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November 2015
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Key changes to Joint Health and Safety certification training
New health and safety training law March 1, 2016 

New training legislation designed to improve the quality and consistency of training for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members comes into effect on March 1, 2016, and applies to all Ontario workplaces with 20 or more employees. The new standards established by the Ontario Ministry of Labour's Chief Prevention Officer contain specific criteria that must be met for approval of both JHSC certification training programs...
2016 Safety Group registration due Dec. 11
Improve your health and safety program, share potential rebate 

Applications to join the 2016 Safety Group program are currently being accepted by Ontario health and safety association staff until December 11, 2015. If you're not already a member, you can learn more about the benefits and opportunities of membership...
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Winter is coming: What to wear for outdoor work
Avoid cotton and goose down to help prevent hypothermia  

In Ontario, working outside during a Canadian winter can leave workers susceptible to illnesses like hypothermia or injuries from frost bite. Hypothermia happens when the body's core temperature drops below what is required for normal... 
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Dealing with Chicots
Alert: December a deadly month for falling, rotted trees
If you're out in the bush this winter, you should know that chicots, hang-ups and freestanding trees can be deathtraps. A gust of wind, vibration from equipment, heavy snowfall, or freezing and thawing soil can suddenly cause a chicot to fall. If you enter an...
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WSN staff and Fleming award winners Logging company wins two health and safety awards
Fleming's Trucking and Logging celebrates double win

Northern Ontario logging company, Fleming's Trucking and Logging, has won two top provincial awards from health and safety association Workplace Safety North (WSN). The annual WSN...  
WSN staff with ACCO award winners
Mississauga paper converting company wins health and safety award
ACCO Brands Canada celebrates recognition
Mississauga paper converter ACCO Brands Canada has won the top provincial award from its health and safety association Workplace Safety North (WSN).  The annual award recognizes..
WSN staff with Kidd winners
World's deepest base metal mine wins health and safety award
Second trophy for Kidd Operations, a Glencore company

For the second time in three years, the world's deepest base metal mine has won the top provincial award from the Ontario...
IMRC 2016 announcement
Preparing to welcome the world

Ontario Mine Rescue to host international competition 


International Mines Rescue Competition 2016 hosts - Workplace Safety North (WSN) and Ontario Mine Rescue (OMR) - are preparing to welcome the mine rescue world to Sudbury next...


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