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April 25, 2017
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Saskatchewan man dead after workplace accident at feed business east of Edmonton

Police say a 57-year-old man was found dead inside a grain hopper. It’s believed the man was clearing the hopper when the accident happened.


Workers claim hazardous conditions in Ottawa transit tunnel construction project

Overcrowding and poor sanitation have been endangering the health and safety of workers involved in the construction of Ottawa’s light-rail-transit tunnel system, according to the head of the Ottawa and District Labour Council.


Work refusal leads to temporary layoffs at Sterling Fuels

Disputes over safety continue to disrupt operations at the Windsor, Ont. location of Sterling Fuels Limited, as a refusal to work has caused the company to suspend work for most of the ship-offloading and -loading staff.


Forestry firm halts operations, offers condolences for deaths of three workers

Two people were killed Thursday in Woss, B.C., and RCMP Corporal Tammy Douglas confirmed Friday that a third victim died after being transported to hospital. Police said two others were also taken to hospital.


Nova Scotia Justice Department has no accessible washroom, says minister

Diana Whalen said Wednesday she was shocked to learn the government-leased Joseph Howe building was renovated two years ago without an accessible washroom that will meet new requirements.


Study on Fort McMurray blaze suggests firefighters still suffering

A new study suggests that those who battled the wildfire continue to suffer physically and mentally a year after the blaze devastated the community. One in five firefighters who attended the wildfire reported respiratory problems.
 
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When the Dust Settles

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University rooms reopened following asbestos leaks

The University of Toronto has been hit with safety grievances from the union representing its teaching assistants and contract faculty, following a trio of recent asbestos leaks in the main campus’ Medical Sciences Building. » Read More

Saskatchewan restaurant owner dies after robbers assaulted him, RCMP believe

Simon Grant, 64, was transferred from La Ronge Hospital to Saskatoon, but died Monday. » Read More
 
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MSA ALTAIR® 4XR multigas detector is real time: Safety at the speed of now

March 8, 2017 – CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – New MSA ALTAIR 4XR Multigas Detector provides (optional) real-time event notification using Bluetooth connectivity. » Read More

Uvex Hydroshield™ Anti-fog lens coating now available from Honeywell

March 6, 2017 – SMITHFIELD, RI – Honeywell announced that it has expanded the number of eye-protection products available with Uvex HydroShield™ anti-fog lens coating by seven new offerings, due to popular demand. » Read More