Hygiene Stories

WorkSafeBC conducting asbestos enforcement blitz

Written by COS staff Monday, 21 April 2014 12:10
As part of the 2014 construction high-risk strategy, WorkSafeBC is conducting an enforcement initiative aimed at reducing occupational disease and death caused by exposure to asbestos in residential demolition work sites.
(Reuters) — Extremely loud noise on the job, as well as hearing loss from noise exposure, may cause workers to miss danger warnings, a Canadian study suggests.
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a memo to provide guidance around new combustible dust classification.
The Newfoundland and Labrador government must take immediate action to ensure fair compensation for the health problems suffered by former asbestos miners and their families, a new advocacy group says.
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