Guidance and Insights

evacuation

Court Nixes Airline Evacuation Procedure Change as Unsafe

Transport Canada agreed to reduce flight attendant staffing requirements provided that the airline seeking the exemption could demonstrate that the reduced crew could carry out the necessary evacuation within 15 seconds.
Federal

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Federal

Federal OHS officials across the country will be inspecting workplaces to see if employers are complying with the new GHS rules.

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Yukon Territory

Yukon is raising its 2018 workers’ comp average assessment rates 6¢ to $1.87 per $100 of assessable payroll.
fall

Alberta Company Fined $120K for Mine Worker’s Fall Injuries

A worker fell about 20 feet after tripping on a footrest inside the cabin of a dragline excavator.
grain terminal

Grain Terminal Not Liable for Worker’s Silo Engulfment Death

A grain terminal worker went into a receiving pit without his supervisor’s knowledge or permission and basically drowned in the accumulated grain.

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan, summary of Policy changes made by the Workers’ Compensation Board since May
Prince Edward Island

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, a modest dip in time-loss injury rates failed to offset sharp rises in claims numbers.
Environmental Assessment

OK to Deny Environmental Assessment for Lack of ‘Social Acceptability’

Québec denied environmental certification of a proposed uranium mine.
Québec

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Québec

The federal government and Québec announced plans to jointly invest $57.5 million for St. Lawrence River conservation initiatives over the next 5 years.
threatens

Linesman Who Threatens Supervisor Gets Last Chance to Keep His Job

A hydro linesman threatens his supervisor in the face while receiving a negative performance review.