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EDMONTON (CP) — Members of the Edmonton Police Association are calling on the police commission to do an independent review of their working conditions.
July 28, 2016 • Category: Psychological Safety Stories
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Oakville Hydro wins first annual David Ellis Award Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution in Ontario has won the first annual David Ellis Award for excellence in workplace safety, presented by MySafeWork and eCompliance.
Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:50
The Alberta government is stepping up its safety inspections of residential construction work sites during the busy summer construction season. 
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:30
TORONTO (CP) — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto was fined $80,000 Monday after pleading guilty to failing to implement procedures to protect a nurse from workplace violence.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:42
  • Columns
    On April 5, Ontario changed its workers’ compensation system to presume that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is work-related for individuals in specific occupations. Those occupations include first responders, such as firefighters, paramedics, police officers and emergency medical attendants, as well as certain workers in correctional institutions and secure youth justice…
    Written by David Marchione
    Monday, 25 July 2016 09:43
    While safety is often a part of the organizational structure within large companies, with allocated budgets and dedicated full-time staff, safety can be overshadowed by the time and energy spent working to achieve economic sustainability in small businesses.  Although small businesses also understand the importance of safety, making sure workers…
    Written by Jamie Hall
    Monday, 18 July 2016 11:18
    What is the most important leading indicator of capability, competence and career success in the field of occupational health and safety? Is it a formal university education? Is it the number of years of field experience? Is it having a particular credential? Or is it something else? Ask these questions…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:57
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2016 awards Thank you to everyone who applied for an award. We received a large number of truly impressive applications. The process is underway for selecting the winners. Visit for the next steps and for more information. 

    Winners will be revealed at the gala on Oct. 24 in Toronto and profiled in the October/November issue.
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding safety professional. The winner will be profiled in the December/January issue. 

    Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.

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