Hamilton, ON – Did you know that the quality of air that individuals breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity? The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to develop a mobile app to help individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.
Ottawa – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, along with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that the Government of Canada will move forward with a whole-of-government approach to fulfill its commitment to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018.
Red Lake, ON - Goldcorp Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured while removing a tire from a mining scoop tram.
Calgary – Mark Salkeld, President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), released a copy of the letter that Enform, the industry’s Safety and Training arm funded by the six Canadian upstream oil and gas industry trade Associations, submitted to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization, Regulation and Restriction.
Mohawk Garnet Inc., operator of a mill in the City of Greater Sudbury, pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after two separate incidents in which workers were injured by moving conveyor belts.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour would like to bring attention to new requirements relating to the operation of rotary foundation drill rigs come into effect on July 1, 2016.
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on a proposal to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The amendments, if approved, would require employers to ensure that workers who perform work to which the Construction Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) applies complete a construction hazard awareness training program.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour coordinates a proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedule for its Occupational Health and Safety Program and the Employment Standards Program.