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Criminal charges filed against Con-Drain Group following Barrie car crash that killed six

Car fell into a concrete pit in a road that was closed for construction, killing six young people between the ages of 20 and 23.

Mass held near site of Quebec propane explosion as three remain missing

The wait for answers in the Lafortune Propane explosion is “unbearable,” says mayor of the small town.

Quebec man recounts rescue attempt in propane explosion that left workers missing

As ceiling and wall collapsed on a woman trying to flee the scene, a local resident trying to help could only watch in horor.

Amid fishing deaths, calls rise for small boats to have stability checks

A debate is surfacing over why clear rules aren’t in place to ensure basic stability of vessels that face ocean storms.

P.E.I.’s WCB raises wage loss benefits for injured workers, doubles amount it pays for funeral expenses

Compensation rate raising from 85 per cent to 90 per cent, amount for funerals upped to $15,000.

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The art of due diligence in workplace safety: Don’t learn the ‘right’ way the ‘hard’ way

Amanda Sharman, the food safety compliance and regulatory specialist at Del Fresco Produce in Kingsville, Ont., breaks down the difference between compliance and due diligence. » Read More
Global OHS News 

AIHA issues new public policy priorities addressing noise, thermal stress and OEHS pathway

In the U.S., about 170,000 workers suffer heat-related injuries each year, while 20,000 suffer cold-related issues. » Read More

5 killed, 8 missing in north China chemical plant explosion

Massive explosion reported as flames, thick black smoke rise from complex. » Read More
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Sitting all day is terrible for your health: Now, a new study finds a relatively easy way to counteract it

The solution is a five-minute light walk every half-hour, according to Kieth Diaz of Columbia University. » Read more

Need free fuel for mental energy? Find meaning

Not many free things can positively impact our mental health and outlook more than discovering means, writes Dr. Bill Howatt. » 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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