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From late June to September workplace injuries increase across Nova Scotia, according to the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB).
August 28, 2015 • Category: Safety Stories
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CFL adding a 2-minute test to standard sideline exams for suspected concussion TORONTO (AP) — The CFL is adding a two-minute test to standard sideline examinations for suspected concussion. The aim is to quickly determine if a player should be pulled from the field or can safely return to play.
Friday, 21 August 2015 09:18
Dennis Nikkel has been appointed as Manitoba's new chief prevention officer.  Nikkel will be responsible for providing advice to the Manitoba government on the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:44
The Liberal government’s ongoing refusal to put metal detectors in Ontario’s probation and parole offices is putting the health and safety of the province’s probation and parole officers at serious risk, according to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:22
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    Drones are increasingly used by employers for many business and commercial applications. Unmanned, radio-wave controlled, light and portable, drones are being used for aerial photography, geomatic surveying, pipeline inspections, post-avalanche searches, deliveries, monitoring forest fires, marketing and advertising, film and television, terrorist detection, critical infrastructure inspection and research and development.…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Friday, 28 August 2015 08:53
    Unsafe operation of equipment is an easy way to get dismissed or charged with Occupational Health and Safety Act — or sometimes even criminal — offences. A labour arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a mining employee for driving a trolley at excessive speeds in a mine, causing a derailment…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Tuesday, 25 August 2015 11:26
    We all know that the sun can be a serious workplace hazard when it comes to heat, especially for anyone working outside in the summer. Did you also know that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is also a workplace hazard? About 1.5 million workers are exposed to solar radiation…
    Written by Thomas Tenkate
    Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:42
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