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Realistic Indicators of Workplace Safety

by Sandy Naiman Accurately measuring workplace safety may seem easy, but it’s not. Time-loss injury rates and the number of accidents and fatalities during a specific period is an industry standard for measuring safety – with zero as the ultimate goal. In fact, WorkSafe Saskatchewan has set its sights on zero injuries and fatalities with an … Continue reading »

Burns Lake Mill Explosion

RCMP say two people are still unaccounted for after an explosion destroyed the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake last night. North District RCMP spokesperson Constable Leslie Smith says fire crews are still trying to extinguish the flames, and expects it to be at least another day before investigators are able to enter the building. “At this time … Continue reading »

Alberta courts imposed more than $3.4M in OHS penalties in 2011

Alberta courts sent a strong message in 2011 that workplace health and safety must not be compromised. The penalty total of more than $3.4 million is the second highest ever, doubling the $1.7 million collected in 2010. “My first choice is to have no workplace injuries or fatalities, no charges, and no convictions” said Dave … Continue reading »

Province of Alberta updates workplace injury and fatality records

Edmonton… The Alberta government has updated online information about workplace injuries and fatalities for more than 150,000 employers insured by the Workers’ Compensation Board-Alberta (WCB). Improvements make it easier for Albertans to find information The updated records are now available on the Ministry of Human Services website. They provide a five-year snapshot based on information reported … Continue reading »

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