Safety News
March 28, 2017 - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) reports an electrical worker on the non-radiological side of the Bruce Power B received an electrical shock and was taken to hospital. He remains in stable condition.
March 9, 2017 - Following a workplace fatality, Kelvin Rowlett—a supervisor with SaskPower—was found guilty of two counts under The Saskatchewan Employment Act in Melfort Provincial Court, and fined $28,000.
February 23, 2017 - Have you or someone you know encountered electrical safety hazards or identified safety issues that, if not addressed, could have posed a serious threat?
February 9, 2017 - Konecranes Canada Inc., a company that services industrial cranes and lifting devices, pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000 after a worker was fatally injured by an electrical shock.
December 26, 2016 - Bona Building & Management Ltd.—an owner-operator of residential and commercial buildings—pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker received an electrical shock and was injured while replacing part of a light fixture.
December 15, 2016 - The Ontario Electrical Safety Authority honoured Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems and four other companies recently for its dedication to worker safety during its annual award program.
December 9, 2016 - Hoya Vision Care is buying 3M’s safety prescription eyewear business, which is part of the latter’s Safety & Graphics Business, Personal Safety division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
December 8, 2016 - What are the top barriers and issues affecting the health and safety of workplaces in Canada, and what can we do about them? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is inviting workers and employers to take part in an online survey that continues the conversation from CCOHS’ Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work”, held earlier this year in Vancouver, B.C.
October 27, 2016 - Thanks to ECAO for tipping us off to an upcoming Electrical Hazards Blitz by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, which is scheduled to run for two months, November 1 to December 31, 2016.
October 26, 2016 - A handful of utilities, among other companies, were presented with 2016 Safest Employers Awards from Canadian Occupational Safety, a workplace safety magazine, at a recent gala in Toronto.
October 12, 2016 - TSP Canada Towers Inc.—a manufacturer of wind turbines and towers in Thorold, Ont.—pleaded guilty and was fined $75,000 after a worker was critically injured when a one-ton structural steel ring fell from a storage rack.
October 3, 2016 - Congratulations to Eaton Electrical Services & Systems, Birnie Electric, Toronto Hydro and contributors to the Ontario Electrical Safety Report—all winners of a 2016 Ontario Electrical Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Authority... but there are also a few Honourable Mentions. ESA tells us more about the winners...
September 23, 2016 - A company from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 in Saskatchewan has been fined $35,000, the province reports, for violating one count under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation.
September 6, 2016 - A Birch Hills, Sask. company has been fined $23,800 after a worker was killed when equipment touched a power line.
September 2, 2016 - American workplace safety and health inspectors have cited York Metal Toll Processing Inc. for exposing employees to uncorrected electrical, crushing and respiratory hazards, as well as recurring amputation hazards.
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