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March 17, 2011

The Harper government has quietly tabled a plan to cut spending on food safety!

February 24, 2011

In 2010, across Canada, 2.3 million people, or one in every 10 adults, suffered from these injuries, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

February 15, 2011

A recent ruling from Ontario's highest court that weighs in on the meaning of "regularly employed" workers under the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) has implications for the formation of joint health and safety committees (JHSC).

February 7, 2011

WorkSafeBC has issued nine separate orders at two Victoria-area mental health facilities criticizing the failure of Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to protect the safety of staff.

February 2, 2011

New Workplace Safety and Health regulations requiring employers to prevent bullying, intimidation and other forms of psychological harassment took effect in Manitoba today.

February 1, 2011

Getting management to spend company money on safety isn't easy. You need to know how to build a business case for safety. Fortunately there are surveys showing what prompts management of companies to make a serious financial commitment to safety.

According to one survey, the Top 10 motives are:

February 1, 2011

Sean Brennan, a Manitoba Crown prosecutor, says the Winnipeg regional health authority (WRHA) was hit with a $65,000 oh&s fine, a $13,000 victim fine surcharge and a $50 court fee.

January 26, 2011

The federal government today announced the country's first national standard for protective equipment for its thousands of front-line emergency workers.

January 21, 2011

Phthalates are known to cause health problems like allergies, diabetes, and weight problems in children, as well as urinary tract and testicular malformation in little boys, since they're an "anti-androgen" hormone disrupter.

January 18, 2011

Listen to CBC's Quirks and Quarks related podcast above.

Firefighters say the fires in beetle-killed trees burn so hot it's like dealing with a forest of kiln-dried lumber. Dumping water and retardant on the flames doesn't work very well.