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NEB inspectors cite Enbridge’s B.C. pipeline-expansion construction failures

The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection, after several infractions were spotted during field inspections of a B.C. pipeline expansion project.

Construction worker, 37, dies in road accident

A highway accident claimed the life of a construction worker while he was on the job near Airdrie, Alta., on the evening of Sept. 12.

Electrical fire injures worker, damages oilsands plant in Alberta

A fire sparked an evacuation and injured an employee at a Canadian Natural Resources Limited oilsands plant near Fort McMurray, Alta., on the evening of Sept. 11.

Court order against man who vomited on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help

A British Columbia law designed to protect emergency responders and Good Samaritans has been used for what’s believed to be the first time against a man who vomited on a firefighter’s face.

CFL eliminates padded practices during season to reduce injury risk

The CFL and CFL Players’ Association announced Wednesday that effective immediately, full-contact padded practices will be discontinued during the regular season. And next year, teams will get an extra bye week to help reduce the risk of injury.

Shell Canada, other firms shutting in wells due to Alberta wildfire

Shell Canada said it was keeping a close watch on its wells and facilities and was gradually shutting in infrastructure. A Shell spokesman said staff doing this work were being accompanied by fire suppression teams to ensure their safety.
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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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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. » Read More

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. » 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

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