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trades training

Injuries to young workers declining in Nova Scotia

As more young people enter the workforce, workers and employers in Nova Scotia are being encouraged to make workplace safety a priority.
Mexico

ISSA reveals expansion plans for Mexico show

An additional curriculum geared specifically to cleaning and maintenance professionals is set to be part of a new and improved ISSA Show Mexico 2019.
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Alberta to implement mandatory training for new commercial truck drivers

Training for new commercial truck drivers in Alberta is set to become mandatory in the wake of the Humboldt bus crash. Transportation Minister Brian Mason
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Ottawa residents near Bluesfest fight public urination

Residents in an Ottawa neighbourhood have voiced their displeasure at concertgoers trespassing and urinating on their properties. The Bluesfest is currently underway in the capital
ryder

Ryder announces reopening of maintenance facility in Quebec

Truck rental company Ryder has announced the reopening of its 17,500-square-foot, newly renovated maintenance and rental facility in Boucherville, Quebec.
hospital

C. difficile rates plummet in Canadian hospitals

Clostridium difficile rates in Canadian hospitals dropped 36 per cent between 2009 and 2015, a new study has revealed. The report, published in the Canadian
Cleaning4aReason

ISSA receives Silver Level Power of A award

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has been awarded the presigious Silver Level Power of A award from ASAE.
desk

How germs and bacteria thrive on school desks

Bacteria and fungi found on school desks comes overwhelmingly from the children sitting at them, a new study has revealed.
beaconsfield

Montreal suburb moves to ban leaf blowers during summer

Beaconsfield, Quebec has moved one step closer to banning the use of leaf blowers during summer months after a motion was passed.
discredited firefighting foams

Makers of discredited firefighting foams sued

The suit seeks to hold the companies liable for contamination that the chemical formulas, PFOS and PFOA, caused to soil and water in the vicinity of four airports in New York State.
New Brunswick

NB motorists urged to exercise caution while driving as summer construction gets underway

With summer road construction underway, motorists in New Brunswick have been reminded to exercise caution while driving. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and officials
mosquitoes

Researches discover possible pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations

Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some areas and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.
first aid

BC set to introduce new first aid training requirements

First aid attendants are a lifeline for those who become injured or ill in the workplace. In order to cover a broader spectrum of medical
lyme disease

Lyme disease: Tips to avoid ticks and sickness

Ticks carry the potential for spreading Lyme disease, a serious bacterial infection that can have severe symptoms if not caught early.
pesticide

Health Canada proposes ‘significant restrictions’ on pesticide to help protect bees

Health Canada has proposed implementing “significant restrictions” on a common pesticide to help protect bees. The Government of Canada has said it will consult with
Alberta

What Alberta’s health and safety changes mean for employers

A new OHS system come into effect in Alberta on June 1, a move the province promises will better protect workers and ensure their rights.
emergency

Emergency preparedness tips ahead of National Safety Month

June marks the start of National Safety Month in Canada, a campaign aimed at reducing leading causes of injury and death in the workplace, on