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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...

Apr 03, 2011

All requirements related to confined spaces have been consolidated into a single regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ministry of Labour reports. The...

Mar 10, 2011

WSN is adding to the expertise and service it offers its clients, with the hiring of Dr. Philip Dirige as our new Ventilation Specialist. This newly-created position was...

Tags: Mining
Mar 03, 2011

The Ontario Government announced today that it is proposing amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. These amendments...

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