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Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. The 41 winning companies were celebrated at a gala event in Toronto on Oct. 24.
Updated Ontario Human Rights Commission policy on drug and alcohol testing gives valuable guidance on protecting rights
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched its updated policy on drug and alcohol testing on Oct. 13.
In the spirit of Global Ergonomics Month, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors will be looking for hazards that could lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the health-care industry throughout October.
Management systems were all the rage in the 1990s and like many things since then, the meaning of “safety management system” has changed. These days we see the possibility of a new ISO 45001 standard for safety management systems, which has reignited the discussion. Management systems are simply a structured…
As a wellness professional, I have a strong need to provide practical, useable information. One method that has stood the test of time is to build the platform of awareness no matter what the health topic is. Awareness is the first step toward behaviour change but it is often undervalued…
It has been four months since a wildfire called the “Beast” began just outside Fort McMurray, Alta. The fire that swept through the community and continued to burn for a month was eventually put out. The fire left a path of destruction visible from space. Premier Rachel Notely articulated her commitment to…
Canada's Safest Employers
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 safestemployers.com 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.