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No calculator necessary: ROI for mental health everywhere, says Alberta Municipalities head of HR

The cost of not acting far outweighed any increased spending on benefits, says Jeff Simpson. OHS Canada explores his organization’s award-winning mental health program.

Nova Scotia lobster season opens with a reminder: ‘One tragedy is too many’ in dangerous industry

Yesterday was ‘Dumping Day’ as the season kicked off in the southwestern part of the province. Read the tips issued for anyone working on the water.

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

Training needs to go beyond active shooting drills, as there is not enough focus on prevention, according to experts.
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RCMP texts, mocking mental health in wake of Portapique shootings, ‘mind boggling’: Cop

Text chains are ‘prime example’ of how much the stigma around mental health and trauma is very much alive, says Brian Knowler in a conversation with senior editor Todd Humber. » Read More

Working prisoners are entitled to safety, employment standards just like anybody else

There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Inmates work as part of their rehabilitation, not punishment, writes Brock University’s Jordan House. » Read More
Global OHS News 

Fire kills 38 at industrial wholesaler in central China

Blaze took firefighters more than three hours to bring under control. » Read More

TV meteorologist, pilot die in news helicopter crash in North Carolina

Police are praising the pilot as a hero for avoiding a roadway as the aircraft came down. » Read More

Federal government to extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks

The new benefits will be available starting Dec. 18, and Ottawa is also upping the maximum length of unpaid medical leave for federally regulated workplaces. » 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

Colleagues of drowned Montreal firefighter recall the moment their boat capsized

Firefighters knew they were in danger, but didn’t realize how far into the rapids they had gone. » Read more

Safety at unionized Starbucks store in Victoria has improved ‘tenfold’: Shift supervisor

Decision to organize was driven in part by lack of support regarding customer harassment and clearer communication about COVID-19 practices. » Read more

WSPS Warehouse Safety Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Date: Feb. 22, 2023
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ASSP Safety23 Conference + Expo

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: June 5- June 7
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