News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Sep 4
2014

2-Minute News from the ISHA

To read online click here. Safety Talk: Dump Trucks – Workers in Vicinity Proposal to classify truck drivers as skilled workers Training spotlight: Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management Request for comments on implementing the GHS in Canada IHSA’s Annual General Meeting September 17 Safety Talk: Dump Trucks – Workers in Vicinity Dump trucks have tipped over […]

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Posted:
Aug 19
2014

Health Canada – Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

Please see the following information regarding the Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation. Note: the final day for comments is September 8, 2014 Health Canada has released the proposed Hazardous Products Regulation in the Canada Gazette Part 1 for public comment. The proposed regulation will implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in […]

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Posted:
Aug 15
2014

IRONWORKER MANAGEMENT PROGRESSIVE ACTION COOPERATIVE TRUST (IMPACT)

Visits with Contractors in Toronto, Ontario Dr. Cindy Menches, P.E., is the IMPACT Director of Contractor Training and Development. She will be visiting Toronto, Ontario from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28 to attending the 2014 Ironworkers International Apprentice Competition. During her time in Toronto, Dr. Menches would like to meet with Ironworker Contractors […]

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Posted:
Aug 11
2014

Is a Drug-Free Workplace a Thing of the Past?

Medical Marijuana Creates a Buzz for Employers Article from MANAGEMENT COUNSEL Employment and Labour Law Update – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Marijuana use for recreational purposes is currently illegal in Canada. However, for the more than 40,000 Canadians who legally use the drug for medical purposes, obtaining it has recently become a lot easier. Effective April 1, 2014, medical […]

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Posted:
Jul 31
2014

SteelDay 2014 is September 19!

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction is proud to present SteelDay 2014. The day will be an interactive and networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry. Across the nation – steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, […]

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Posted:
Jul 31
2014

An Update from Chief Prevention Officer George Gritziotis and the Prevention

by George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer Original article appeared in Inside Prevention – Summer 2014 Edition  (download original article here) A short update on the latest occupational health and safety activity at the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Office We’ve just introduced the Healthy and Safe Ontario Workplaces strategy, which is exactly that roadmap. We’ve used statistical […]

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Posted:
Jul 23
2014

News Release from the Ontario Ministry of Labour

Supporting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers Province Strengthening Worker Protections, Making Minimum Wage More Predictable July 16, 2014 11:10 A.M.   Ministry of Labour Following Ontario’s June 1, 2014 minimum wage increase to $11, the province is introducing legislation today to provide more fairness for both employees and businesses, and ensure its minimum wage keeps pace with the […]

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