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Occupational Health and Safety

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.

May 24, 2010

'Employers are earning 2010 dollars and paying 1980s prices for workers’ compensation coverage.' - OPSEU.

May 4, 2010

Members of the NSGEU/NUPGE Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Committee met with Hon. Marilyn More, the Minister of Labour and the Environment on April 28, following the National Day of Mourning ceremony held at the Nova Scotia Legislature.

April 25, 2010

NUPGE is calling for legislation that requires health and safety training for youth before they enter the workforce.

April 16, 2010

Newfoundland Workers Health and Safety launches a trivia game show!

April 16, 2010

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.

April 16, 2010

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.

April 14, 2010

'Additional inspectors will help reduce the number of hazards in workplaces and, hopefully, decrease the number of Manitobans getting injured at work.'

April 11, 2010

Study concludes that universality 'reduces influenza illness attack rates, morbidity and mortality at reasonable cost' to taxpayers.