Oil Spill

CN Fined $2.25 Million for Bissell Fuel Yard Oil Spill

Environmental officials traced the source of oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River to the Canadian National Railway fuel station.
energy company

Solicitor-Client Privilege Doesn’t Make Entire Investigation Record Off-Limits

An energy company refused to give OHS officials any materials from its internal investigation.
Alberta

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Alberta

Alberta:Public consultations are taking place on the government taskforce’s recommendations on what industry should be required to do to implement the 100 megatonne limit on oil sands emissions.
drug Addictions

Supreme Court: Worker’s Drug Addiction No Excuse for Safety Violation

Workers with drug addictions create potential hazards.

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Federal

Federal: July 12: Strict new OHS asbestos rules cut the OEL for asbestos from 1 to 0.1 fibre per cubic centimetre.
calendar

OHS Compliance Calendar: Upcoming deadlines, regulatory changes and enforcement events you need to prepare...

Heads up: federal WHMIS compliance inspections start in October.

OHS Insider — August 2017

In this issue of the newsletter, we discuss, among other topics, working at heights training deadline, Ontario “construction project” rules, OHS policy to hold supervisors accountable for safety and supreme court nixes mine worker’s drug addiction excuse for safety violations.

Upcoming Webinar: 3 Keys to Effective Use of Online Training Content

Date: August 23, 2017 Time: 9am-10am PST Speaker: Natae Bugg, MS, CSP, Chief Safety Officer, Bongarde Register: Click Here Aside from going digital, safety training really hasn’t changed...

Confined Space Management in Industrial Settings: An Engineer’s Perspective

Date: July 19, 2017 Slides Click here Speaker: Matthew Allen, M.Eng., P.Eng. [vimeo 226182684 w=640 h=360] The presentation will review the elements of managing confined spaces in industrial...
Vertical Fall Hazards

Fall Protection: Are You Doing Enough to Protect Workers from Vertical Fall Hazards?

A fall protection assessment and compliance game plan for any and every part of Canada.