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A 21-year-old worker has died after a heavy steel construction lift reportedly fell on him at the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan site.
July 22, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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Victoria student Zofka Svec, age 12, earned WorkSafeBC's Al Appleton award after demonstrating what could be an effective disinfectant for hospital superbug, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) at the 2016 Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair.
Friday, 15 July 2016 08:44
Summer safety campaign targets residential roofing Ontario is targeting residential roofing at existing homes this summer in a bid to keep workers safe on the job and homeowners informed on the risks of hiring contractors who operate “under the table” in cash deals.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 07:30
Following an attempted robbery on Friday of armoured guards in Edmonton, which resulted in the shooting death of one robber, Unifor is urging the federal government to develop stronger industry safety and training laws.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:08
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    While safety is often a part of the organizational structure within large companies, with allocated budgets and dedicated full-time staff, safety can be overshadowed by the time and energy spent working to achieve economic sustainability in small businesses.  Although small businesses also understand the importance of safety, making sure workers…
    Written by Jamie Hall
    Monday, 18 July 2016 11:18
    What is the most important leading indicator of capability, competence and career success in the field of occupational health and safety? Is it a formal university education? Is it the number of years of field experience? Is it having a particular credential? Or is it something else? Ask these questions…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:57
    With the hot weather of July and the dog days of August approaching, it’s never a bad idea for employers with outside workers to go over their policies and procedures regarding working conditions in sweltering conditions — not to mention ensure they’re up-to-date on health and safety legislation that dictates…
    Written by Jeffrey R. Smith
    Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:02
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    Winners will be revealed at the gala on Oct. 24 in Toronto and profiled in the October/November issue.
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    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding safety professional. The winner will be profiled in the December/January issue. 

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