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A routine Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) review of its railway occurrence database identified potential safety issues in late and missing accident information.
October 30, 2014 • Category: Emergency Management Stories
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Complacency, training, communication and a bottom-line focus are the leading challenges in maximizing health and safety in the oil and gas industry, according to a recent survey.
Written by COS staff
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:31
The Manitoba government has proclaimed the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, which puts in place new measures to protect workers and prevent injuries in the workplace, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun has announced.
Written by COS staff
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:06
Ontario will target hazards that could lead to the collapse of excavated rock in underground and surface mines during a province-wide blitz this fall.
Written by COS staff
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:29
  • Columns
    Both departments must work together to educate workers  Company departments are often thought of as being in silos. This unfortunately creates isolation and unnecessary duplication in many efforts, including training. The relationship between the safety group and the human resources (HR) department is extremely important in developing employee knowledge, skills…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:53
    Any employer with a company-owned vehicle will be familiar with the common law notion of “vicarious liability” — the tort doctrine that imposes responsibility upon one person for the failure of another, with whom the person has a special relationship, to exercise such care as a reasonably prudent person would…
    Written by Carolyn Savoury
    Monday, 20 October 2014 14:37
    Professionals encouraged to proactively identify situations that could lead to bribery  The corruption of government officials is as old as health, safety and environmental (HSE) laws themselves. HSE government inspectors, officials and regulators may affect the starting, operation and disruption of business more than any other governmental authority. They may…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:22
  • 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
  • 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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