Safety News You Can Use

  • safetyglobeThe Ministry of Labour will start industrial sector Material Handling blitzes on September 15th – are you and your workers ready? 
  • Owners of a sawmill that exploded in Prince George, B.C., have been fined more than $720,000 by WorkSafeBC. The mill was in violation of the Workers Compensation Act and occupational health and safety regulations as a result of the explosion that killed two workers and injured twenty-two others in April of 2012.
  •  The Ministry of Labour has published a new version of the “What You Should Know About The Ontario Employment Standards Act” poster. Employers are required to have the newest version of the “ESA Poster” posted in the workplace at all times. Failure to comply with posting requirements can result in compliance orders and fines.
  • In the wake of 15-year-old Chris Lawrence’s death at a construction site near Drumheller, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials are being urged to toughen worker laws. The Alberta Federation of Labour called the fatality a “tragic reminder of Alberta’s unsafe work laws”.
  • Effective July 1st, Saskatchewan employers who violate Occupational Health & Safety regulations will now receive summary offence tickets carrying fines ranging from $250 to $1,000 plus victim surcharges. Two designated occupational health officers can now issue tickets for 12 specified offences.

 

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