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Peter Kiewit tops list of B.C. employers penalized for safety violations

Peter Kiewit tops list of B.C. employers penalized for safety violations. British Columbia employers who seriously violated health and safety rules on the job site — including incidents that resulted in the deaths of 17 workers — were fined a total of $4.9 million last year by WorkSafeBC. In all, the provincial work-safety agency handed … Continue reading »

Hazards found at federally approved grow-ops

For the second time in as many months, officers with the City of Calgary have found numerous safety codes violations at a federally licenced medical marijuana grow operation. On February 15, safety codes officers with the city executed a search warrant to enter and inspect a Health Canada licenced grow-op where they found electrical and … Continue reading »

‘Traumatic’ decision: WSIAT reconsiders entitlement to traumatic mental stress benefits

Written by  Lisa Bolton & Carissa Tanzola A recent decision from the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal (WSIAT) lowers the threshold for entitlement to benefits for traumatic mental stress. An important departure from existing decisions, the decision has significant implications for employers in Ontario. Under s. 13 of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance … Continue reading »

Flooring company finds success in hearing conservation program

Written by  Linda Johnson Noise hazard can have serious long-term consequences to a workers’ health, but with the right programs and tools the problem doesn’t have to fall on deaf ears. One flooring manufacturer based in the United States tells its story. A recent addition to one U.S. company’s hearing protection program showed how testing … Continue reading »

Help Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries on February 29

Each year, the last day of February is reserved for International Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, a day dedicated to RSI education and prevention. February 29, 2012 will mark the 13th Annual RSI Awareness Day. “Repetitive strain injuries are a serious occupational health concern across the world and are recognized as leading causes of significant human … Continue reading »

Rio Tinto firm Iron Ore Company of Canada charged under Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced Thursday that the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with a fatal accident in Labrador City. In the March, 2010 incident, two workers fell about 23 feet from a work platform that was being used to access … Continue reading »

Saltair Sawmill Gets $16 Million Investment

By Bill Esler VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Altair Sawmill will receive $16 million in capital investment, expanding lumber production 15 percent, as Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) kicks off its capital expenditure plans. The mill employs 140. The Saltair Sawmill, built in 1972, converts coastal mid-size logs into high value specialized lumber products in hemlock, … Continue reading »

Vancouver Careers: Safety Supervisor – Ledcor

Job Description We construct amazing things from the ground up — commercial, institutional, industrial and residential projects all over North America — and we are looking for some equally amazing people to provide the skills and talent required to make these amazing things happen. We are seeking an experienced Safety Supervisor for a future project location, in … Continue reading »

Vancouver Careers: CSO (Construction Safety Officer)

Aerotek is currently looking for an energetic and experienced CSO (Construction Safety Officer) to join their growing Vancouver team and operation. Our client is committed to long term success and longevity of their British Columbia operation by caring and investing in their people. They pride themselves in work with only the best trades in the … Continue reading »

Canada’s Labour Minister visits the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Hamilton, Ontario, February 22, 2012—Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt,Canada’s Labour Minister, toured the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and discussed the importance of providing Canadians with the information they need to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries. “I had an opportunity today to reflect upon the vision and operational direction of the CCOHS … Continue reading »

International: Lend Lease secures Human Recognition Systems to revolutionise its workforce security

Is it coming to Canadian construction sites soon? Human Recognition Systems (HRS) is delighted to announce a strategic agreement with Lend Lease for the sole supply to all Lend Lease construction sites of centrally managed biometric access control and workforce reporting using the HRS solution MSite. Lend Lease, an international leader in property and infrastructure, … Continue reading »

Japan quake studies suggest harder jolt to NW possible

Studies of last year’s giant Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan suggest that shaking from a Cascadia megaquake could be stronger than expected along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, researchers reported Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. VANCOUVER, B.C. — Scientists are still unraveling … Continue reading »

Vancouver Area Training: Construction Safety Officer

Our Training Partner’s Construction Safety Officer (CSO) Training program is recognized by the Applied Science Technicians and Technologist of BC (ASTTBC) and course participants are encouraged to register with ASTTBC upon completion of the course. Total Hours: 50 hrs (35 hrs in class and approximately 10 hrs of home study time) Total Weeks: 1 week Time of … Continue reading »