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Post-traumatic stress risk to police officers lower than previously thought

Although police officers are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events (TE) in their work, they are no more likely than the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are the findings from the second phase of an original and groundbreaking study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé … Continue reading »

Video: Asbestos removal requires preparation and safety

Publishing a video on the Vancouver Sun website this week, Jerome Klett, owner of 4W’s Demo Ltd. reveals how much preparation goes into asbestos removal and he stresses how important it is to do it properly and safely. Watch as 4W’s employees block off a basement deemed for asbestos removal. Visit the Vancouver Sun here … Continue reading »

PM Announces Support for Defibrillators in Community Hockey Arenas

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government of Canada is working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) to put in place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and related training in community hockey arenas across the country in order to help save lives. “Our Government is committed to protecting the health and … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC Inviting Feedback by June 28, 2013 on Proposed Policy Amendments

WorkSafeBC is inviting feedback on proposed policy amendments relating to three topics on the treatment of principals of limited companies. The first issue relates to the treatment of principals as workers. Current policy contains an exception to the general rule that principals of limited companies are considered workers under the Workers Compensation Act. This exception … 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 »

Scholarship Opportunity for Canadian OHS Students

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting entries for the 2012-13 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. In memory of a tireless health and safety advocate Dick Martin “Canadian pioneer for workplace health and safety” Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC to refer Babine, Lakeland lumber mill explosions to Crown

British Columbia’s health and safety regulator will be passing two recent deadly lumber mill explosion cases to the Crown — bringing forward the possibility of jail time. WorkSafeBC announced early last week that it would not be pursuing administrative penalties in the Lakeland and Babine lumber mill explosions and would instead be referring the cases … Continue reading »

Ontario: Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP)

SCIP is a two-part health and safety incentive program for small business that can show you how to reduce your WSIB costs, increase productivity, meet health and safety legislative requirements, and keep your workers safe. Part One is an introduction to health and safety designed to create awareness of risks in the workplace and an understanding … 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 »

Canada’s Labour Minister pays tribute to companies committed to health and safety

Ottawa, Ontario, October 2, 2012—Today, Canada’s Labour Minister, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, presented awards during the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards. She took this opportunity to recognize leaders in the sector who take action to ensure safe and secure workplaces. “It is because of organizations like yours that we are able … Continue reading »

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