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Are weekend workers adequately served by workers’ compensation and Occupational Health & Safety agencies?

On a recent weekend morning, I passed a crew working on water system pipes in an enclosed space below the road surface. When the flagger signalled me forward, she was clearly in a work situation that was at least as hazardous as her unseen coworkers in the confined space below.   1,757 more words

Nipawin, Sask. company fined for failing to ensure worker safety

A 2016 workplace inspection has resulted in fines for a Nipawin, Sask. company.

An occupational health and safety (OHS) officer carried out the inspection on March 29, 2016 at a work site near Val Marie, Sask., and observed workers not using a guardrail, life jackets or a full-body harness with a lifeline or net while working near water. 104 more words

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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

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With North American Occupational Safety and Health week upon us, it’s time to reflect on the measures we have in place to prevent injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in our community. 751 more words

Flannery Safety Consulting Now Has a CRSP


Jim Flannery, owner of Flannery Safety Consulting, is now certified as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). As noted above, CRSPs “offer in-depth knowledge of OHS principles and practices and apply this knowledge to develop systems in order to achieve optimum control over hazards in your workplace.” 76 more words

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Saskatoon company charged in 2016 workplace death of Austyn Schenstead

Charges have been laid against a Saskatchewan construction company in the death of a worker in Saskatoon.

Austyn Schenstead, 19, was killed on Nov. 30, 2016 when a large piece of concrete fell on him while he was working for a private contractor on the city’s sound wall project in the Pacific Heights neighbourhood. 165 more words

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Cannabis and the Impact on Employee Health

With legislation set to pass and legalize cannabis, the intricacies of its usage may change. To keep health and safety at the forefront in the workplace, employers will need to set clear boundaries regarding its use. 475 more words

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