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SASKATOON (CP) — Charlene Klyne lost her sight after a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan and still has shotgun pellets lodged in her jaw and chest. Klyne was among seven people hurt in the shooting at the high school in La Loche in January. A teacher and a teacher's aide were fatally shot at the school and two brothers were also killed at a nearby home.
September 30, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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Health and safety managers need to put solutions in place to keep their aging workforce safe on the job, delegates heard at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s annual conference on Tuesday.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:13
Vehicles to blame for 6 in 10 work-related incident fatalities Vehicles account for 60 per cent of worker incident fatalities — which excludes diseases — across Canada, according to a data analysis by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:34
Homebuilders in Saskatoon are now required to complete mandatory builder training and safety certification in order to qualify for purchasing city-owned lots.
Monday, 19 September 2016 10:01
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    Few managers deliberately set out to hurt, sicken or kill people in their organization. Yet many managers (often unconsciously) accept that there will always be some injuries and, regrettably, maybe even a death. Many times these incidents are called "accidents." Too often, they are the predictable outcome of a culture,…
    Written by Jim Clemmer
    Monday, 26 September 2016 15:59
    Every Canadian workers’ compensation system regulator has to deal with the problem of fraud. Fraud comes in many forms and is typically defined as “a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial gain.” Fraud always has an element of deliberate deception to secure unfair personal gain. Fraud can…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:40
    For the very first time in Nova Scotia, a business owner was sentenced to jail time for charges under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act. In May, the Nova Scotia Provincial Court dealt with the case of Joseph Isnor who was charged on three counts under the act for…
    Written by Maurice Dransfeld
    Monday, 12 September 2016 12:17
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2016 awards Thank you to everyone who applied for an award. We received a large number of truly impressive applications. The process is underway for selecting the winners. Visit safestemployers.com for the next steps and for more information. 

    Winners will be revealed at the gala on Oct. 24 in Toronto and profiled in the October/November issue.
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding safety professional. The winner will be profiled in the December/January issue. 

    Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.


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