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Westray tragedy to be marked, 25 years later: “Pure greed that took lives”

When the Westray coal mine opened in northern Nova Scotia in 1991, Glenn Martin was lucky enough to land a well-paying job underground that was supposed to last 15 years.

Manitoba mayor, councillors resign after alleged bullying, name calling

The rural municipality of Ritchot, Man. has been thrown into political disarray, following the recent resignation of its mayor and two councillors – who are citing bullying and a hostile work environment as their reasons.

Report suggests possible causes of Muskrat Falls structure collapse

An investigative report has identified poor design, inadequate material and insufficient risk assessment as factors that may have contributed to the collapse of a support structure at a construction site last May 29.

Manslaughter verdict in hit-and-run that killed gas-station worker

Maryam Rashidi was killed while trying to stop a driver from taking off without paying for $113 in fuel. Joshua Cody Mitchell, 22, swerved his truck after Rashidi climbed on the hood and ran over her when she fell off.

Carbon-monoxide leak forces evacuation of Saskatoon plant

Two people were taken to hospital and 26 others were treated on scene, after a carbon-monoxide leak at a Saskatoon food-manufacturing and labelling plant.

Alberta introduces bill to update whistleblower rules and protections

A proposed bill makes clear that government members, ministers and the Premier can be investigated under any whistleblowing complaint. The bill was introduced in the legislature Tuesday by Christina Gray, Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal.
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Feature Stories 

When the Dust Settles

From 1978 to 1979, Jim Hobbs was one of many miners in northern Ontario who inhaled finely ground aluminum dust known as McIntyre Powder, which was believed to protect them from silicosis. Canisters containing this powder were punctured, and a compressed-air system would send out a thick, black cloud of respirable aluminum dust into specially constructed chambers or change rooms where miners breathed in the dust. During the dispersal process, all ventilation would be halted. » Read More

Managing Change

Significant changes in a workplace affect the mental and physical health of employees, says a recent study by Toronto-based consulting firm Morneau Shepell. » Read More
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Alberta highway worker struck while on the job, in serious condition

A highway worker is in serious, potentially life-threatening condition after being struck while on the job northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. » Read More

Mental-health facility found not guilty on four out of five oh&s charges

A judge has acquitted the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group on four out of five occupational health and safety charges. » Read More
Press Releases 

First aid and safety training in Worksite News

May 8, 2017 — EDMONTON, Alta. — Worksite News, Western Canada’s premier occupational health, safety and environment e-Magazine, is pleased to be running a special editorial series on First Aid Training and Safety Awareness in the Workplace. » Read More

MSA ALTAIR® 4XR multigas detector is real time: Safety at the speed of now

March 8, 2017 – CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – New MSA ALTAIR 4XR Multigas Detector provides (optional) real-time event notification using Bluetooth connectivity. » Read More