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More than one-quarter (27 per cent) of Canadian workers report being fatigued most days or every day during a typical work week, which has consequences for safety, performance and productivity, according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada.
September 26, 2016 • Category: Health Page Stories
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New website helps Canadians work safely in the sun Sun Safety at Work Canada (SSAWC), a Ryerson University-led national research project, is launching supporting workplaces in helping protect their employees from the dangers of sun exposure.
Friday, 16 September 2016 09:37
FREDERICTON (CP) — Nine Canadian soldiers, injured Wednesday in a training accident at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, were all released from hospital by late afternoon.
Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:09
Safer workplaces, better outcomes for injured workers and operational and financial improvements have left Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in its strongest position in decades, according to WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:36
  • Columns
    Few managers deliberately set out to hurt, sicken or kill people in their organization. Yet many managers (often unconsciously) accept that there will always be some injuries and, regrettably, maybe even a death. Many times these incidents are called "accidents." Too often, they are the predictable outcome of a culture,…
    Written by Jim Clemmer
    Monday, 26 September 2016 15:59
    Every Canadian workers’ compensation system regulator has to deal with the problem of fraud. Fraud comes in many forms and is typically defined as “a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial gain.” Fraud always has an element of deliberate deception to secure unfair personal gain. Fraud can…
    Written by Norm Keith
    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:40
    For the very first time in Nova Scotia, a business owner was sentenced to jail time for charges under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act. In May, the Nova Scotia Provincial Court dealt with the case of Joseph Isnor who was charged on three counts under the act for…
    Written by Maurice Dransfeld
    Monday, 12 September 2016 12:17
  • Canada's Safest Employers
    Nominations now closed for 2016 awards Thank you to everyone who applied for an award. We received a large number of truly impressive applications. The process is underway for selecting the winners. Visit for the next steps and for more information. 

    Winners will be revealed at the gala on Oct. 24 in Toronto and profiled in the October/November issue.
  • Safety Leader of the Year

    Nominations for the 2016 Safety Leader of the Year are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding safety professional. The winner will be profiled in the December/January issue. 

    Find out more about the COS Safety Leader of the Year program and past winners.

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