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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...

Oct 01, 2012

Pick up your camera! This video contest is your chance to produce a video on the importance of working safely (and getting paid fairly) and win prize money for yourself...

Sep 04, 2012

Updated: Webinar proceedings are now available as a download. To view a copy of...

Aug 13, 2012

The Ministry of Labour is taking its final steps in preparing for the launch of a “Worker Health and Safety Awareness” training program for Ontario’s workplaces. After a public...

Aug 09, 2012

Ontario's Ministry of Labour has announced the membership of the prevention council which will advise the minister and provide support for the chief prevention officer....

Jul 09, 2012

The Ministry of Labour will perform safety blitzes of construction sites and surface mines across Ontario this summer.

In July and August, inspectors from the Ministry...

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...

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