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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...

Dec 02, 2011

Workplace Safety North recognizes the leadership of our Paper Packaging mills in recently achieving “Chain-of-Custody” Certification. This independent, third-party...

Aug 31, 2011

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

Aug 08, 2011

Protection for workers in regard to underground diesel exhaust, hoisting, shaft sinking and wheel assemblies will be strengthened starting January 1 2012. The Ministry of...

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 13, 2011

Workplace Safety North offers its heartfelt condolences to the families, co-workers and communities of the two miners killed recently at Vale's Stobie Mine in Sudbury. Early...

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...

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