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July 2014
It's here! July 1 deadline for Ontario's new mandatory health and safety awareness training
New assessment and record keeping tools available from MOL  
On July 1, 2014, George Gritziotis, Ontario Chief Prevention Officer, celebrates two things: Canada's birthday, and the new law enforcing mandatory health and safety awareness training for workers and supervisors. "This awareness training will lay the foundation for building a strong occupational health...
Safety group program extended another year 

Northern Ontario Safety Group shares $1.4 million rebate 


If you want to make your workplace safer, join Safety Groups! It was recently announced the Safety Group program has been extended for the 2015 program year.  The Northern Ontario Safety Group is jointly sponsored by the four provincial health and... 


Leading indicators for occupational health and safety - individual benchmarking reports available
Participants complete a 20-min. survey and get results directly
Institute for Work & Health

Ontario workplaces are helping develop health and safety leading indicators for the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The project's aim is to identify organizational and management...
VIDEO: Safety Groups - There's safety in numbers  

Make your workplace safer, qualify for WSIB rebates


The Safety Groups Program promotes health and safety in the workplace through mentoring, pooling of resources, and sharing of best practices between member firms, their sponsor, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Along with...

Health and safety specialists tour Ontario wood pellet plant in Temiskaming Shores region


With rising global demand, European exports of wood pellets have doubled over the past couple of years, although the market is still in its infancy in North America, according to Working Forest newspaper. Recently, forestry health and safety specialists...  


forestry sawmill worker and supervisor
Increasing capacity crucial to meeting U.S. demand Housing starts expected to reach 1.4 million next year
The Working Forest

For the first time since 2008, housing starts in the US have broken the 1 million mark and are forecast by Export Development Canada to reach at least 1.4 million by next year. Overall total forestry exports are predicted to grow by 12 per cent in 2014 and..

Vale mine rescuers tops in Ontario
Photos, video, slideshow, media coverage of 2014 competition
Mine rescue volunteers from Vale Canada Ltd.'s East Mines were crowned with gold hard hats by Workplace Safety North (WSN) and Ontario Mine Rescue as the overall winners of the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Timmins, June 5 and 6, 2014. The Vale East Mines team consisted of Captain...
New research report from Centre for Research in Occupational Health and Safety 
Men's reproductive health in the mining workplace

There is accumulating evidence that some workplace environments expose workers to hazards that potentially cause reproductive health problems, many of which are preventable. In the mining  industry workers are exposed to a host of potential...

Resolute Thorold mill wins safety award
Pulp and Paper Canada magazine names 'Safest mills in Canada'
Congratulations to Resolute Forest Products mill in Thorold on being chosen as one of the safest mills in Canada for mill size Class C by Pulp and Paper Canada magazine"Our recognition comes with a lot of hard work from everyone at the mill and...  
Study: Exposure to solvent vapours can impair cognitive ability long after retirement
New study from Neurology magazine
EHS Today
Workers who are exposed to paint, glue or degreaser fumes can experience memory and thinking problems for decades after...


Sep 3-4: Practical Auxiliary Mine Ventilation Workshop, Azilda - pre-register


Sep 4: Webinar to prepare for MOL mining ground control inspection blitz - pre-register


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