pleased that there is some jail time behind a recent conviction for offences under Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) following the death of a worker who fell off a roof of a Clayton Park Building in 2013.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 10:00
After train crash, U.S. transit regulators targeting sleep apnea NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are urging railroads across the country to test train operators for obstructive sleep apnea after the engineer in September's deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the fatigue-inducing disorder.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:12
Experience rating design differences lead to different outcomes in Ontario and B.C. In many workers’ compensation systems, the premium rate charged to an organization depends on the degree to which that organization’s injury claims costs are higher or lower than the industry average. This mechanism, called experience rating, is meant to provide workplaces with a financial incentive to invest in programs that prevent work-related injuries.
Monday, 21 November 2016 16:35
  • Columns
    As the stigma falls away from mental health in the workplace, employers and governments are facing a massive bill — and, surprise, it appears nobody is remotely interested in footing it.Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported the details of a complaint filed with Ontario’s ombudsman over the Workplace Safety…
    Written by Todd Humber
    Monday, 28 November 2016 14:41
    On June 24, a majority decision of the Supreme Court of Canada allowed workers’ compensation claims for breast cancer as related to the workers’ employment in a medical laboratory. The decision relates to workers’ compensation claims that were started at WorkSafeBC about 15 years prior. The decision shines light on…
    Written by David Marchione
    Monday, 21 November 2016 09:50
    As a supervisor, you are required to spend some of your time evaluating your workers in the workplace. By observing them in the field, you can verify that the actual working conditions, at the job site, are within the acceptable requirements identified in the safe work plan. This allows you…
    Written by Guy Chenard
    Monday, 14 November 2016 11:55
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Congratulations to the 2016 Canada's Safest Employers The winners of the 6th annual awards program were recognized at a gala event Oct. 24 in Toronto.
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Congratulations to Adrian Khan, EHS manager at Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, winner of the 2016 award. He will be profiled in the December/January issue of COS. 

    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 https://t.co/VG9fTXQo4T
    Ontario amends acts affecting injured workers, firefighters https://t.co/wycpyJ14g8
    Trends in health and safety for 2016 https://t.co/6gGHDEpq68
    Campbell Institute report highlights 5 ways to keep contractors safe @NSCsafety https://t.co/oEzewmq9s7
    Manitoba introducing culturally appropriate training for Aboriginal workers https://t.co/hCViKYv93v