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30 years after Westray disaster, families say justice still rare in worker deaths

Family members who lost loved ones in the coal mining disaster continue their calls for more criminal prosecutions of workplace deaths.

Reopening offices? Here’s a list of things to check

Assessment for occupational health and safety risks should be top priority for back-to-office initiatives.

How to choose cut-resistant safety gloves

Over a third of workplace hand injuries involve cuts and often occur because workers are wearing the wrong hand protection—or none at all.

DrugCheck® 3000: Know for sure, on the spot

The Dräger DrugCheck® 3000 is a non-invasive drug test kit that rapidly detects up to 6 substances in oral fluid. It provides accurate results on-site. With the DrugCheck® App, users can scan, evaluate and document test results in just a handful of steps.
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Trauma-informed workplaces facilitate psychological safety

It’s Mental Health Week, and our resident expert Dr. Bill Howatt takes a look at workplace trauma that can result from bullying, harassment and other psychosocial factors. » Read More

Firefighters say recognition of cancer risk is tough battle, especially in Quebec

Cancers affecting the reproductive system are being added across much of the country, as more women take on firefighting. » Read More
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OHS Honours

Nominations now open for the Biggest Night in Safety

OHS Honours has expanded for 2022 with new categories and a live gala celebration. Mark Sept. 15 on your calendar and plan to join OHS Canada and top professionals from across the country at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. Nominations are open until May 31 for categories including OHS Professional of the Year, Hall of Fame, OHS Team of the Year and more! There is no nomination fee. » Learn more

Canadians know dangers of distracted driving, but do it anyway: Survey

77 per cent of Canadians say distracted driving is very, half of respondents admit to talking or using a phone while driving. » 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
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Threads for life

Today, 3 workers in Canada will die on the job

That’s more than 1,000 families devastated by a workplace tragedy each year. With all of the challenges of life in a pandemic, these are tough times – and families need your help now more than ever.

Steps for Life is traditionally a 5-kilometre family walk that aims to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of each workplace tragedy.

Join the Steps for Life campaign today. Walk to Win! Register today for your chance at prizes and support this cause. » Learn more
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IRSP Conference 2022

Location: Virtual
Date: May 9
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2022 NSC Congress & Expo

Location: San Diego
Date: Sept. 19
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