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B.C. wildfires prompt Taseko, Imperial to suspend some mining operations

Two mines in British Columbia have halted some operations in the Cariboo region due to the ongoing wildfires. Both companies say their mines are not currently threatened by the fires.

Federal government lowers limit of exposure to airborne chrysotile asbestos

The Government of Canada furthered its efforts to ban asbestos across the country on July 12, when it announced that it was lowering the acceptable level of exposure to airborne chrysotile asbestos to as close to zero as possible.

Canada’s spy agency faces $35 million harassment, discrimination lawsuit

Canada’s spy agency is facing questions about its workplace culture amid allegations that senior officials foster a prejudice for Muslim employees, who are seen as “essential to CSIS’ mission, but working without CSIS’ trust and respect.”

Fisheries Department suspends some whale rescues following rescuer death

The federal government is investigating how New Brunswick lobster fisherman Joe Howlett died, after freeing a North Atlantic right whale that had been entangled in fishing gear near Shippagan.

Acrobat’s health improving after five-metre fall during Montreal circus show

A Montreal circus acrobat cracked his head in a five-metre fall during a performance. Ambulance workers who responded to the scene said the man, 41, was unconscious after the accident, which occurred during the city’s annual circus festival.

Close call for Air Canada plane in San Francisco, authorities investigate

Investigators looking into what caused an apparent close call involving an Air Canada flight at San Francisco International Airport are expected to examine whether human error or controller procedures played a role in the incident.
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Investigating Critical Injuries

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N.B. island mourns loss of fisherman who freed dozens of entangled whales

A small island community in New Brunswick is mourning the loss of a fisherman who, friends say, was killed moments after freeing a whale that was entangled in fishing line. » Read More

Legal challenge targets rejected workers’ comp claims for chronic mental stress

A new charter challenge targets Ontario’s workplace safety and insurance law. » Read More
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Corporate Health: Fit for Work at A+A 2017

May 24, 2017 — DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The thematic area of Corporate Health at A+A 2017 covers a wide range of preventative products and services aimed at helping the workforce stay fit for work for as long as possible. » Read More

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