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Workers Health and Safety Centre

Federal investigator finds six safety violations at Deltaport in wake of worker’s death

Worker in B.C. died after going into medical distress while on top of a 56-metre crane. The elevator to reach him wasn’t working, leading first responders to scramble up 23 flights of stair.

Repeat offender fined $100K, including $15K to CEO, for machine-guarding violations

Ontario ministry inspectors found fixed guards had been removed from a significant number of machines at THS Industries in Kitchener, Ont.

Ontario company fined $60K after worker hurt while cleaning industrial furnace

The worker, whose fall protection harness and tether were not anchored, fell nearly 30 feet at RF Contracting in Sault Ste. Marie.

Failure to remove ammonia from refrigeration system primary cause of fatal Kamloops leak: Technical Safety BC

Incident on May 26, 2022, killed on person and led to a wide evacuation of residents and the temporary shutdown of local businesses.

Toronto’s transit system plagued with violent acts towards workers, public

Union says members are “disgusted with the repeated and escalated acts of violence against transit workers.”

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‘A concrete way to prevent suicide’: CRH Canada Group brands its trucks to raise mental health awareness

Construction is among the sectors with the highest suicide rates for men. Shannon Truax-Wardell saw an opportunity, right in front of her, to make a real difference. » Read More
Global OHS News 

Families of passengers killed in Boeing crashes want court monitor to evaluate company’s safety culture

Boeing promised the government it would create a culture of safety and ethics, and the steps it is taking to do so should be made public, they argue. » Read More

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Workers are suing Grand Isle Shipyard, alleging they were virtual prisoners at their bunkhouse during massive storm. » Read More
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I covered murder-suicides, and learned how journalists were vulnerable to trauma

Norma Hilton of the University of Toronto dives in to her experience as an investigative reporter and the toll it took on her. » Read more

Define success goals, recognize wins to set yourself up to flourish in mental health

Feeling a sense of accomplishment generates positive emotions when we look at what we have achieved, 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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