Occupational health and safety: 2016 in review

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Don't miss a look back at the year's most popular news stories

Winners of 2016 International Mine Rescue Competition

In 2016, Ontario workplaces saw a variety of changes to occupational health and safety laws, including new legislation regarding the prevention of workplace sexual harassment, Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training, and new regulations for Ontario mines. 

January

How to meet legislated training standards for both WHMIS 1998 and 2015 – New training jointly developed by Ontario’s workplace health and safety associations

New key hazard assessment service for mining sector - Infographic, upcoming changes to Ontario mining health and safety legislation

February

Top 10 things to know about new Joint Health and Safety Committee training law - Changes go into effect March 1, 2016, in Ontario

March

It’s here! March 1 deadline for new Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training law - WSN approved provider with Ontario Ministry of Labour

SafePlanting.com: Official online health and safety training for Ontario tree planters - E-learning helps both new and experienced tree planters understand the hazards

April

Top 5 health and safety orders affecting new and young workers - Latest results of Ministry of Labour inspection blitz

Ontario Mining Health and Safety Conference April 5 to 7 in Sudbury – Workplace Safety North hosts annual event

May

WSN announces new Mental Health First Aid training course - Mental Health Commission of Canada course available in June

Top 5 changes you should know about Occupational Exposure Limits in Ontario – New limits expected to become law in early 2017

June

Forest Fires Prevention Act now applies to more Ontario industries – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry introduces Industrial Operations Protocol

Top 3 things you should know about Ontario’s new noise regulation - Regulation 381 becomes law on July 1, 2016

New mining safety legislation on high visibility workwear July 1 - Top 3 changes you should know about

July-August 

Effective Sept. 8: New Ontario workplace safety law regarding sexual harassment - Employers required to implement prevention program, ensure appropriate investigations

New safety regulations for Ontario mines - Top 7 changes you should know about

Compass minerals team tops provincial competition - Goderich mine rescue volunteers crowned with gold hard hats

September

Workplace health and safety award winners announced - Three Ontario companies to be recognized at WSN Annual General Meeting

New tool measure workplace safety systems and culture - Policies and procedure vs. real-life experiences

Canadian mine rescue team best in the world - Kirkland Lake team crowned international champions

October

Health and safety checklist for small business owners - Free customizable forms help you understand and meet Ontario legal requirements 

New computer simulation tool for mine rescue training - Users experience computerized mine emergency scenarios 

November

Is your alcohol and drug policy up to date? - Statistics on workplace alcohol and drug use

Updated health and safety resources for you – Information sheets on legislation regarding Working at Heights Safety Training and New Ontario Workplace Safety Law Regarding Sexual Harassment

Sault Ste. Marie logger wins health and safety awards two years in a row - Fleming’s Trucking and Logging celebrates double win

Mississauga company Acco Brands wins health and safety award - Paper converter picks up trophy second year in a row 

North Bay mining contractor recognized as top health and safety performer - Cementation Canada wins workplace safety award

Hazard Alert: Incident with self-loader on truck – Recent incident still under investigation

December 

Is your alcohol and drug policy up to date? – Legislation and balancing due diligence with privacy

Leading practices for traffic management - Ensure safe flow of pedestrian, vehicle, and equipment traffic

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