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August 2013
Driver view of logging road
How social norms put the brakes on bad driving habits
Research shows a little nudge with 'Positive Community Norms' helps improve driver safety 

Motor vehicle incidents in Ontario account for more than 38 percent of all worker traumatic fatalities, and now, a recent study has found that encouraging workers to speak up about risky driving behaviour in the workplace - using a technique called 'Positive Community Norms' - can be a powerful tool to reinforce social norms about safe driving. Transforming road safety...

MOL LogoMOL 2013-14 sector plans now available

Annual enforcement plans outline what inspectors look for



The Ministry of Labour's targeted workplace inspections are the cornerstone of its Safe At Work Ontario strategy, now entering into its sixth year. The ministry develops annual enforcement...


Health Canada, OSHA agreement to align hazardous communication standards

Canada and U.S. work to reduce systematic barriers

Canadian Safety Reporter

An agreement to collaborate on implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling - along...


No premium rate increases for 2014

WSIB announces stable rates for employers


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has announced that all premium rates will be maintained at current levels for all employers in 2014. The WSIB says this decision provides stability for employers as the WSIB, in consultation with stakeholders...


Video screenshot - student winners
Award-winning health and safety videos

Universal safety message compelling in any language


Quebec students' creativity is featured in this series of compelling workplace safety videos. Click on 'Winners/gagnants - 2012/2013' in upper left screen to see the whole roster. Great ice- breaker for safety presentations especially for young workers...


MOL Worker Training Workbook
Health and safety awareness training workbooks available free from ServiceOntario
Enforcement of Bill 160 expected in 2014

Ministry of Labour health and safety awareness workbooks for workers and supervisors - and their accompanying employer...

WSIB heat stress awareness poster
Heat stress can be a killer

In 2001, a bakery worker in Barrie died of heat stress during a heat wave. The outdoor temperature that day was 34 C, and the temperature inside the bakery was 46 C. Lack of water and not enough rest breaks were blamed. In 2002 in the United States ...

WSN Health and Safety Video - Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment: No Time Like Now

16-minute video is a solid training or refresher resource that demonstrates the importance of strong safety culture


This video shows how a thoughtful, proactive approach that identifies, assesses and controls risks in the workplace can...

Ergonomics for truckers
Video: Ergonomics for truckers
3-minute video excellent training resource with captions available in six languages

Truck drivers often sit for long periods of time, which puts stress on the lower back. This video identifies things truck drivers can...

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases
Protecting outdoor workers from tick bites and Lyme disease
At-risk occupations include those who work in park and wildlife management, groundskeepers, loggers, construction workers, farmers, fishers, camp counsellors, landscape workers...
MOL mine inspector
HEALTH & SAFETY: Ontario to step up enforcement

Canadian Mining Journal


Ontario mine operators should be aware that the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is once again increasing its enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) in mining operations in July and August 2013 as part of the province's... 


Schulich School of Business Research 2013 magazine cover
Mining Rescue Communications: A Matter of Life and Death
York U Spotlight on Research 2013 features Dr. Mary Waller's research with Ontario mine rescue
Schulich School of Business

Mary Waller's latest research project could make the difference between life and death for a trapped miner someday. The...

International Mines Rescue Body logo

China, Poland, Australia, UK, India, more to attend international mine rescue conference in Canada

Register by Aug 30 to guarantee pricing and accommodation for Niagara Falls conference Oct 6 to 10 + optional Sudbury trip


You're invited! Hosted by the Canadian mining industry, Canadian Association of Chief Inspectors of Mines, Canadian mine rescue...
Link Line mine rescue newsletter Summer 2013
Latest edition of Link Line features 2013 provincial competition award winners

Photo gallery, volunteer recognition, IMRB conference, more


Link Line mine rescue newsletter is published three times a year. Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North (WSN), has trained and equipped thousands of volunteers who... 


Paper, printing, and converting printing press
Research report on printing press danger zones
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail releases new study

In 2006, a survey of the safest common practices relating to interventions on printing presses, including several danger...

Industrial hygiene guide for safe use of isocyanates
Chemical can be harmful to skin and respiratory system


Isocyanates are used in the production of paints and coatings to create weather-resistant surfaces. They are also used to make building materials (for example, Styrofoam, flexible foams...
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