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Jun 11, 2012

WSN will host a New and Young Worker Safety webinar on June 8th, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. The webinar is free, but participants must be registered in advance. To register,...

Jun 08, 2012

NOTE: The poster in PDF format MUST be printed and posted in the workplace.

Employers can now obtain a free new workplace poster "...

Jun 07, 2012

Congratulations to Dumas Contracting who won $25,000 for the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) in Global TV’s Canada Sings contest on June 5th.

The episode...

Jun 07, 2012

Background

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...

May 29, 2012

WSN's 2011 Annual Report is now online, click here to view the report.

WSN's Annual General Meeting will take...

May 25, 2012

Ontario is bear country and from now until October is a bear’s time to forage. These large and hungry creatures spend nearly all their waking hours in search of food. The...

May 15, 2012

Ontario workplaces are invited to take part in the 5,000 Firms Study, an exciting research project that is developing health and safety leading indicators....

May 14, 2012

District mine rescue competitions took place across Ontario, May 10 to 13, with the top team and top technician of each district securing a spot at this year’s provincial...

Tags: Mine Rescue
May 10, 2012

In 2010, the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety recommended the development of health and safety awareness materials for Ontario workplaces. In the winter...

May 09, 2012

About 50 relatives, union members and politicians gathered in New Glasgow Wednesday morning for a vigil and march to mark the 20th anniversary of the Westray Mine explosion...

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