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Mar 08, 2012

Applications for membership on the multi-stakeholder Prevention Council are now being accepted until March 21, 2012.

The purpose of the Prevention Council is to provide...

Mar 05, 2012

Beginning March 1, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and...

Tags: MOL Blitz
Mar 01, 2012

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) will hold a consultation on its Safe at Work Ontario compliance strategy on March 21 in Sudbury.

Safe at Work Ontario is an integrated...

Feb 24, 2012

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers is hosting its 13th annual Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) day at Cambrian College in Sudbury. The event is free and can be...

Feb 24, 2012

One of the largest workplace prevention studies ever undertaken in Ontario is underway. Four health and safety associations (HSAs) have joined forces with the Institute for...

Feb 09, 2012

WSN is pleased to bring together leaders of Ontario's mining industry to discuss the effects of rapid growth on health and safety programs.

Joining the panel discussion...

Tags: EventsMining
Feb 08, 2012

Mining Health and Safety innovations came to CBC’s TV show the Dragon’s Den last week.

Great Nipissing Tent was rewarded as one of the Dragons bought in with a 25...

Feb 02, 2012

MSDs continue to be the number one cause of lost-time injuries in Ontario. This February, the Ministry of Labour will conduct a month-long inspection blitz on musculoskeletal...

Jan 30, 2012

WSN regrets to inform its clients a 47-year-old miner was fatally injured at Vale’s Coleman Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The fatal incident took place on January 29, 2012.

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Tags: Mining
Jan 26, 2012

Looking for a list of this year’s legislative changes? Crawford, Chondon and Partners LLP have compiled a list of the top legislative changes of 2011.

The blog post...

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