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Nurses who often return to work with less than 11 hours between shifts are at higher risk of sleep problems and severe fatigue than others, according to a new study.
July 25, 2014 • Category: Health Page Stories
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An employee who was fired after complaining to the Ministry of Labour that she felt threatened by “disgruntled and aggressive clients” was entitled to damages for the retaliatory discharge, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has decided.
Written by Adrian Miedema
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:20
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The United States refining industry has not agreed to a deal reached by oil producers and railroads on improving the safety of oil tank cars, it said, suggesting a key piece of anticipated reforms remains unsettled.
Written by Patrick Rucker
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:39
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A new report outlines the top 10 carcinogenic risks faced by workers in Quebec.
Written by COS staff
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:31
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  • Columns
    In the middle of summer the weather is at its best and also at its worst. The dangerous impact of spiking summer temperatures is demonstrated by horrifying stories of pets or children perishing in a hot vehicle. Workers are also at risk when heat and humidity reach extreme levels. Employers…
    Written by Brian Wasyliw
    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:27
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    On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building, an eight-story commercial building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed. The search for the missing ended on May 13, 2013, with the death toll of 1,129. About 2,515 injured people were rescued from the building alive. The Rana Plaza collapse is…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:18
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    For centuries, workers have used ladders to reach heights, and thousands of workers climb ladders everyday as part of their employment.  Ladders, whether step or extension, are the most overlooked piece of safety equipment in industry, construction and commercial applications. Often ladders are not maintained properly or inspected on a…
    Written by Robert Green
    Monday, 14 July 2014 09:46
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  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2014 Canada's Safest Employers award Thank you to all who submitted a nomination!
    Written by Amanda Silliker
    Friday, 04 July 2014 10:12
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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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