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In an effort to improve safety, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and the Provincial Towing Association (Ontario) are reminding drivers to make space for tow trucks stopped on the shoulder of the highway providing service.
August 29, 2016 • Category: Legal Stories
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The government of Manitoba announced Tuesday it has prosecuted six workplaces for violations under the Workplace Safety and Health Act. The fines total more than $110,000 and include incidents around machine safeguarding, arc flash and asbestos.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:32
Top 10 most dangerous jobs of 2016 revealed It's no shock that professions such as police officer, firefighter and emergency medical technician, which are often associated with danger, made CareerCast's list of the top 10 most dangerous jobs. But surprisingly, veterinarians were also named among the most dangerous professions.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:36
WorkSafeNB issues heat-related warning In response to a recent heat alert issued by the province of New Brunswick, WorkSafeNB is reminding outdoor workers to be mindful of heat-related risks.
Friday, 12 August 2016 08:15
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    Canadian provinces and the federal government mandate workplaces conduct formal hazard assessments, but they do not explain what the specific hazards could be. In my experience, it is not uncommon for health hazards to be missing, underreported or underestimated in these assessments.  Why is this so? There are a number…
    Written by Carolyn Wisdom
    Monday, 29 August 2016 12:16
    An employer has lost a wrongful dismissal case after a court found that its safety rules, which it alleged the employee violated, were unclear and not clearly-communicated.The employee worked at a solid waste facility in the Yukon. The employer fired the employee and attempted to prove “just cause” on the…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Tuesday, 23 August 2016 09:12
    It’s been a scorcher of a summer in Canada. In coastal British Columbia, droughts have been declared. In the middle of the country, it feels like it hasn’t rained since the spring — with water advisories aplenty in Ontario and Quebec. One county in Nova Scotia saw less rain in June…
    Written by Todd Humber
    Monday, 15 August 2016 10:02
  • 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 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.

    New Brunswick gets top mark for workers' compensation system @WorkSafeNB @CFIB
    Ontario amends acts affecting injured workers, firefighters
    Trends in health and safety for 2016
    Campbell Institute report highlights 5 ways to keep contractors safe @NSCsafety
    Manitoba introducing culturally appropriate training for Aboriginal workers