Home     Training     Events     Products     Resources     Careers     Contact     Subscribe
Health and safety news for forestry, mining, paper, printing and converting sectors
April 2015
Fall arrest harness
It's here! April 1 deadline for Ontario's new mandatory Working at Heights safety training
Applies to all workers undertaking construction projects

As of April 1, 2015, the new Working at Heights Training Program Standard became mandatory for all Ontario construction projects regulated by the Regulations for Construction Projects. The new standard legislates specific requirements for specialized Working at Heights training, as well as for training providers. It's important to note 'construction activity' can occur in any industry in connection with a project...
young worker
Top 8 health and safety orders affecting
new and young workers

Ensure your workplace is safe and passes inspection


In January of this year, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) posted the latest results of a province-wide health and safety inspection blitz focused on new and young workers. According... 


Young man and woman discuss workplace safety
VIDEO: Young worker orientation - Speak Up! 
10-minute video designed to be used as part of a company's health and safety orientation for new and young workers

Speak Up! is the ideal starting point to build health and safety awareness in this most vulnerable segment of the working population: new and young workers. It is intended to be used...

Cover of Safe Workplace Ontario resource manual Updated Safe Workplace Ontario certification program with new 2015 resource manual

Includes two new standards to meet current legislation

This year, the Safe Workplace Ontario (SWO) Resource Manual was updated to ensure the program continues to meet current workplace health and safety legal requirements and reflect key...  

Printing press worker lifting stacks of paper
Health and safety snapshot of Ontario printing, platemaking and bindery workers
Musculoskeletal disorders top the list of workplace injuries
Of the almost 30,000 Ontarians who work full-time in printing, platemaking and bookbinding, the majority of lost-time injuries - injuries severe enough to cause a worker to lose time from...
Health and safety conference
Mining health and safety conference April 14-16
Workplace Safety North hosts 300 participants in Sudbury 

From April 14 to 16 in Sudbury, Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host more than 300 attendees at the annual provincial Mining Health and Safety Conference. The event brings together Ontario's mining industry, giving organizations the opportunity...
Two mine rescue volunteers standing in front of Ontario Mine Rescue vehicle
Mine Rescue - A family affair

Like father, like daughter 


Annie Bilodeau does not have much of a memory of her father, Denis, being involved in mine rescue. "Just study, lots of studying," said Annie, who nonetheless joined her father on the Barrick-Hemlo team in last year's Thunder Bay-Algoma District competition, becoming the first father-daughter pairing...


Contribute news     workplacesafetynorth.ca     1.888.730.7821 (Ontario)      

Follow us on Twitter     View our profile on LinkedIn     View our videos on YouTube   


Contact consultant-trainer          View course catalogue