health and safety

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May 14, 2019
This originally appeared at the National Observer   On Nov. 17, 2017, a worker at the Recochem plant in Milton, Ont., tripped and fell into a plastic bottle-making machine and suffered critical and permanent injury. The bottles weren't coming out right and the worker had gone to the top of the blow...
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Jan 15, 2018
On April 9. 2015, Andy Sokhan texted Gordon Graham saying that he thought that the crane that he was operating was dangerous. Graham, a supervisor for the construction company Forma-Con told Sokhan that if it the crane could be dangerous to use, it should be shut down. The crane was being used to...
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Oct 2, 2012
  Diesel engine exhaust has long been considered a significant threat to worker and public health. However, it’s now officially considered a human carcinogen. Similar to asbestos and silica, diesel engine exhaust is now recognized as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on...
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Sep 27, 2012
  In an important development, Canada's Industry Minister, Christian Paradis, announced September 14 that Canada would drop its efforts to prevent the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a dangerous substance under the Rotterdam Convention. This may be a turning point in international efforts to ban...
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Sep 19, 2012
For nearly a century, studies have consistently shown that newly hired workers are more likely to be injured than those with longer job tenures. Recent research from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) confirms this finding and shows that higher risk of work-related injury for new workers has...
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Sep 13, 2012
Expressing outrage over the negligence of government authorities, IndustriALL Global Union launched a LabourStart campaign today, calling on the government of Pakistan to investigate and punish those responsible and compensate the workers who have died or been injured. Various reports indicate that...
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