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Health and safety news for forestry, mining, paper, printing and converting sectors
March 2015
Safety awards information sheet
Call for entries: Ontario workplace health and safety awards
March 15 deadline

Workplace Safety North (WSN), the occupational health and safety expert for Ontario forestry, mining, and paper, printing, and converting sectors, announces the call for entries for its Workplace Excellence (WE) Awards program. "It's important to recognize the efforts of workplaces that make health and safety a priority," says Candys Ballanger-Michaud, WSN President and CEO. "They lead the way and set the tone for their sectors. That's why...
New tools to help businesses improve occupational health and safety performance 

Ontario companies participate in leading indicators project 


An occupational health and safety (OHS) research project aims to make leading indicator information a key part of decision-making through the development of two new technological tools... 


Canadian map of jurisdictions
Canadian website keeps you current on new and existing WHMIS requirements in each jurisdiction
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

WHMIS 2015 is here - Canada's requirements for workplace chemicals will be updated as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is incorporated...
Cracked ball valve

Buyers beware: Defective material carries fraudulent CSA mark


What happened? A worker was injured when a ball valve on a water line broke and he fell backward to get out of the way of the rush of water, injuring his back. Why did it happen? It was discovered that the valve was defective; a counterfeit part with...


Updated online safety training for tree planters
SafePlanting.com helps rookie and veteran planters

SafePlanting.com is an online health and safety training program designed to give prospective tree planters the knowledge they need to perform this demanding work safely. Created by provincial forestry health and safety association, Workplace...

Mill Yard Traffic Management Plan
Mill Yard Traffic Management Plan
New leading practices - free download
A mill yard traffic management plan provides important, life-saving guidance and direction to workers, contractors, and visitors to ensure the safety of pedestrians, and the safe flow of all vehicles and equipment traffic."Wherever you have a constant flow of...
Tag-in Tag-out Board
The critical importance of a check-in system

WSN would like to stress the importance of following company procedures in relation to the use of the Tag-in/Tag-out boards. The implications of not knowing how many people are underground, or who they are, is vast. Each tag represents a...
Mine rescue UBC students
UBC Student team gets results with a little help from Ontario Mine Rescue 


With a little help from Ontario Mine Rescue (OMR), a student mine rescue team from the University of British Columbia (UBC) placed first in the underground event and in incident command to finish second overall at the 2015 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency...

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