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Canada pushes inclusion of strong, progressive labour standards in NAFTA

Canada is pushing for the inclusion of enforceable, progressive labour standards in a rewritten North American Free Trade Agreement, aimed at compelling Mexico to pay workers higher wages and do away with so-called “yellow” unions that represent employers rather than employees.

Prison goes into lockdown following possible fentanyl exposure

After a recent incident in which a group of correctional officers might have been exposed to fentanyl, the Joyceville Institution near Kingston, Ont. was locked down for a major search from Sept. 13 to 19.

Calgary officers shoot, injure man threatening them with weapons

Police officers in Calgary shot and seriously injured a man during a domestic-violence call on the evening of Sept. 20, after the man allegedly threatened the officers with undisclosed weapons.

Studio says safety on “Riverdale” set of “paramount importance” after crash

Warner Bros. Television is speaking out in the wake of a car crash involving star K.J. Apa, who escaped injury in a collision. The incident prompted concerns from some industry observers about long hours in the film and TV business.

Scheer calls environment minister to apologize for MP’s sexist insult

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has personally apologized to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for a Tory MP’s remark referring to her as “climate Barbie.”

Defence questions warrants used in case against accused Winnipeg letter bomber

A lawyer for a man accused of sending letter bombs, including one that went off and seriously injured a lawyer, is questioning the validity of warrants used in the investigation.
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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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A Real and Present Danger

Occupational cancers represent more than half of all work-related disease cases in established market economies, and global estimates of fatal occupational diseases put cancer as the top killer after circulatory disease and work accidents. » Read More
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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. » Read More

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. » 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