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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety enters partnership with Government of Nova Scotia to offer free e-learning courses

As part of its new workplace safety strategy announced on March 20, the Government of Nova Scotia has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to provide Nova Scotia citizens free access to CCOHS’ e-learning courses on topics of occupational health and safety. “CCOHS applauds the steps undertaken by the Government … Continue reading »

Safety Goes Green

The fatalities came fast. First, a 1,300 kilogram steel wall slipped loose from a crane, smashing into another wall and bringing both down onto 40-year-old Bobby Lee Tohannie and 24-year-old Angel Hernandez. Half a year later, Harvey Englander was struck by the counter-weight for a construction elevator. Then, ironworker Harold Billingsley and electrician Mark Wescoat … Continue reading »

Three Basic Rights of Canadian Workers NEW!

Ensure that your workers know that they have three important rights. Product Description Across Canada there are laws in place to protect workers on the job. This occupational health and safety legislation gives three important rights to all workers to ensure they have the knowledge they need to be safe on the job and the … 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 »

NIOSH on Total Worker Health Program: work, family balance needed

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program this week published an article emphasizing the link between employer support for work and family balance and the reduction of safety health risks, recognizing employees’ need for quality and flexible childcare, particularly during the summer months.  The article is published within TWH™ in Action!, an … Continue reading »

On-site safety being reinforced: construction safety group

Both accidents in the past couple of days involved dump trucks Two deaths in two days in the Lower Mainland have left the construction industry rattled. Both accidents involved dump trucks. One worker was crushed to death by gravel at a cement plant in South Vancouver; the other died after being run over in Delta. Mike McKenna with … Continue reading »

Wood dust linked to at least five explosions in B.C. mills

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXPLOSION PHOTOS At least five explosions linked to wood dust have rocked B.C. wood manufacturing plants since 2009. None of the earlier explosions resulted in injuries, unlike the two fatal incidents that killed four workers at Lakeland Mills in Prince George and Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake this year. … 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 »

RoadSafetyAtWork.ca provides tools to improve safety for B.C.’s working drivers

BURNABY, BC, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – WorkSafeBC has launched a new online safe driving website in partnership with the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca is aimed at employers whose workers are required to drive in the course of their work. The website features a host of tips and materials to help employers and workers stay safe while on … Continue reading »

BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union Response to Safety Reports

Smooth Sailing or Choppy Waters Ahead VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – With the recent departure of CEO David Hahn and reports released on both safety and the governance of BC Ferries, some would venture there has been much improvement in the system. That may be true when comparing on time performance, or customer satisfaction with the service, both … Continue reading »

Masonry contractor Limen Group suspends site work for safety training day

PETER KENTER correspondent Today masonry contractor Limen Group will simultaneously suspend work at every one of its project sites across the country and the company’s clients are on board with the decision. The date has been set aside as a mandatory safety training day at which more than 600 employees will receive fall protection and … Continue reading »

Company ponders seatbelts on buses after road accident

A British Columbia mining company is considering installing seatbelts in buses transporting workers to and from their Myra Falls Mine site on Vancouver Island a month after a highway accident injured 12 employees. Dave Keiver, human resources superintendent with Nyrstar, the owner of the underground zinc mine and mill, says that the company is in … Continue reading »

Poultry plant in Manitoba appeals order to clean up air

A union is calling on a poultry processing plant in Winnipeg to put workers’ health as a priority after the company decides to appeal an order to clean up the air in the facility. In November, Granny’s Poultry, located about 40 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, was issued a second improvement order by the Manitoba Workplace … Continue reading »

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