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Friday December 13, 2013
Written by Rehana Begg
December 13, 2013 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its report (A12O0074) today into the 28 May 2012, Boeing 777 engine failure and emergency landing. There were no injuries but there was some damage to private property resulting from falling debris.
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Written by Staff
December 10, 2013 - The Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) sub-group for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) has unanimously agreed to change the terminology used for additional equipment or devices that can be fitted to a MEWP in order to reduce the risk of overhead crushing injury, from “anti-entrapment” to “secondary guarding” devices.
Wednesday December 04, 2013
Written by Staff
December 4, 2013 - The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched a Smart PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), available in different languages, which is machine-readable and can be used to ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on site. Standard PAL Cards will continue to be issued and accepted on site.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Written by Staff
November 28, 2013 - Ontario is introducing new training to help protect workers and keep them safe on the job. One way to complete the new health and safety awareness training will be for workers and supervisors to take part in a one-hour tutorial either individually or in groups using free, online e-learning tools or hard copy workbooks.
Friday October 11, 2013
Written by Staff
October 10, 2013 – The Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) recognized three industry leaders for their commitment to putting worker safety and process reliability first at a reception held at Queens Park, Toronto, on Wednesday.
Monday September 23, 2013
Written by Staff
September 22, 2013 - The Ministry of Labour and chief prevention officer for Ontario George Gritziotis has issued a call to action on workplace fatalities related to falls. Since June, nine workers have died on the job as a result of falls.
Monday September 16, 2013
Written by Staff
September 16, 2013 - Hydro Ottawa received a National Outstanding Achievement Award for its Safe Supervisor Program. The award was presented by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) at its Professional Development Conference in Montreal today and is given to a professional or group for an outstanding achievement that advances the science or profession.
Monday September 16, 2013
Written by Staff
Recently released by ERI Safety Videos, Electrical Arc Flash Safety Awareness is now also available in French.
Thursday September 05, 2013
Written by Rehana Begg
September 4, 2013 - Toyota has issued a worldwide recall on 369,000 vehicles. According to the carmaker, the voluntary safety recall affects approximately 200,000 hybrid SUV models.
Friday August 30, 2013
Written by Staff
August 30, 2013 – Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. of Bradford West Gwillimbury, a cheese manufacturer with facilities located near Schomberg, Ont., was fined $60,000 after a worker was injured and lost two fingers while operating a machine.

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