Health and Safety

Alberta

REMI Network

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.
hospital

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
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Back safety campaign launched in Alberta

A campaign promoting back safety in the workplace has been launched by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). Save Our Backs aims to update
the cannabis act

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The Cannabis Act: What employers need to know

The forthcoming Cannabis Act raises a number of questions regarding workplace safety, particularly for dangerous and hazardous jobs.
augmented reality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

AR tech a turning point for future cleaning sector

The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
health and safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Carleton U steps up health and safety response

Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
WorkSafeBC safety injuries

Construction Business

WorkSafeBC plan to reduce construction injuries

WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the construction sector. Falls from height is the highest risk.
mould

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Thinking outside the mould in maintenance

Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.
prompt payment

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Ontario hikes fines for workplace health and safety

Ontario has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't comply with workplace health and safety standards.
musculoskeletal disorders

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New e-course targets musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders often result from common physical and psychosocial demands in the workplace.
healthcare

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Healthcare workers often go to work sick: study

Healthcare workers in clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, often refuse to stay home from work when experiencing influenza-like symptoms.
hotel housekeepers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
radon

REMI Network

Yukon first to require radon testing in child care centres

Yukon will soon be the first jurisdiction in Canada to make radon testing a licensing requirement for child care facilities.
asbestos in the workplace

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E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launched an e-course to help recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.
bacteria

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Canada cracks down on antimicrobial resistance

Canada is taking new steps to confront the reality of antimicrobial resistance, one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today.
storage rack

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B.C. storage rack regulations take effect 2018

New resource guides help navigate the Occupational Health and Safety storage rack regulation coming into effect January 2018.
wasp

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Getting wasps to buzz off your facility

Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.