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Mandatory vaccination policies the way of the future

Many are asking, are workplace vaccine mandates legal? The answer is — yes. And, not only is it permitted, arguably it’s required, writes lawyer David Reiter.

B.C. vaccine card system takes effect, one dose required in many settings

Anyone who wants to access a range of non-essential indoor settings must show proof of at least one dose of vaccine, with a second shot required by Oct. 24.

Alberta to move hospital patients to homes, care centres as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Alberta will move more patients to other care settings to free up space in hospitals so overrun with COVID-19 cases that some children’s surgeries, cancer surgeries and transplant operations are being cancelled.

Dräger X-am® 2500: Making Confined Space Entry Safe and Simple

Dräger’s X-am® 2500 multi-gas detector is the only 1–4 gas detector you need in industrial and refinery applications, which combines reliable sensor technology with long battery life. You can easily configure it to detect combustible gases, including O2, CO, NO2, SO2 and H2S.

This device is perfectly suited for most industries and applications including mining, oil & gas, chemical, emergency response and confined space entry. An optional external pump with a hose up to 45 m / 147 ft long is available for use in tanks and shafts or when searching for leaks. » More Details
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Demand for COR certification continues to grow in Canada

COR is an accreditation program that verifies companies are meeting national occupational health and safety standards. » Read More

Ontario to require proof of vaccination as of Sept. 22

Once enacted, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide proof along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. » Read More
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Opioid poisoning response added to Red Cross first aid/CPR training

To help save lives, the Canadian Red Cross has added training to identify and respond to opioid poisoning in all its first aid and CPR programs offered across the country. » Read more

One dead, one injured in chemical plant explosion in Toronto’s east end

Officials say one person has died and another is in life-threatening condition after an explosion at a chemical plant in Toronto’s east end. » Read more

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2021 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Location: Virtual Conference
Date: Sept. 20 to 23
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