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Dec 16, 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is seeking input on the proposed changes to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) of 9 hazardous chemical substances that are set out in...

Dec 09, 2011

The WSIB has announced that past members can sign up to Safety Groups again and continue to earn WSIB rebates while improving their health and safety programs.

If you’...

Dec 08, 2011

The financial rebates from the 2010 calendar year have arrived, and WSN’s Safety Groups members will split a total of $535,208.13 in WSIB rebates amongst the 50 participating...

Aug 31, 2011

This week, the Ontario government appointed George Gritziotis as the province’s...

Jul 21, 2011

In a letter to the chair of the Interim Prevention Council, Minister of Labour Charles Sousa offered an update on the status of recommendations made by the Expert Advisory...

Jun 04, 2011

Bill 160, aimed at amending the Occupational Health and Safety Act, has received Royal Assent.

The amendments will allow implementation of many of the key...

May 18, 2011

Bill 160, the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature today.

Bill 160 will now be presented to...

Apr 03, 2011

All requirements related to confined spaces have been consolidated into a single regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ministry of Labour reports. The...

Mar 03, 2011

The Ontario Government announced today that it is proposing amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. These amendments...

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