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May 04, 2012

Minister of Labour Linda Jeffrey released a statement responding to Professor Harry Arthurs' report on the WSIB. The report includes a series of recommendations aimed at...

Apr 03, 2012

Under changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, the province’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) now has authority over the certification training of joint health...

Mar 15, 2012

The Northern Region of the Ministry of Labour has implemented a new procedure to help employers to report incidents of occupational illness required by...

Mar 08, 2012

Applications for membership on the multi-stakeholder Prevention Council are now being accepted until March 21, 2012.

The purpose of the Prevention Council is to provide...

Mar 01, 2012

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) will hold a consultation on its Safe at Work Ontario compliance strategy on March 21 in Sudbury.

Safe at Work Ontario is an integrated...

Feb 24, 2012

One of the largest workplace prevention studies ever undertaken in Ontario is underway. Four health and safety associations (HSAs) have joined forces with the Institute for...

Jan 26, 2012

Looking for a list of this year’s legislative changes? Crawford, Chondon and Partners LLP have compiled a list of the top legislative changes of 2011.

The blog post...

Jan 13, 2012

The Ministry of Labour is proposing a new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that would enable the...

Jan 05, 2012

All you need to know to prepare for the Ministry of Labour’s February MSD blitz will be covered in WSN’s ‘MSDs: Preventing the Pain' Webinar.

This free webinar, on...

Dec 16, 2011

WSN clients and member firms can send their comments and feedback to the Ministry of Labour (MOL) regarding a draft copy of the province’s new mandatory health and safety...

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