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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. (CP) — Suncor Energy is bringing in mandatory wildlife safety training for its oilsands workers in northern Alberta after an employee was killed by a bear.
November 25, 2014 • Category: Training Stories
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Today, Nov. 19, marks the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. This day is set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes on Canada’s roads, and the families, friends and colleagues who have been affected by these tragedies.
Written by COS staff
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:10
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The Ontario legislature has passed the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act. The act will help protect vulnerable workers, including interns and co-op students, those who do temporary work and work as temporary foreign workers. 
Written by COS staff
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:06
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New research is being launched in Canada to evaluate the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans, first responders and sexual assault survivors.
Written by COS staff
Monday, 17 November 2014 10:59
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  • Columns
    Any employer experiencing a workplace fatality faces a multitude of legal issues. One aspect of managing in the aftermath of a tragic fatality that receives little attention is the inquisitional proceeding into a death — either an inquest or inquiry — that may arise following any OHS charges or penalties.…
    Written by Cheryl A. Edwards
    Friday, 21 November 2014 08:56
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    As a safety consultant — whether we own a consulting business or are internal to an organization — we feel we are the “owners.”  As an owner of either, we are seen as leaders.  At times throughout my career, I have felt that I had to be consistently strong as…
    Written by Eldeen Pozniak
    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:20
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    The workers’ compensation scheme was established to provide workers with a means of compensation for work-related conditions. In an ideal world, workers would receive compensation for those conditions and would then return to work. In reality, that is not always the case — benefits may be extended which drive up…
    Written by David Marchione
    Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:39
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  • Canada's Safest Employers
    The results are in! Meet the winners of Canada's Safest Employers Award 2014 The winners of the fourth annual awards are an excellent example for other employers to follow.
    Written by Amanda Silliker
    Wednesday, 29 October 2014 06:46
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  • Safety Leader of the Year


    Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2014 Safety Leader of the Year. Nominations are now closed. The winner will be featured in the December/January issue of COS

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





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