Health and Safety

Anne Naser WorkSafeBC

Construction Business

Anne Naser named new WorkSafeBC CEO

Anne Naser has been named as the new president and CEO of WorkSafeBC after an extensive global search. She will officially assume the position June 3, 2019.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

CCOHS’ Anne Tennier receives Francophone medal

Health and safety leader receives Francophone honour – Ordre de la Pléiade.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The importance of healthy indoor air quality

To achieve healthy indoor air quality, various measures can be applied, among which thorough and systematical air quality monitoring is the vital one.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Construction Business

Canada moves towards total asbestos ban

Canada announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products. The asbestos ban comes into force on Dec. 30, 2018.
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REMI Network

Morguard wins workplace safety award

For the sixth year in a row, the Morguard Corporation was honoured as one of Canada’s safest employers through Canadian Occupational Safety, a Thomson Reuters Awards Program.
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Construction Business

WorkSafeBC launches impairment awareness

With recreational cannabis use legal, WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign about workplace impairment for both employers and employees.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing damaging noise in the workplace

Work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is much more common than people think. According to WSIB thousands of Ontarians report having NIHL each year.
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REMI Network

Survey reveals workers’ attitudes towards cannabis in the workplace

Inching ever closer to legalization day, Colliers International reports 30 per cent of office workers responding to a recent survey endorse fairly lenient restrictions on cannabis use in the
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.
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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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REMI Network

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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.