Safety News
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 powerline.
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.
August 23, 2016 - CS Wind Canada Inc.—a manufacturer of wind turbine towers—pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by moving components of a tower under construction.
August 3, 2016 - Federal investigators in the U.S. have found the electrocution of a 43 year-old welder could have been prevented if his employer had de-energized conductors and followed electrical safe work practices at a Missouri machine shop.
July 25, 2016 - Horizon Utilities has announced it is the first Canadian electric utility to earn the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard CSA Z1000-14 certification from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
July 19, 2016 - Congratulations to Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (an Oakville Enterprise Corporation company) for winning MySafeWork and eCompliance’s First Annual David Ellis Award for excellence in workplace safety!
July 18, 2016 - OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the U.S. has cited Macy’s department store in Aventura, Fla. for exposing employees to risks due to repeated violations related to electric shock hazards and other safety hazards.
July 13, 2016 - Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, a.k.a. aerial work platforms, AWPs), are useful keeping T&D lines clear. That’s why the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree-cutting to ensure operators work safely at height.

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