Health and Safety News

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Nov 16, 2012

Imagine a tool so simple that, by answering eight questions about your occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices, it predicts your organization’s work injury...

Nov 15, 2012

This one and a half day course "Exploration Drilling: Identifying and Assessing Risks" will take place at the Timmins Inn & Suites, Timmins, Ontario on November 22 & 23...

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Nov 13, 2012

WSN is pleased two have to new members on its Board of Directors to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.

WSN welcomes:

Denis...

Nov 05, 2012

Authored by the Ontario Mining Association's Peter McBride

Elizabeth Witmer, Chairman of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), shared her vision for a...

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 22, 2012

Ontario is moving toward amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to promote the long-term stability of the workers' compensation system. Proposed changes to the...

Oct 18, 2012

It’s the middle of October, which means it’s not long until the snow and ice show up on our roadways. The winter elements take a different toll on our vehicle, and preparing...

Oct 17, 2012

This November and December, the Ministry of Labour will be focusing on hazards associated with ore passes and loading pockets in underground mines. During this blitz, the...

Oct 09, 2012

The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) is presenting a one-day conference on how to reduce fatigue and prevent MSDs in the...

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...

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