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Workplace violence rampant in Ontario Catholic schools: survey

Eighty-nine per cent of teachers in Ontario’s Catholic schools have either experienced or witnessed some form of violence at work, according to a new report from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA).

Alberta should require mandatory farm safety training, equipment checks: report

Alberta should require farm safety training in agricultural schools and mandatory farm-equipment checks, following the death of a worker who was pulled into a grain machine, a report says.

Ontario workplaces have become safer, claims annual WSIB report

Ontario continues to have the lowest lost-time workplace injury rate in Canada, while the number of workers’ compensation claims in the province has steadily decreased, according to the latest annual report from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

CFNU report calls for action on violence in the healthcare sector

About 61 per cent of nurses in Canada have experienced a serious problem with workplace violence over the past year, according to a recent study by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU).

Man drunk and speeding before crash that killed B.C. Mountie: Crown

A man who sped his truck through a red light and rammed an RCMP cruiser, killing the officer inside, had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, the Crown said Wednesday.

Use of force was appropriate: report into Newfoundland police shooting death

The police officer who shot and killed a man in his Newfoundland home used faulty judgement, but appropriate force, says an inquiry head who chides the RCMP’s “less than robust” probe.
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Investigating Critical Injuries

When a workplace injury happens in Ontario, the employer’s joint health and safety committee plays a key role in collecting information and conducting a preliminary investigation. » Read More
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Collapse of transmission tower in Newfoundland kills two workers

Construction of a transmission line was halted west of Come by Chance, N.L. on June 19, after two workers were killed by a transmission tower’s sudden collapse. » Read More

Woman defends sending friendly e-mails to RCMP inspector after alleged assault

A woman who has accused British Columbia’s former RCMP spokesman of sexual assault defended sending him friendly e-mails after the alleged attack during a heated cross-examination Monday. » Read More
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