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Congressional Committee Leaders Urge Action on Stalled Silica Standard

A Feb. 27 letter from four Congressional Committee leaders requests action from the White House on OSHA’s proposal to update its crystalline silica exposure standard. The silica standard has been delayed at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for over two years; it was originally sent to OIRA on Feb. 14, 2011, for … Continue reading »

Two CCOHS Technical Experts to Present at HSE Canada 2012 Event

Two technical experts from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Dhananjai Borwankar and Sandra Clark, will be giving presentations at the upcoming HSE Canada- Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Trade Show, on October 3 and 4, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario. Event: HSE Canada 2012 Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 255 … Continue reading »

Alberta college launches pipeline safety course

A college in rural Alberta has launched the first pipeline training centre in the province with the dual goals of providing entry-level workers in the oil and gas sector with practical skills as well as helping move more experienced workers into managerial roles. Last month, Portage College announced that it will open the facility in … Continue reading »

Public Safety: Take a fire safety and extinguisher use course

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services offers fire and life safety training courses for groups, organizations, and individuals. Their courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience extinguishing a real fire, supervised by Vancouver firefighters. The courses are inclusive, supportive and fun. Participate in the course, and earn a certificate. Course topics Previous experience in any of … Continue reading »

Do You Have Safety With-it-ness?

Having safety with-it-ness means we actively look for transition situations, knowing that there is added danger in these times. Continue reading »

Pipeline safety records under scrutiny as B.C. set to get more

Kinder Morgan says Trans Mountain project has seen only small leaks in the last decade Kinder Morgan’s 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline that transports oil from Alberta to southwestern B.C. has averaged about one leak a year in the past decade, but has not experienced the kind of major spill seen more recently in Alberta and … Continue reading »

Resource Road User Safety Guide courtesy of BC Forest Safety Council

The BC Forest Safety Council has updated the Resource Road User Safety Guide that is intended for recreational users or industrial traffic unfamiliar with travelling on resource roads (e.g. delivery vehicles, mining, land surveying, etc.). This guide lets readers know what to expect on resource roads and some things travelers should do to ensure a … Continue reading »

Emotional Well-Being: The Focus During Mental Health Week

In Canada, mental health disorders in the workplace, cost Canadian companies nearly 14% of their net annual profits, and up to $16 billion annually*. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) stresses that mental health, safety and well-being are important issues Canadian workplaces need to address. “It’s important to include mental health as … Continue reading »

Rail Safety Week 2012

CN Police urge citizens to report unsafe behaviour on railway property to help reduce trespassing fatalities MONTREAL, April 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) invites the media to report on key issues at the centre of Rail Safety Week, from April 30 to May 6, 2012.  CN Police will mark Rail Safety Week with a public awareness … Continue reading »

More than 250 airline machinists protest at YVR | Aveos gets creditor protection

Airplane machinists are rallying at Vancouver International Airport after finding out they lost their jobs with Aveos, the company that maintains Air Canada’s fleet. The machinists are blocking the departure area, waving signs that read, “Aircraft machinists RIP. Bill 33 not for me.” They tell News1130 they are frustrated and concerned with safety standards in foreign countries. If … Continue reading »

Sabina Gold & Silver : Starts Drilling At Back River Gold Project, Nunavut Canada

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp (SBB.T) is pleased to announce that the Company has begun drilling at its 100% owned Back River gold project, Nunavut. As previously announced, Sabina has committed to a significant work program on its 100% owned Back River gold project for 2012. The Company has recently opened the camps at George … Continue reading »

Workers don’t know what’s harmful to them at work: UBC Study

Most workers have limited knowledge about exposure to harmful materials John Ackermann How well do you know about the deadly materials you’re exposed to at work? A one-day workshop is hoping to answer that question. A recent study has found almost half of all workplace deaths in Canada are because of harmful exposure and that … Continue reading »

All moved in? Put safety first

Invest in a good first aid kit and know what to do if the smoke detector goes off The new home is lovely, the neighbours are great, and you want it all to stay that way. There are a few things you can do. Think about safety, for starters. Everyone in the household can contribute … Continue reading »

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