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Occupational Health and Safety

August 12, 2010

'It’s not rocket science. If we have fewer bodies on the ground and virtually no presence in communities where the work is being done.' - BCGEU.

August 5, 2010

The only province in Canada to pay bonuses to staff to cut caseloads and reduce services to injured workers.

July 15, 2010

Report cites staff cuts, workload and ‘inappropriate’ regulation in dam failure.

July 15, 2010

If you are toiling in hot conditions, protect yourself from potentially fatal heat illness. Here’s a sample Hot Weather Plan you can adapt to your workplace to ensure that everyone is aware of heat/humidity conditions on each workday, and that adequate worker protections are in place to prevent heat illness.

July 7, 2010

NAPE president Carol Furlong to meet with regional health board CEO.

July 5, 2010

Unless clear steps are taken to warn and train employees to comply with new Ontario law.

June 16, 2010

Change in occupational health and safety regulations takes effect on July 1.

June 15, 2010

Caucasians reported higher levels of general workplace harassment than minorities.

June 6, 2010

Twenty-two Canadians died as a result of the listeriosis crisis caused by Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto.

May 30, 2010

OPSEU continues to have serious reservations about an ongoing review of Ontario's workplace health and safety system.