OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: British Columbia

lightly lower injury rates and higher fatality totals were the headliners in WorkSafeBC’s 2016 Annual Report.

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: New Brunswick

New Brunswick, the frequency and severity of work injuries in garages and auto repair sites across the province is abnormally high.
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OK to Fire Bus Driver for Using Cellphone While Driving

She was shuttling a work crew at the time and knew that picking up the phone violated the company’s zero tolerance no-using-cellphones-while-driving policy.

OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Alberta

Alberta’s OHS laws are in for a major overhaul and stage 1 in the process ends today when hearings close on an MOL discussion paper outlining potential changes.

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.

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 — September 2017

In this issue of the newsletter, we discuss, among other topics, how to keep your workplace drug-free after marijuana is legalized, Ontario “construction project” rules, fitness for duty & substance abuse policy. Download a PDF of the issue below.

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.

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.
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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.