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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Launches New E-Courses

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Mushroom farms don’t have toxic gas safety plans

Before three people were killed at a Langley mushroom farm, WorkSafeBC officials had investigated at least two other instances where mushroom farm workers were knocked unconscious by toxic gases. Despite accidents in 2006 and 2008, no broad warning was issued to the province’s five companies that produce mushroom compost or the 40 farms that use … Continue reading »

Do You Have Safety With-it-ness?

Having safety with-it-ness means we actively look for transition situations, knowing that there is added danger in these times. Continue reading »

VISC 2012 – 7th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference

7th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference Vancouver Island Conference Centre Saturday, October 20, 2012 “I Make the Difference” Plans are well underway for the 7th annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference. This year’s conference addresses how woodlands and wood products manufacturing operations can improve their business success by reducing health and safety risks. This conference will … Continue reading »

Focus Your Safety Training Dollars Wisely

by Jason Townsell As a former occupational safety training vendor, I have observed the disinterested and confused faces of students who probably should not have been in attendance. For example, I have been hired to provide excavation awareness training to a receptionist, fall protection training to an accountant and confined space awareness training to a group … Continue reading »

Fall Protection Problems Top List Of Most Common OSHA Violations for 2011

from Occupational Safety & Health Reporter™ By Bruce Rolfsen Problems related to employees falling off scaffolds, roofs, ladders, and other high places were the top violations cited in fiscal 2011, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Federal OSHA inspectors discovered about 17,200 violations of OSHA standards protecting workers from falls, the agency data requested … Continue reading »

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