Archive | Apr, 2012
Written by Jason Contant, 2008-09-01
Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine
Testicular cancer and lung cancer in non-smokers have been added to British Columbia’s list of diseases presumed to be related to work as a firefighter.
The National Day of Mourning is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.
Workers’ Memorial Day was started by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in 1984, and the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared it an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on April 28. In December 1990, this day became a national observance with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act, so that on April 28, 1991, it was officially the National Day of Mourning for persons killed or injured in the workplace; making April 28, an official Workersâ€™ Mourning Day.
Excerpt from the Government of Ontarioâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
McGuinty Government Continues to Protect Ontario Families
Ontario’s seatbelt law celebrated its 35th birthday on January 1, 2011
Today, 92.8 per cent of all Ontarians buckle up – that’s up from just 17.2 per cent who wore seatbelts before the mandatory law took effect.
Excerpt from the Government of Newfoundlandâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
The Department of Government Services announced today that Concord Paving Limited has been charged with violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in relation to a fatal accident that occurred in May 2009. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Branch.