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Dec 19, 2012

After extensive public consultation, the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour is releasing health and safety awareness products and training. This is part of the...

Dec 04, 2012

This January and February, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting a ventilation blitz in underground mines, and will be specifically looking at diesel emissions measurement...

Oct 26, 2012

The WSIB has increased premium rates for all rate groups by 2.5% for 2013.

To view the 2013 premium rates, and information on how the premium rates are obtained, visit...

Oct 01, 2012

Effective today, Ontario’s new health and safety poster must be posted in all workplaces. The poster ‘Prevention Starts Here’ summarizes some important workers’ health and...

Jul 09, 2012

Service Ontario has expanded its ONe-Source for Business program by adding online health and safety forms for the mining and construction industries.

Users can...

Jun 07, 2012

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Cyanide is used in gold mines and mills as part of the extraction process to remove gold from ore. Cyanide is highly toxic by all routes of...

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...

Jan 13, 2012

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

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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