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Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. The 41 winning companies were celebrated at a gala event in Toronto on Oct. 24.
October 25, 2016 • Category: Safety Stories
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The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched its updated policy on drug and alcohol testing on Oct. 13.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:53
In the spirit of Global Ergonomics Month, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors will be looking for hazards that could lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the health-care industry throughout October.
Monday, 17 October 2016 08:50
Alberta blitz focusing on at-risk workers The Government of Alberta is currently conducting occupational health and safety inspections at workplaces that typically employ at-risk workers. These include hotels, arenas, department stores, restaurants, catering companies and couriers.
Friday, 14 October 2016 09:51
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    Management systems were all the rage in the 1990s and like many things since then, the meaning of “safety management system” has changed. These days we see the possibility of a new ISO 45001 standard for safety management systems, which has reignited the discussion. Management systems are simply a structured…
    Written by Dave Rebbitt
    Monday, 24 October 2016 09:01
    As a wellness professional, I have a strong need to provide practical, useable information. One method that has stood the test of time is to build the platform of awareness no matter what the health topic is. Awareness is the first step toward behaviour change but it is often undervalued…
    Written by Marion Reeves
    Friday, 14 October 2016 09:33
    It has been four months since a wildfire called the “Beast” began just outside Fort McMurray, Alta. The fire that swept through the community and continued to burn for a month was eventually put out. The fire left a path of destruction visible from space. Premier Rachel Notely articulated her commitment to…
    Written by Glyn Jones
    Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:06
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Congratulations to the 2016 Canada's Safest Employers The winners of the 6th annual awards program were recognized at a gala event Oct. 24 in Toronto.
  • 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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