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Corporate Leaders of Tomorrow: Inspiring Confidence

Steve Horvath joins the judging panel at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.). Last week I was honoured to represent professional industry experts as a judge in the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business case competition, the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) hosted by Queen’s University School of Business. This competition has become a global forum for … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: End of Year Reflections

From time to time, I think it’s a healthy exercise for our own spiritual and mental well-being to take a brief pause to reflect and get our bearings. It’s this time of year when we crave the indulgence of some quiet moments to look inward and assess whether we are on the right path for … Continue reading »

Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward: OHCOW Marks its 25th Anniversary

Recently, I had the honour of celebrating the Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario Workers (OHCOW) 25th anniversary at their event Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward. Our organizations have had a long-standing history of collaborating and sharing information and resources with the common goal to help Ontario workers stay safe on the job. I truly … Continue reading »

A New Generation in Health and Safety

One of the most meaningful events organized at the triennial World Congress on Health and Safety was the establishment of the first International Youth Congress. It was my honour to be involved with such a valuable initiative and to have the opportunity to introduce these young participants to the World Congress at the symposium I … Continue reading »

Big challenges for small organizations

Steve Horvath and CCOHS management visit with delegates from KOSHA. To me, CCOHS’ value is reaffirmed when other national health and safety organizations access our information and recognize that our expertise on prevention issues can make a positive impact on their own challenges. That happened last week when delegates from the Korean Occupational Health and … Continue reading »

NIOSH Develops Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Overview The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.   To successfully meet this challenge, emergency responders must be protected from the hazardous conditions that disasters and other emergencies create.  A plan for monitoring emergency responder health and safety is an important part of protecting them. Recognizing this, … Continue reading »

Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals

Workplaces, such as schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and manufacturing plants, use cleaning chemicals to ensure the cleanliness of their buildings. Workers who handle these products include building maintenance workers, janitors and housekeepers. Some cleaning chemicals can be hazardous, causing problems ranging from skin rashes and burns to coughing and asthma. Many employers are switching to … Continue reading »

Two-Thirds of Corporations that Fought OHSA Charges at Trial Lost: FMC Study

An FMC study of 18 months of unpublished Ministry of Labour data has found that two‐thirds of corporations that fought Occupational Health and Safety Act charges through a trial were found guilty on at least one charge. Only 6% of corporations fought their charges all the way through to a trial. Of those, two‐thirds were found guilty … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC: Notice of public hearings for the 2012 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The WorkSafeBC Board of Directors approved May-June public hearings regarding proposed regulatory amendments to: Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents Part 11, Fall Protection Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment; and consequential amendments to Part 23, Oil and Gas Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, and … Continue reading »

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