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CCOHS Reminds Canadians of the Importance of National Day of Mourning on April 28

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is reminding employees and employers that April 28th is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. This day is set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives have been lost, or affected by workplace injuries, disabilities or disease. The National Day of Mourning … Continue reading »

New Wrinkles in Hand Protection

Glove manufacturers are addressing the need for gloves affording higher dexterity. When it comes to the industrial workplace, hand protection is a critical part of personal safety. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, injuries to the hand, wrist, and finger account for the second-highest (23 percent) number of workplace injuries, with approximately 110,000 … Continue reading »

National Day of Mourning: Remembering Lives Lost or Injured

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is reminding employees and employers that April 28th is National Day of Mourning in Canada. This day is set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives have been lost, or affected by workplace injuries, disabilities or disease. The National Day of Mourning was … Continue reading »

Ontario: Making Construction Sites Safe For Workers

McGuinty Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries Ontario is working to improve safety in high-risk construction trades with a targeted, month-long blitz to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries. Beginning March 1, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing … Continue reading »

Addressing a 91% injury rate for ultrasound technologists

VANCOUVER, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ – Ten years ago, a survey of BC ultrasound technologists found 91% of them had suffered work-related injuries at some point in their careers. Medical literature still says 80% of sonographers seek medical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, 17% miss work due to the symptoms of their injuries, and 15% reduce … 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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