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Ontario is consulting on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that would require employers to ensure that construction workers complete a construction hazard awareness training program.
May 31, 2016 • Category: Training Stories
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EDMONTON (CP) — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy has won the latest round in its push to randomly test thousands of workers for drugs and alcohol in northern Alberta.
Friday, 20 May 2016 09:30
SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. (CP) — A researcher has started tracking the health of firefighters helping battle the massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. Nicola Cherry, an occupational epidemiologist at the University of Alberta, is taking blood, urine and breath samples of firefighters as they return from northeastern Alberta in a mobile laboratory she received two weeks ago.
Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:52
Pregnancy issues top workplace health concern for nail technicians: Research Nail technicians may be at increased risk for a variety of work-related diseases including skin disease, respiratory illness, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, reproductive issues and infections, according to research from the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD).
Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:41
  • Columns
    Pipeline safety and emergency response procedures are about to get a whole lot more transparent in Canada. The federal Liberal government, through the National Energy Board, announced it will be issuing orders to oil and gas pipeline companies that fall under its jurisdiction to publish emergency procedure manuals on their…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Wednesday, 25 May 2016 08:40
    Recent legislative proposals and changes in Alberta and Prince Edward Island have put the farming industry into the spotlight with respect to workers’ compensation  coverage. The proposed changes bring these provinces in line with most other jurisdictions in Canada and offer an interesting glimpse into the regulation of a large,…
    Written by Maurice Dransfeld
    Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:02
    The price of oil has fallen below $30 a barrel and the Canadian dollar dipped below US$0.70. This is the lowest these two economic markers have been in more than 13 years. The Canadian economy is stagnant and job losses are mounting. The oil industry — and the safety professionals…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Monday, 09 May 2016 12:52
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    Nominations open for 2016 awards Do you work for one of Canada’s safest employers? If so, we want to hear from you. 

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    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

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