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Occupational Health and Safety

January 14, 2010

"Youth and adolescents are routinely engaged in manual material handling (MMH) tasks that may exceed their strength capability to perform the task."

January 5, 2010

Construction unions in Toronto will be pursuing all aspects of this tragedy to try to ensure that the conditions that led to it are fully exposed.

November 23, 2009

Wage increases plus steps to address bullying in the workplace.

November 6, 2009

President Shelley Ward says it is 'simply the safest thing to do' in the circumstances. A decision will be made later on when to reschedule.

November 3, 2009

'This administration will not tolerate disregard of our laws. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to protect their workers.' - Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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.