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WorkSafeBC has launched a campaign to reduce the number of workers who fall from heights on job sites.

September 19, 2014 • Category: Safety Stories
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Workers with more light exposure at the office have longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, according to a new study.
Written by COS staff
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:37
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On Sept. 5, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for labour met to discuss current and emerging labour issues, including psychological health and safety, and the evolution of the modern workplace.
Written by COS staff
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:36
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Based on a 2012 safety inspection blitz by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, machine guarding and lockout was one of the top 10 most frequently issued orders in the workplace.
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:09
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    An employee is suffering cardiac arrest and the ambulance is on its way. But the clock is ticking and you know that a maximum of 10 valuable minutes could mean the difference between life and death. A first aid course held at your company included Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training…
    Written by Dianne Rende
    Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:51
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    Employee claimed McDonald’s didn’t participate in return to work An Ontario McDonald’s employee had her employment terminated not because of discrimination from a back injury-related disability but rather because the employer simply couldn’t find work for her, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled. Cathy Gahagan worked at the grill…
    Written by Jeffrey R. Smith
    Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:35
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  • Canada's Safest Employers
    The 2014 Canada's Safest Employers award winners to be announced soon! Watch for the November issue where we reveal the 2014 winners, or join us in the celebration on Oct. 28!
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    Friday, 04 July 2014 10:12
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