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Occupational Health and Safety

October 28, 2009

New Statistics Canada study finds dramatic increase over the past decade, validating concerns expressed by peace officers.

October 6, 2009

Fines implemented in the hopes of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace.

October 1, 2009

Fines of up to $500 will be imposed for using hand-held devices after a three-month education period.

July 30, 2009

MGEU and other health care unions address health and safety concerns relating to flu outbreak.

July 21, 2009

Article alarms the public irresponsibly and unfairly maligns some of the most dedicated workers in Canada.

July 13, 2009

International group of experts recommend health care workers be first in line for vaccine.  At the same time, governments in Canada are developing new rules to help doctors prioritize who gets access to scarce treatment if vaccine isn't available.

June 18, 2009

Exposed to risk doing daily diagnostic tests.

June 10, 2009

None are assigned to meat plants despite Canada's deadly listeriosis crisis and promises made by the federal agricultural minister.

June 8, 2009

B.C. and Saskatchewan unions now calling for similar training and safety standards.

June 4, 2009

'I think we need to look at our whole system and re-evaluate how these calls come in.' - Tim Scharer, Winnipeg Paramedics Local 911.