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OHS fines in Ontario skyrocket, naloxone kits being mandated under new law

Maximum fine for directors, officers jumping from $100,000 to $1.5 million and a list of “aggravating factors” to be considered has been outlined.

Employers pivot from COVID-19 to communicable disease prevention as orders expire

WorkSafeBC offers up resources to employers, safety professionals that focus on basic risk-reduction principles.

The lifting of COVID-19 mandates and resulting impact on workplace policies

Lawyer John Hyde dives into what you need to know as restrictions are eased across Canada.

DrugTest® 5000: Accurate drug screening on the spot

The Dräger DrugTest® 5000 is a non-invasive, fast and simple mobile drug screening solution that provides accurate results on-site, with storage of up to 500 results.

- Accurate results measuring recent usage of up to 8 substances including THC
- Sample and results are collected in minutes, so there is little workplace disruption.
- Work well with our non-invasive, user friendly Oral Fluid Swabs
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Steel-toed shoes, distracted workers and a safety lesson

The first, and thankfully only, time I witnessed a workplace safety incident it was hot. It was day one on the job, the ultimate summer gig on the line at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant building minivans. » Read More

Black communities must be included in discussions of health policy

It’s time for us to accept that policy failure and lack of community engagement in policy decision-making go hand in hand. » Read More
Sponsored Spotlight 
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Creative sentencing improves workplace safety: Why don’t we use it more?

Academics developed a testable model of how different types of regulations affect companies’ safety performance. The findings are telling. » Read More

Submit your nominations for OHS Honours

OHS Honours and Top 10 Under 40 are back — and bigger, better than ever. Nominations close May 31, and we’re planning a gala celebration in September as part of the biggest night in health and safety. » Read More

Sponsored Spotlight 

Switch to data-driven cleaning with Tork Vision Cleaning

Tork, an Essity brand, has introduced Tork Vision Cleaning - an enhanced data-driven cleaning solution - to help industrial facilities keep pace with Industry 4.0 by boosting hygiene, improving cleaning efficiency and quality. The system uses real-time data collected by people counters and connected dispensers to give cleaners and managers access to information about immediate cleaning needs. One hundred per cent of Tork Vision Cleaning customers said data-driven cleaning helps them improve hygiene within their site, and 80 per cent said they reduced complaints as a result.

[1] Based on survey results conducted in March 2021 of 34 current Tork Vision Cleaning customers in Europe and North America.

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Occupational Health and Safety Conference

Location: Winnipeg
Date: April 26 to 28
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IRSP Conference 2022

Location: Virtual
Date: May 9
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