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B.C. attorney general says “serious” lack of sheriffs involves low pay

Taxpayers are footing the bill to fly sheriffs around British Columbia as the province grapples with a chronic shortage of the courtroom staff and frustrated judges speak out about delayed and stayed cases.

Sun, asbestos among top causes of work-related cancer in Ontario, says report

A recent report by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre in Toronto has identified solar radiation, asbestos, diesel-engine exhaust and crystalline silica as the four major causes of work-related cancer in Ontario.

Pulp mill temporarily out of commission following boiler explosion

A recovery-boiler explosion at a pulp mill in Peace River, Alta. on Sept. 22 has caused the facility to cease operations for the time being, but employees of the company that runs the mill are still working with full pay.

Another Alberta gas-station attendant killed in gas-and-dash

RCMP Sgt. Corey Kyle said it appears a driver of a stolen truck was speeding away from the Fas Gas station without paying for fuel when the fatality occurred.

Feds unveil new strategy to help reduce number of military, veteran suicides

The federal government is promising to improve the services and support available to military personnel and veterans in hopes of cutting down the number of suicides among those who have served in uniform.

All four United Conservative Party candidates vow to repeal farm law

All four candidates vying to become the leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party say they would get rid of farm safety legislation brought in by the NDP government.
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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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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 stressed that the employees were fine. » Read More

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. » 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