As of March 31, 2010 14- and 15-year-olds will be required to complete a young worker safety course and obtain a certificate of completion.
Occupational Health and Safety
The senseless death of a 23-year-old construction worker in England shows the importance of keeping untrained and unqualified workers away from heavy duty equipment.
'Additional inspectors will help reduce the number of hazards in workplaces and, hopefully, decrease the number of Manitobans getting injured at work.'
Study concludes that universality 'reduces influenza illness attack rates, morbidity and mortality at reasonable cost' to taxpayers.
Presentations being offered free across Ontario for new OHSA amendments that take effect June 15.
'Case may represent a huge step forward for worker safety in Ontario.' - OFL.
Scheduled on March 26 and again on March 29 by MFL Occupational Health Centre in Winnipeg.
Criminal charges being laid for an occupational fatality in Sault Ste. Marie sets an important precedent.
'Normal human resource practices' have now resumed across the province.
'How common is it for staff to witness or experience aggression in the clients they support?'
Study at four city hospitals represents the first in-depth investigation of 'role overload' in Canada's health care system.
"Youth and adolescents are routinely engaged in manual material handling (MMH) tasks that may exceed their strength capability to perform the task."
Construction unions in Toronto will be pursuing all aspects of this tragedy to try to ensure that the conditions that led to it are fully exposed.
Wage increases plus steps to address bullying in the workplace.
President Shelley Ward says it is 'simply the safest thing to do' in the circumstances. A decision will be made later on when to reschedule.
'This administration will not tolerate disregard of our laws. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to protect their workers.' - Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor.
New Statistics Canada study finds dramatic increase over the past decade, validating concerns expressed by peace officers.
Fines implemented in the hopes of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace.
Fines of up to $500 will be imposed for using hand-held devices after a three-month education period.