Ontario

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Ontario

Ontario, there’s no scientific evidence that exposure to aluminum causes general adverse health effects.
Nunavut

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Nunavut

Last year, the Nunavut government raised eyebrows by dropping plans to ban development in caribou calf breeding grounds in favour of a system allowing for case-by-case approval.
Nova Scotia

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia added 11 species to its endangered/threatened list.
Northwest Territories

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories is seeking public input on how to develop a carbon pricing plan incentivizing industry to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Newfoundland

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland has approved funding of 62 Seafood Innovation and Transition Program projects so far this year, as opposed to 37 for all of last year.
Jailed

Employee Jailed for Impaired Driving Gets His Job Back—But at a Price

More than a month after a cleaning worker’s disappearance, a hospital assumed he had abandoned his job and officially terminated his employment.

Business Case for Safety: Use Victim Accounts to Humanize Need for MSD Prevention

MSD statistics are essential but they don’t tell the whole story.
workplace violence

Compliance Audit Gameplan: Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Workplace Violence?

The 12 things you need to do to protect from workplace violence.
stress

No Workers’ Comp for Security Guard with Preexisting Mental Stress

A correctional officer claimed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefits after seeing an inmate jump to his death from a high pole.
Manitoba

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Manitoba

Manitoba, make sure you extend your workplace smoking ban to e-cigarettes to comply with new laws take effect prohibiting e-cigarettes in indoor places where conventional tobacco products are currently banned.