New Workplace Safety and Health regulations requiring employers to prevent bullying, intimidation and other forms of psychological harassment took effect in Manitoba today.
Occupational Health and Safety
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:
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.
The federal government today announced the country's first national standard for protective equipment for its thousands of front-line emergency workers.
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.
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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.
"Canadians and people around the world are demanding that Prime Minister Harper end his deadly asbestos policy. He can no longer hide from this issue."
'Our bargaining team did a great job and we were successful in getting a very good deal for our members.'
'These proposed changes would not have been possible had it not been for the extensive contributions made by organized labour.'
'I take this very seriously and I expect that this will be a wake-up call.' - Thomas Lukaszuk.