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Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is giving young workers a chance to showcase their health and safety knowledge for a chance to win daily and weekly cash prizes through the #PracticeSafeWork Twitter contest.
July 29, 2015 • Category: HR Stories
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Deaths from preventable incidents are 11 per cent higher in July, making it the deadliest month of the year for unintentional injuries, according to the National Safety Council.
Friday, 17 July 2015 09:37
WorkSafeBC targets asbestos in residential demolitions Starting in July, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will be increasing inspections of residential demolition and renovation sites to ensure contractors are adhering to health and safety laws when identifying and removing asbestos.
Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:23
While it might be easy to point the finger on employees for driving accidents, broader workplace system around occupational driving must be considered to determine the reasons and find solutions, according to Sharon Newnam, a researcher from the Monash University Accident Research Centre in Australia.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:37
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    RT @amandasilliker: @WSIB contest rewards young workers who work safe this summer #PracticeSafeWork http://t.co/Qz35k0o19s
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