occupational health & safety

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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 »

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 »

Secrets to Safety Committee Success

How do you implement a safety committee that works for you and not against you? How do you create a committee that works to your advantage without generating more complaints rather than solving problems? To lay the foundation for a successful safety committee, you have to remember your A-B-Cs: Assess the current safety culture and level … Continue reading »

Trade Safety Coordinator – Vancouver Area Training

This week of training is very beneficial for every environment not necessary just for construction. It provides knowledge and demonstrates duties and responsibilities of safety in various worksites. The course outline for the Trade Safety Co-ordinator is as follows: History Of Safety Authorities WorkSafe BC Regulations and Guidelines Introduction to the OH&S Regulation Handi-Guide Principals … Continue reading »

Saskatchewan: Safety act fines set to increase

Saskatchewan is increasing the maximum fine that can be levied for Occupational Health and Safety violations as part of a package of amendments to the provincial act. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said the changes are meant to improve workplace health and safety. Under the bill introduced Tuesday, the maximum monetary fine … Continue reading »

Two Quebec workers suffer serious burns at brewery

Two Quebec workers remain in hospital one week after suffering severe burn injuries after coming into contact with a cleaning solution at a brewery in Montreal. On November 29, just before midnight, the two Molson Coors operations employees came into contact with “an extremely hot cleaning solution” used industry-wide to wash and sterilize beer bottles, … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC Releases Mushroom Farm Investigation Report

Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a report on its investigation into the workplace incident in which three workers died and two others were seriously injured at a mushroom composting facility in Langley, B.C., on September 5, 2008. “This was a tragic loss of life and would have been entirely preventable had the employer complied … Continue reading »

Safety Officer, Seaspan, Vancouver British Columbia Jobs

An operational role for a committed professional-Delta, BC Seaspan Ferries provides daily scheduled sailings that deliver trailers and containers for our trucking and distribution customers and rail cars to or from Vancouver Island. Focused on making our safety program an effective and integral part of our workplace, you will monitor occupational health and safety compliance, … Continue reading »

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