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October 2015
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New health and safety e-learning courses now available
Workplace Safety North joins forces with Canadian Centre
for Occupational Health and Safety

WSN has joined forces with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to offer eight new e-learning programs, four of them free of charge. Seven of the eight new courses are available in English and French, and all courses cover topics that are of particular interest to the sectors served by WSN. "Workplace Safety North is really pleased to...
Tim Bremner WSN Board of Directors WSN announces new board member

Mining engineer views health and safety as centre
of workplace culture


Workplace Safety North (WSN) is pleased to welcome its newest board member, mining engineer Tim Bremner. "I've been in the industry since 1974," says Bremner. "I began working in the field... 


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October is Global Ergonomics Month
Free tools, apps and resources for your workplace

Global Ergonomics Month is an annual event to raise awareness of ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorder hazards in the workplace. Check out Pains & Strains in the Workplace Tool for...
Video: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Free resources complement your workplace orientation program


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for almost half of all lost-time claims in Ontario. These pains and strains take a toll on productivity, worker morale and quality of life. View video and free resources include physical demands analysis, posters, more...


Tom Welton welcomes conference participants Photo recap: Safety Centennial Conference

Forestry, pulp and paper health and safety association turns 100


Conference welcome: Tom Welton, Industrial Director at Workplace Safety North, welcomed participants and recognized the contributions of committee members who organized the event held September 24, 2015, at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder...  

Northern meeting dates for WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Program (formerly SCIP)
Autumn sessions scheduled  in Espanola, Fort Frances, North Bay, Orillia, Parry Sound, Pembroke, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Timmins. The Small Business Health and Safety Program (formerly Safe Communities Incentive Program or SCIP), offered...
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Reminder: New mining health and safety guidelines from Ontario Ministry of Labour
Government issues guides for surface, underground mines 

This summer, the Ontario Ministry of Labour issued three new mining guidelines on (1) safe and reliable braking systems, (2) requirements and hazards involving tire and wheel assemblies....
Mine Rescue Officer instructs student
Ontario Mine Rescue goes to university 


While thousands of new and returning university students enjoying Frosh Week crowded the streets of Queen's University in Kingston, a handful of mining engineering students started class early by taking the Introductory Mine Rescue Course for Students. "I jumped at the opportunity," said Chris Zegerac, one of the...


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