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Homeowners have responsibility to protect workers from asbestos exposure: WorkSafeBC

Asbestos remains the leading cause of work-related deaths in B.C. Agency says homeowners must do testing before renovation or demolition work begins.

‘Abhorrent’: Bronco families worry Saskatchewan plans to loosen driving requirements

Families write letter opposing possibility of eliminating need for a Class 5 driver’s licence before obtaining a Class 1 commercial license. Trucking companies are concerned about driver shortages.

Investigation into two B.C. explosions prompts warning for working near exposed gas lines

Technical Safety BC says ‘Call Before You Dig’ is critical, but nearly half of all incidents involve already exposed lines.
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Regular, intelligent machine safety audits can help protect employees

Employers must be diligent to ensure their employees have the required information, training and supervision to perform their jobs properly, says Tim Knowles of Actemium. » Read More

How COVID-19 damages lungs: It attacks mitochondria, continuing an ancient battle

We need to better understand how coronaviruses cause lung injury to prepare for the next pandemic, writes Stephen L. Archer of Queen’s University. » Read More
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Global OHS News 

1 construction worker dies in bridge collapse in Missouri

Workers were pouring concrete for the deck when it fell, say officials. » Read More

Nine arrested after bridge collapses in India, killing 134

Repairs had just been completed to the 143-year-old suspension bridge, which was packed with people. » Read More

Ottawa probing language interpreter injury, says third to be hospitalized

Feedback occurred in the sound system and a worker suffered an acoustic shock, according to a spokesperson. » Read more

Alberta Federation of Labour concerned about workplace safety following cabinet reshuffle

New Premier Danielle Smith has eliminated the Ministry of Labour, replacing it with the Ministry of Skilled Trades and Professions. » Read more

Manitoba issues recall for CO2 fire extinguishers serviced by Steinbach Fire Protection

Over the past few years, servicing and maintenance may not have complied with the requirements of NFPA Standard 10, it says. » Read more

B.C. tightening safety rules for taxi, ride-hailing industries

Change clarify rules to prevent ineligible people from driving, and evidence they need to produce roadside to confirm eligibility to drive. » Read more

Partners in Prevention 2022: Forum North

Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Date: Nov. 1-2
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NLCSA 2022 Health and Safety Conference

Location: St. John’s, N.L. + Virtual
Date: Nov. 9
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