November 2015

My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS ?

Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place t

Alberta Company Charged $3 Million in Overweight Safety Fines

A company in Edmonton, Alberta has been fined $3M in overweight safety fines for violations occurring over a one month period. In over 1900 trips to a waste management the co

Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led

Paris Attacks: Is Your Workplace Prepared for an Act of Terrorism?

The risk of terrorist attacks is something that every employer—at a minimum—should consider and, if necessary, prepare for in its emergency response planning. The rece

Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare Workers

It's a sad fact that workers who help ill and injured people are frequently the victims of violence. Workers in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities suffe

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