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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.
March 05, 2015 • Category: Hygiene Stories
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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.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:39
The federal government has introduced legislation that will enhance railway safety and increase accountability among the rail industry and crude oil shippers.
Monday, 23 February 2015 09:36
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.
Friday, 20 February 2015 11:13
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    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,…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:59
    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…
    Written by Steven Dollansky
    Friday, 20 February 2015 10:19
    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…
    Written by Dianne Rende
    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:48
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