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Occupational Health and Safety

September 8, 2010

'According to the Canada Safety Council, 75% of people bullied in the workplace will leave their jobs.'

September 3, 2010

Are you prepared for an emergency in the workplace? Who do you contact in case of fire or other disaster? Where are the emergency exit routes for your work area?

September 1, 2010

The Canadian workforce is aging and older workers are making up a greater portion of the workforce. With the large number of 'baby boomers' born after WWII now aging, it is estimated that by next year, approximately 41% of the working population will be between the ages of 45 and 64 (up from 29% in 1991), and this percentage will continue to increase over the coming years.

September 1, 2010

Bullying is a form of violence in the workplace; it is not part of the job. We all have a responsibility to stop it and work towards a Bully-Free Workplace.

August 31, 2010

'Most of the accommodation solutions are inexpensive and don't turn the workplace upside down.'

August 31, 2010

Two companies and four corporate officials face a total of 29 charges for failure to protect the safety of employees.

August 18, 2010

Health Canada and World Health Organization believe technology is safe, says minister.

August 17, 2010

'These kids are getting sick at school but not at home.' - Rodney Palmer.

August 16, 2010

'It's about time," says Jim Gosse of NSGEU correctional Local 480.

August 15, 2010

'Even if you trust in the food that you eat, in the back of your mind, you're maybe wondering how it's prepared, where it came from, those kinds of things.'