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  • Congratulations to the fourth annual Canada’s Safest Employers award winners! Companies who took home top honours include: Borger Group, Cementation, London Hydro, Nestle Waters Canada, and Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd.
  • In a province-wide standardization effort, Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) training in Ontario is getting updated for the first time since 1996. The new program, set to take effect in 2015, will include mandatory JHSC member training on at least six industry-specific standardized hazards.
  •  A fire at an industrial facility in Sarnia killed one worker and injured several others when a dust collection system outside the building exploded and caused structural damage. The incident is being investigated by The Ministry of Labour, Sarnia Police Service, and Office of the Fire Marshall.
  • In response to the deadly Lac Megantic derailment of 2013, the government announced new safety protocols. In addition to hiring 10 new safety auditors across Canada, new measures include tougher hand brake requirements for parked trains, more research on volatile crude oil properties and a requirement that short-line rail companies, such as the one involved in the Lac-Megantic crash, submit training plans for review.

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