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VANCOUVER (CP) — A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures.
TORONTO (CP) — When that mid-afternoon slump hits at work, many Canadians reach for a large specialty coffee or visit the lunchroom vending machine for a salty or sweet snack to re-energize.
The federal government has introduced legislation that will enhance railway safety and increase accountability among the rail industry and crude oil shippers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the United States have jointly issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.
An Ontario retail employee who helped pursue a shoplifter, in violation of the employer’s workplace violence policy, was not entitled to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits and could sue the employer and a supervisor in the courts for her injury.The employee was standing outside the grocery store, where she worked,…
An Ontario court has sentenced two corporate directors to jail time and fined the company $250,000 when a worker was killed after falling from an elevated platform tacked on to the forks of a forklift. The sentence comes despite the director's decision to plead guilty to the charges and the…
Every February we think of hearts as Valentine’s Day nears and we honour the loves in our lives. Unfortunately, some may endure the emotional pain of a broken heart due to a failed relationship. Broken hearts, from a purely physical perspective, are a little different. We hear the terms, heart…
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Canadian Occupational Safety is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Safety Leader of the Year. Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.
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