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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.

August 20, 2014 • Category: Safety Stories
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The death of a 62-year-old employee following a workplace accident at Capital Steel’s Edmonton location continues to be investigated by the occupational health and safety division of Alberta’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

Written by COS Staff
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:23
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GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. (CP) — An Alberta Environment worker is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a cougar.

Written by The Canadian Press
Monday, 11 August 2014 10:26
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The percentage of Canadians who have witnessed or experienced harassment in the workplace has noticeably declined in the last two years, according to poll commissioned by Queen’s School of Business.
Written by COS staff
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:40
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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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    Four workers die each day as a result of work in Canadian workplaces. The current fatality rate is too high and it suggests there are deficiencies in the system that need to be fixed. A lack of regulatory training is a big part of the problem. Regulatory training needs to…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:37
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    The phrase normalization of deviation was made famous by the investigation report from the space shuttle Challenger. This speaks to how deviation from requirements or safe practice became normal and accepted. Very few organizations have systems in place to detect deviation from established processes in order to prevent ongoing normalization…
    Written by Dave Rebbitt
    Monday, 28 July 2014 12:29
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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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