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Manitoba Study Confirms Suppression of Workers’ Comp Claims


Employers shouldn’t deter workers from submitting workers’ comp claims. But a recent study of MB’s system found that claim suppression is happening too often.

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How Accurate Are Smartphone Noise Measurement Apps?


Smartphone apps that measure sound levels can help you determine if there’s excessive noise in the workplace. But use them with caution, warns a new study.

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Changes to Manitoba OHS Safety Laws Effective as of April 1, 2014


Manitoba recently made important changes to its OHS laws, which took effect April 1. Here’s an overview of those changes by Manitoba lawyer Jamie Jurczak.

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Loud Noise Can Hurt Hearing & Increase Risk of Injury


A recent study found that excessive noise on the job can not only endanger workers’ hearing but also put them at increased risk of suffering other injuries.

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ON 2014-15 Safety Inspection Blitz Schedule & Compliance Resources


To ensure your workplace is prepared for upcoming MOL inspection blitzes, review this schedule for 2014-15 and the links to related OHS Insider resources.

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Three Months Until July 1 Training Deadline: Update on Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Training Requirement


Ontario OHS lawyer Adrian Miedema discusses the looming deadline for compliance with ON’s safety awareness training regulation and provides some updates.

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Operator Involved in Chicago Train Crash Fell Asleep on the Job—Twice


A recent train crash shows the workplace safety hazard that fatigue can pose and how a botched near miss investigation can lead to serious incidents.

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ALERT: Canada Introduces Changes to HPA to Implement the GHS


The federal government just took a key step in the implementation of GHS in Canada. Here’s an overview of proposed changes to the Hazardous Products Act.

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Ministry of Labour Potentially Liable for Negligent Safety Inspections


The collapse of part of a mall has resulted in a class action lawsuit, accusing the Ontario MOL of negligent inspections. Here’s a look at this unique case.

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Poor Record of Complying with Orders Results in Jail Sentence for Supervisor


Individuals aren’t often prosecuted for OHS violations and are sent to jail even less often. But a recent case shows that sometimes jail is needed for deterrence.

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