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OHS|Ontario Bollards|111263|BB1

Workplace safety board says scaffold design led to two deaths at Quebec paper mill

Company that designed 16-storey scaffold improperly calculated how much weight the platform could hold.

Ontario auto plant cleared to reopen after acid spell sent more than 20 to hospital

About five litres of hydrochloric acid spilled at the THK Rhythm Automotive plant in St. Catharines.

Office safety concerns grow as border restrictions ease, possible COVID-19 wave looms

Some worry about exposure from daily commutes, travelling for conferences or working in a shared space.
OHS|Draeger Safety Canada Limited|114196|SS1

Screening in the workplace: Reliable alcohol tests have never been so fast, simple and efficient

The Dräger Alcotest® 7000 is setting new standards in alcohol test devices. It has a wider measuring range, low maintenance requirements and various networking options. In addition, the device can perform alcohol tests using both a mouthpiece and a funnel.
Why choose Alcotest® 7000:
  • Only one calibration every year
  • Pre-screening and screening in one device
  • Real time data transfer with the built-in Bluetooth® technology
  • Ensure dependable results in temperatures ranging from -10 °C to +55 °C
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Studying yeast DNA in space may help protect astronauts from cosmic radiation

Radiation can damage cell DNA, significantly increasing risk of neurogenerative disorders and fatal diseases like cancer. Hamid Kian Gaikani of the University of British Columbia take a look. » Read More

Adding COVID-19 to ‘designated diseases’ could boost vaccine uptake among children

Early in the pandemic, evidence suggested children generally avoided severe infections. That rosier picture is now fading, says Alison Braley-Rattai at Brock University. » Read More
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Global OHS News 

Explainer: What happened to Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa

Player carried off field after two big hits in four days, leading to questions about the NFL’s concussion protocols. » Read More

Man arrested in fatal stabbing of New York City EMS worker

61-year-old worker was heading to a corner store to get something to eat when she was attacked. » Read More

WSIB doubles rebates for small employers in Ontario who are investing in OHS

Benefits for smaller businesses – defined as those with up to 99 employees – are now available through 2023. » Read more

Air ambulance used to transport hydro worker with life-threatening injuries

Huron County OPP said worker was apparently electrocuted near Wingham, Ont. » Read more

WorkSafeBC, University of Waterloo appointed to NSC’s advisor council on MSDs

MSDs are the most common workplace injury, according to NSC, and the aim of the international initiative is to prevent them before they start. » Read more

Ontario reviewing JHSC certification standards, training requirements

Review, mandated by legislation every five years, is designed to ensure training requirements are effective, relevant and up to date. » Read more
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Date: Nov. 1-2
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