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Car Camera Could Have Its Eye On You

A twin camera system that spies on drivers and warns them if they appear about to be falling asleep has been developed in Australia. The device also alerts drivers who

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Hazards Over Troubled Water

Bridge Maintenance Dangers Span Decades Think of hazards faced by bridge workers and you'll likely picture a beehive of construction activity on a new bridge. Once the wor

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Worker Claims Machine Is Too Dangerous to Use but OHS Inspector Disagrees

An assistant press operator at a wet-process hardboard mill manufacturing plant filed a formal safety complaint contending that a 25-year-old lift platform was dangerously de

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Ask The Expert: Can We Pay Students Less than Other Temporary Employees in Ontario?

QUESTION Under Ontario law, can we pay students different wage rates than other temporary employees hired during the same timeframe?   ANSWER Yes, but only in ve

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Canadian Company Not Responsible for Collapse of Supplier’s Bangladesh Plant

Workers caught in a disastrous clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh in which over 1,000 people were killed went to Ontario court to sue the upstream Canadian company for w

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OK to Fire Driver for Viewing Porn on Company Computer

The truck driver’s first mistake was using the computer in the lunch room to view porn when he thought nobody was around. His second mistake was falsely denying it after he

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