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Trucker gets three years for teen deaths in construction zone

Normand Lavoie received three years for each of the deaths he caused in May 2015, when his semi rear-ended the car the teens were in on their way home from football camp. He also was sentenced to a year for seriously injuring a flag worker.

Workers feel ill during “incident” at British Columbia shipping terminal

An unspecified incident at Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. sent 11 workers to the hospital for precautionary treatment on Sept. 3 – but the parties involved have stressed that the employees are fine.

Association raises funds for paramedic nearly killed by drug exposure

Following a near-fatal drug exposure that a Calgary paramedic recently experienced while on the job, the Alberta Paramedic Association activated its own provincial fund to raise money to support the worker.

Exercise rider dies after training accident at Woodbine Racetrack

Darren Fortune, a longtime rider at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack, was remembered Friday as a thoughtful, hard-working individual who had a passion for working with horses.

TSB says all commercial Beaver planes should have warning system

The agency made the announcement Thursday, as it released its report into a fatal crash involving a float plane near Tadoussac, Que. in 2015. As the pilot tried to manoeuvre the plane, it stalled in a steep turn and crashed, killing all six people on board.

Quebec byelection candidate quits race amid harassment claims

The Quebec Liberal party candidate for a Quebec City by-election on Oct. 2 has pulled out of the race amid claims that he psychologically harassed employees of a company where he previously worked.
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Weed at Work

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada came closer to reality on April 13, when the Justin Trudeau government introduced the Cannabis Act, or Bill C-45. While pot users across the country applaud the move, others have raised concerns about the effect that the proposed legislation would have on workplace safety. » Read More
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Road accident claims life of tow-truck driver

A tow-truck driver was killed on the job in a road collision that occurred early in the morning on Aug. 29, on the Trans-Canada Highway near Strathmore, Alta. » Read More

Ontario utility contractor fined $70K after two workers suffer electrical burns

The Ministry of Labour says that on Aug. 11, 2016, a six-person crew working for Entegrus Powerlines Inc. was changing a switch on a utility pole in Strathroy, Ont. It says a safety cover on the lines was removed while they were working and not reinstalled. » Read More
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Special Compression Silicone... is now available in a full-face mask

July 25, 2017 — NEWMARKET, Ont. — Claudio Dente, president of Dentec Safety Specialists, is happy to announce the latest developments in respiratory comfort and effectiveness. » Read More

A+A 2017: It’s the individual that counts

May 15, 2017 — DÜSSELDORF, Germany — From October 17 to 20, trade visitors from all over the world will be meeting at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre for A+A, comprising both an international trade fair and a convention. » Read More