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‘A long, dark winter’: Worries about mental health rising

Psychologists have worried about the mental health toll of rising COVID-19 cases and tightened restrictions for months — add in the shorter days and colder weather of the approaching season, and further trouble may be on the horizon.

How to manage the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses will be more likely to experience work refusals, absenteeism, as well as staff shortages while workers self-isolate to wait for test results, says one expert.

Ontario to provide COVID-19 liability protection to those making ‘honest effort’

Health-care workers, businesses and non-profits could receive liability protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits under legislation proposed by the Ontario government.

Secure the hygiene standard

As a global leader in professional hygiene, Tork, an Essity brand, is committed to providing innovative product solutions that help facility managers secure a new hygiene standard. Tork offers resources and guidance to help customers comply with new cleaning and disinfecting protocols, boost hygiene in public spaces, and take business operations to the next level. Tork is proud to be the digital sponsor of the 2020 ISSA Show. Visit Tork’s exhibitor page to download resources and join webinars. Tork is also sponsoring two educational sessions. Join us November 17th to discuss how you can “Secure the new hygiene standard” and on November 18th for an expert panel on “COVID-19: Where do we go from here?”.

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Safety statistics reveal ‘disappointing’ trends on workplace fatalities, injuries

Canadian workplaces are becoming less safe, according to the latest data on occupational health and safety across the country. » Read More

Ear protection in a physically distant time

More workplaces are investing in hearing protection equipment that allows employees to communicate clearly while remaining physically distant. » Read More
Round Table Fall Protection

Fall Protection Roundtable

OHS Canada recently hosted a Fall Protection Roundtable, sponsored by Pure Safety Group, that brought together Canadian safety experts to discuss the latest legislation, innovation and products in fall protection. Click here to watch videos and read article based on roundtable discussion.

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Fatal shock results in $120,000 fine for Ontario greenhouse

Great Lakes Greenhouses in Leamington, Ont., has been fined for a Nov. 2018 incident that resulted in a worker fatality. » Read More

P.E.I. companies must pay $40,000 for roles in workplace accident

Two construction companies and a supervisor have been fined for their parts in a workplace incident that has left a P.E.I. man in a vegetative state. » Read More