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PPE is failing women at work, just 6 per cent say safety gear is designed for them: Report

Women are using things like duct tape to get through the day, and modifying equipment designed for men, according to Jennifer Teague of CSA Group.

Contract worker safety in spotlight again after latest oil and gas deaths in Alberta

Two workers killed at Tamarak Valley Energy site were not employees. Earlier, Suncor acknowledged that contract work is one of its biggest OHS challenges.

TTC drops COVID-19 vaccine mandate, offers to reinstate workers without back pay

Toronto Transit Commission said workers can have job, and seniority back, but not lost pay.
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Introducing one missing competency gap for facilitating psychologically safe workplaces

A critical objective is driving accountability and learning for all workers and leaders to reduce mental harm and promote mental health, writes Dr. Bill Howatt. » Read More

5 ways to create a compassionate workplace culture and help workers recover from burnout

Workplace culture has emerged as a critical element to prevent burnout and support employees experiencing emotional distress, writes Astrid H. Kendrick of the University of Calgary. » Read More
Global OHS News 

U.S. will require hot air balloon pilots to pass medical exam

Annual exam brings rules more in line with requirements for pilots of commercial planes and helicopters. » Read More

NFL players call for return to grass fields, citing safety and injuries

Players association says artificial turf in six venues results in higher injury rates when comparing non-contact injuries. » Read More

Studies find automatic braking can cut motor vehicle crashes significantly

Technology can cut number of rear-end crashes in half and reduce pickup truck crashes by more than 40 per cent. » Read more

Ontario conducting coroner’s inquest in death of mine worker

Jose Amaral, 49, died in 2015 from injuries sustained underground at Musselwhite Mine in northern Ontario. » Read more

WorkSafeBC seeks input on exposure levels based on revised threshold limits for chemicals

Agency proposing new or revised ELs for cyclohexene and methyl isobutyl carbinol. » Read more

Worker killed at Argonaut Gold site in northern Ontario

Worker, a contractor for Scott Steel Erectors, was struck by materials. » Read more

WSPS Warehouse Safety Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Date: Feb. 22, 2023
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