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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 »

Lights, camera, action! Contest invites aspiring filmmakers to promote work safety for young people

Canada’s labour ministers invite young filmmakers to submit videos to the “It’s Your Job!” workplace safety video contest, until April 5, 2013. Every year, more than 48 000 young workers are injured seriously enough to require time off work. Last September, the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour agreed to directly engage youth about … Continue reading »

Two mill fires in Western Canada in as many days

A wood products plant in Meadow Lake, Sask. reopened four days after an early morning fire. The blaze broke out at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 18, inside a bulk storage facility adjacent to the Meadow Lake oriented strand board plant operated by Vernon, British Columbia-based Tolko Industries Ltd., said a news release from the … Continue reading »

Free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces

Sign up today for a free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy estimated to be in excess of $50 billion annually. Mental health problems and … Continue reading »

BC Safety Authority makes nine recommendations in fatal mill fire, focusing on wood dust hazards

A B.C. safety agency has urged changes for sawmill owners and to the fire and electrical codes in an effort to mitigate the risks posed by explosive levels of wood dust and to avoid the kind of explosion that killed two mill workers last year. The BC Safety Authority, which oversees the safe installation and … Continue reading »

REMINDER- Scholarship Opportunity for Occupational Health and Safety Students

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds students that the January 31 deadline for the 2012-2013 Dick Martin Scholarship Award program is fast approaching. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, leading to an … Continue reading »

PodCast: Breaking the Cycle of Workplace Bullying

International best selling author Barbara Coloroso, shares her views on workplace bullying and provides tips on how workers and employers together, can help break the cycle of violence. Ms. Coloroso is also the keynote speaker for CCOHS’ Forum IV that will take place October 29 and 30th, 2012 in Halifax, NS. Released: October 1, 2012 File Size: 11.6 MB Length: 12:42 min … Continue reading »

Measuring Safety Excellence: A Practical Framework

What one measurement would provide the greatest insight and facilitate performance and cultural transformation? By Shawn M. Galloway Oct 01, 2012 Hearing the scores before watching Olympic competitions provides an interesting perspective. Being in the United States at the time of the London 2012 Olympics, the results are known hours before the events are broadcasted. Viewers … Continue reading »

Sawmills in B.C.’s warned wood dust an explosive risk

Sawmills in B.C.’s Interior were warned wood dust was an explosive risk before two deadly sawmill explosions earlier this year, in which wood dust is suspected as a factor. But the advice took a back seat to concern that dust was harmful to workers’ lungs. In thousands of pages of 2007 to 2011 WorkSafeBC inspection … Continue reading »

IRSST: Addressing the challenges of improving operator workstations

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Syndicat des opérateurs de métro (CA-OM-SC SCFP 1983, the union representing subway operators) are proud to announce the winning conditions that led to improvements being made in the Montréal subway operators’ workstation in … Continue reading »

Attention Turned to the Workplace During Health and Safety Week

Organizations across North America will be planning their activities and programs for Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), May 2 to 8. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be participating in the National launch of NAOSH Week taking place on Monday May 7, 2012 at Centennial College, Morningside Campus, Toronto, Ontario. “This … Continue reading »

National Health and Safety Conference Explores Solutions for Worker Health, Safety and Well-being

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced that it would host a national forum to discuss how workplaces can collaborate on integrated, comprehensive approaches to total health and wellness at work. CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together will be held October 29 to 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CCOHS’ Forum IV brings together representatives from … Continue reading »

Occupational Health & Safety Officer at Pacific National Exhibition (Vancouver, BC)

Company: Pacific National Exhibition Website:  www.pne.ca/jobs Job Title: Occupational Health & Safety Officer Job Description: The Human Resources department of the Pacific National Exhibition is presently recruiting for the following Human Resources position: POSITION: Occupational Health & Safety Officer WORKING CONDITIONS: Full-time SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete scheduled inspections to identify unsafe-safe acts or conditions. Make recommendations that … Continue reading »

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