WorkSafeBC officers arrived on site at the Pinnacle Renewable Energy pellet mill in Burns Lake on October 9, 2014, following the incident earlier that day in which three workers were injured. The mill is located 16 kilometers east of Burns Lake.
CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, opened its new hazardous locations laboratory in Plano, Texas, continuing CSA Group’s global leadership in hazardous locations testing and certification.
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.
Autoneum Canada Ltd., a company that manufactures noise reduction and heat shield components for vehicles, has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured by an unguarded mechanism.
Cordelia Clarke Julien, Director, Training and Safety Programs, Prevention Office, Ontario Ministry of Labour, will speak at the IPAF North American Convention that will be held on October 1 - 2, in Toronto. Clarke Julien will discuss what all responsible parties – employers, supervisors and workers – can do to make the workplace safer and prevent illness and injury.
Ontario is launching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.
The Ministry of Labour is pleased to announce the first call for proposals for its Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program (OHSPIP).
August 22, 2014 - Cintas Corporation announced that three of its locations in Canada have received Certificates of Recognition (COR) under the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (ISHA). COR is a volunteer management system for the reduction of human and financial costs of workplace incidents, injuries, and illnesses. The program is recognized across Canada as the standard high performance in health and safety, providing employers with an effective way to assess their health and safety management programs and systems.
August 22, 2014 - QBD Cooling Systems Inc., a Brampton, Ont.-based manufacturing facility for commercial refrigerators, has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured by machinery.
August 11, 2014 – Two new programs have been released to educate employees on two important safety topics.
July 21, 2014 - Bonduelle Canada confirms that a fire was reported in its Ontario Tecumseh plant around 2:00 a.m. last Friday, July 18. There were no casualties registered.
June 15, 2014 - General Kinetics Engineering Corporation, a manufacturer of vehicle suspension systems, has been fined $50,000 after a worker fell from a ladder.
May 20, 2014 - Johnson Controls Automotive Canada LP, a manufacturer of foam seats for the automotive industry, has been fined $155,000 after a worker was killed when a hook holding open a metal lid broke.
OSHA is promoting a national Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014 in an effort to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) fully supports the program and strongly encourages all of its member companies to participate in this awareness event.
May 5, 2014 – Workplaces across North America will be planning their activities and programs for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), May 4-10. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides resources and tools Canadian workplaces can use to create their own safety week program.
CSA Group, a leading global organization in standards development and testing and certification services, is an industry leader in Europe with its unique service that provides on-site and one-time verification of up to 500 units of equipment. The service was developed specifically to address the needs of companies who want to market electrical equipment to the North American market and either have single or low-quantity volumes of products, prototypes or have developed specialized made-to-order products for which no specific certification requirements exist. The service is called either “US Field Evaluation” for US market entry and “Special Inspection” Program for Canada.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an e-course to help Ontario supervisors learn about Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and how it affects their role as a supervisor.
Partners in Prevention 2014, Canada's largest health and safety Conference and Trade Show taking place April 29 – 30, 2014 at The International Centre, will explore the building blocks needed to achieve positive change. On the heels of Ontario's new health and safety strategy which was released at the end of 2013, investing in employee safety not only brings big returns to a company's bottom line, but also helps to foster safety cultures across the province.
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