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LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.
February 12, 2016 • Category: Legal Stories
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NFL critic crashes news conference about concussions SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An uninvited guest at the NFL's annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby and listened Thursday as one of the league's chief advisers about concussions declined to acknowledge a link between football and the brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Monday, 08 February 2016 09:31
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has launched a new online safety forum for employers operating in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:44
Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU) is raising serious concerns about the safety of both workers and residents at a youth centre in Sydney, N.S.
Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:59
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    In Canada, each province has regulations relating to first aid in the workplace. It is a common misconception that certifying one employee in first aid and CPR will meet the requirements. There are a few situations where this may be true, but generally, it only applies when there is a one-person…
    Written by Dianne Rende
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:43
    We have had seatbelt legislation in most provinces in Canada for at least three generations. Current statistics from Transport Canada show that more than 32 per cent of fatal crashes still involve unbelted drivers and occupants. In my 40 years of collision investigation experience, I have heard every excuse possible.…
    Written by Grant Aune
    Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:58
    Clueless managers and lack of accountability have been cited as two main reasons why workers get injured on the job. If employers want to reduce workplace injuries, then they have to care. A culture of care puts the concerns of the employees first. It is an environment in which there…
    Written by Renée Gendron
    Monday, 01 February 2016 10:08
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    Congratulations to Roxanne McKendry, employee health and safety manager at Carewest, who is the  2015 Safety Leader of the Year! Read the profile article and watch the exclusive video about her here

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