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Single mothers are more likely to need long recovery time following a work-related injury than moms and dads with partners, and even single dads, according to a study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
August 29, 2014 • Category: HR Stories
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Canada’s largest local union intends to file a policy grievance, calling the handling of a bomb threat at city hall on Monday Aug. 11 a “complete breakdown” in Toronto's safety policies.

Written by COS Staff
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:44
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The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has launched a website that offers a practical, proven process for sustainably preventing workplace violence in all types of organizations.
Written by COS staff
Monday, 18 August 2014 12:18
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Safety inspectors are heading back to Alberta sand and gravel crushing work sites to determine whether the industry has made any headway in improving its health and safety record.

Written by COS Staff
Friday, 15 August 2014 09:27
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  • Columns
    Working alone can expose a worker to any number of hazards or risks; the nature, scope and potential severity of which depends on the specific workplace. A security guard working the night shift in a commercial building is exposed to hazards different from those encountered by a painter working atop…
    Written by Carissa Tanzola
    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:36
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    One of the key components of an employer’s return-to-work (RTW) program is communication. A RTW program is no different than any other program in the workplace or any other part of an employer’s health and safety management system. It needs to be communicated to ensure accountability and effectiveness.Firstly, if you…
    Written by David Marchione
    Friday, 22 August 2014 14:37
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    There are several things employers can do to encourage their employees to follow proper safety precautions. Forklift accidents are a major concern in most companies as they end up resulting in serious injuries. More importantly, inexperienced forklift drivers are often the cause of most common form of injuries, but there…
    Written by Tom Reddon
    Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:31
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  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2014 Canada's Safest Employers award Thank you to all who submitted a nomination!
    Written by Amanda Silliker
    Friday, 04 July 2014 10:12
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  • Safety Leader of the Year


    Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2014 Safety Leader of the Year. Nominations are now closed. The winner will be featured in the December/January issue of COS

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





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