Ontario to increase workplace inspections amid COVID-19 threat

The province will notably target big box stores

Ontario adds 1,000 workers in case and contact management workforce

‘We are significantly boosting our ability to respond to the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the province’

Ontario doctors recommend improvements to long-term care

‘The situation in our long-term care homes is dire and heartbreaking’

Emergency staff, physicians to get vaccinated in Alberta satellite clinics

‘We want to get as many priority health-care workers vaccinated as quickly as we can in order to protect the most vulnerable among us’

CRTC launches consultation on framework to address malware within Canadian networks

'With the launch of this proceeding, we are aiming to better protect Canadian individuals, businesses and institutions against damaging botnet activity.'

What exactly is going on in Ontario?

This week the province announced new stay-at-home measures

Four things you need to know about SAD

How can employers support workers suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Nova Scotia makes testing mandatory for rotational workers

‘Mandatory testing will provide workers, their families and their communities an additional layer of protection’

Saskatchewan invests $2.5 million for schools’ safety

‘This funding will provide additional support for independent schools that have seen increased enrolments due to the pandemic’

OPINION

Trends in Health and Safety 2021

"Most of the trends in 2021 are coloured by the biggest story of 2020"

"Many lives will be saved as a result of this bill"

COVID: Navigating the return to work

Employers and safety professionals need to accept that we are operating in a 'new normal' and that these exceptional times demand the implementation of exceptional measures — which need to be respected

A career in safety

For his last column with COS, safety consultant Dave Fennell looks back on his long career in health and safety and how the profession has evolved over the last few decades

Risk assessment and workplace harassment

Need to comply with the new workplace harassment and violence prevention regulations? Our legal expert Cathy Chandler says you may need to start with a risk assessment

PROFILES

My Safety Moment – Lisa Beech-Hawley

Beech-Hawley is a health and safety program manager for Ontario Power Generation

Bringing hope after tragedy

Shirley Hickman, executive director of Threads of Life, on the organization’s mission in 2020 and beyond

PRODUCTS

LAB'AIR indoor air quality test kit

SolAirEau Group has unveiled LAB'AIR, a new pre-programmed air quality test kit

Guardian Fall Protection Cable Leading Edge Lanyard

Pure Safety Group's brand Guardian Fall Protection introduces new cable lanyard