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Saskatchewan revamping workplace safety rules to meet needs of ‘modern’ workplaces

Changes are designed to better protect young workers, clarify rules around what occupational health officers can do.

B.C. updating workers’ comp law to stamp out claim suppression, require re-employment

Among the changes is the creation of a “fair practices commissioner” to enhance independence from the rest of WorkSafeBC.

Cementation Canada fined $110K after worker injured during fall at Ontario mine

Worker was washing equipment from a climber nest when they fell through an opening.

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There is a limited supply of tomorrows

Senior editor Todd Humber shares the story of his cousin’s sudden passing. It’s a reminder to check in not just on employees, but also loved ones, who may be experiencing mental health issues. » Read More

Practice engagement to promote your mental fitness

When we get discouraged by life, it’s normal to spend long periods in unpleasant emotions, The direct consequence can be an internal drive to explore ways to feel better, such as drinking alcohol and overeating, writes Bill Howatt. » Read More
Global OHS News 

Indian capital battles dangerous levels of air pollution

Authorities shut factories and construction sites in battle to control haze and smog. » Read More

4 workers sickened by gas leak at Los Angeles airport

Workers were in a utility room when a popping sound was heard and carbon dioxide vapour was released. » Read More

New Brunswick to require workers on fishing vessels to wear life jackets

Fishing vessels will be considered places of employment, province says. » Read more

MacLean retiring as CEO of WCB Nova Scotia; Rowan named interim leader

Stuart MacLean walking away after a 36-year career dedicated to inspiring safer workplaces. » Read more

Freeland calls out trucking companies for misleading drivers to be independent contractors

Too often, the downside of being self-employed — such as paid sick leave and health and safety standards — aren’t pointed out by employers. » Read more

End of daylight savings prompts warning for workers on, near roads

The sun is now setting at around the same time as rush hour, which is problematic for road workers. » Read more

NLCSA 2022 Health and Safety Conference

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