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This year, the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is asking us all a question.
May 04, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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The government of Nova Scotia has introduced amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to bolster its tools and enforcement authority for those who repeatedly violate safety regulations, putting workers at risk of serious injury or death.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 07:03
Gold mining company Detour Gold was charged with criminal negligence under the Criminal Code of Canada on Thursday over the death of an employee at its Detour Lake mine in Ontario on June 3.
Monday, 25 April 2016 11:08
Tough road ahead to begin random drug testing for Toronto transit workers: Expert TORONTO (CP) — An attempt to make random drug and alcohol testing mandatory for the majority of Toronto public transit employees will be difficult, says a legal expert who cites a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision.
Friday, 22 April 2016 09:40
  • Columns
    I have been involved with various aspects of safety for many years providing information to individuals and groups to assist them in making informed decisions on safety concerns. The information has been as varied as the individual issues, and during this entire time, I have made one observation that is…
    Written by Dave Gouthro
    Monday, 02 May 2016 09:31
    A labour arbitrator has awarded a unionized employee $5,000 in damages from his employer, despite the fact that the employer was registered with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).The employee worked at a municipal community centre. On the night of the shooting, he and four other employees went outside…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:19
    Employers often question whether or not they are required to report an injury or illness to their workers’ compensation board. Not surprisingly, those questions do not arise from the more obvious types of claims. They generally come about when a worker reports a more contentious issue, such as a gradual…
    Written by David Marchione
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:21
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations open for 2016 awards Do you work for one of Canada’s safest employers? If so, we want to hear from you. 

    Nominations close June 1
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now open! Nominate the champion of health and safety at your organization now. Deadline is July 6

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


    New Brunswick gets top mark for workers' compensation system @WorkSafeNB @CFIB https://t.co/VG9fTXQo4T
    Ontario amends acts affecting injured workers, firefighters https://t.co/wycpyJ14g8
    Trends in health and safety for 2016 https://t.co/6gGHDEpq68
    Campbell Institute report highlights 5 ways to keep contractors safe @NSCsafety https://t.co/oEzewmq9s7
    Manitoba introducing culturally appropriate training for Aboriginal workers https://t.co/hCViKYv93v