Injuries to workers in the oil sands are on the decline, but using data analysis tools and making some cultural shifts can help make workers even safer, says a new report released today from Visser Deloitte.
WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Occupational Health and Safety High Risk Policy D12-196-2, effective December 1, 2014
Ontario Ministry of Labour reported its plans for improving the health and safety of workers in underground mines by acting on its advisory group's early work.
Ontario will target hazards that could lead to the collapse of excavated rock in underground and surface mines during a province-wide blitz this fall.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS) and funded by Health Canada. It is offered free of charge to the first 100,000 participants, for up to one year, and is available in English and French.
A status update has been presented to Honourable Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, regarding the progress of the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review, a report that was commissioned to deliver a comprehensive review of the health, safety and prevention issues related to underground mining in the Province of Ontario.
July 21, 2014 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released new sector plans for the upcoming year. These sector-oriented plans focus on hazards specific to workplaces in various sectors of the economy. They describe the industrial, health care, construction and mining sectors, as well as the ministry’s specialized and professional services office, and outline what inspectors will be looking for during an inspection. They also detail program priorities, enforcement initiatives, blitz activities and regional initiatives planned for the year.