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Jan 2016: What's new and changing for occupational health and safety in 2016

Other articles include:

How to meet legislated training standards for both WHMIS 1998 and 2015
The big northern Ontario picture for workplace safety: An interview with Dwight Harper, WSN Chair
Video, information sheet, training: Safe Propane Handling
New logging safety information package
Ergonomic leading practices for workers in paper, printing and converting sector
New key hazard assessment service for mining sector
New faces and a sad goodbye: Staff updates from Ontario Mine Rescue

Click here to read January 2016 issue of Every Worker

Dec 2015: Occupational health and safety: 2015 in review

Other articles include:

Holiday message from Workplace Safety North
How occupational health and safety in Ontario has changed over the past 6 years: Interview with Bill Shaver, founding chair of WSN
Video, manual, training: Safe Chainsaw Use
Every minute counts: Emergency response planning
Share your industry alerts using online form
Call for Papers - Mining Conference
Retirement notes from the underground: Alex Gryska on the evolution of the Ontario mine rescue program from 1975 to 2015

Click here to read December 2015 issue of Every Worker

Nov 2015: New health and safety training law March 1, 2016

Other articles include:

2016 Safety Group registration due Dec. 11
Winter is coming: What to wear for outdoor work
Video and Info package: Dealing with Chicots
Logging company wins two health and safety awards
Mississauga paper converting company wins health and safety award
World's deepest base metal mine wins health and safety award
Preparing to welcome the world: Ontario Mine Rescue to host international competition

Click here to read November 2015 issue of Every Worker

Oct 2015: New health and safety e-learning courses now available

Other articles include:

WSN announces new board member
October is Global Ergonomics Month
Video: Musculoskeletal Disorders
Photo recap: Safety Centennial Conference
Northern meeting dates for WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Program (formerly SCIP)
Reminder: New mining health and safety guidelines from Ontario Ministry of Labour
Ontario Mine Rescue goes to university

Click here to read October 2015 issue of Every Worker


Sep 2015: Workplace health and safety award winners announced

Other articles include:

Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner
Video: 100 years of Ontario occupational health and safety in under 2 minutes
Speakers and sessions announced for health and safety centennial conference
Babine Forest Products inquest verdict issued
Welcome to new Chief Mine Rescue Officer
Sudbury study to examine mental health of miners
Upcoming training and events

Click here to read September 2015 issue of Every Worker


Jul-Aug 2015: Top 6 occupational health and safety resources for businesses with fewer than 50 employees

Other articles include:

Safety Group program extended through 2016
Hazard Alert: Worker dies when utility cover breaks under weight of equipment
Video: Forestry health and safety centennial
Infographic: Health and safety snapshot of Ontario workers in corrugated box industry sector
New Ministry of Labour mining guidelines
Vale West tops in mine rescue

Click here to read Jul-Aug 2015 issue of Every Worker


June 2015: Top 7 significant changes to federal WHMIS law

Other articles include:

Can't stand the heat? Tips on managing heat stress
Have your say on labour and employment laws
Video: High voltage powerlines
Kapuskasing newsprint mill wins safety award
From the archives: 'The felling of a Red Pine under difficult circumstances'
New director announced for Ontario mining sector
Provincial competition countdown underway

Click here to read June 2015 issue of Every Worker

May 2015: Implications of mine safety review for all Ontario workplaces

Other articles include:

WSN now approved trainer for Working at Heights
MOL announces workplace health and safety inspection blitz schedule for 2015-2016
Video: You're Responsible Too
Occupational health and safety snapshot for Ontario loggers
Forestry, pulp and paper health and safety centennial conference in Thunder Bay
Photo recap: 2015 Mining health and safety conference
Mine rescue competition season underway

Click here to read May 2015 issue of Every Worker

Apr 2015: It's here! April 1 deadline for Ontario's new mandatory Working at Heights safety training

Other articles include:

Top 8 health and safety orders affecting new and young workers
Video: Young worker orientation - Speak Up!
Updated Safe Workplace Ontario certification program with new 2015 resource manual
Health and safety snapshot of Ontario printing, platemaking and bindery workers
Ontario mining health and safety conference April 14-16
Mine Rescue - A family affair

Click here to read April 2015 issue of Every Worker

Mar 2015: Call for entries - Ontario workplace health and safety awards

Other articles include:

New tools to help businesses improve occupational health and safety performance
Canadian website keeps you current on new and existing WHMIS requirements in each jurisdiction
Updated online safety training for tree planters
Leading Practices: Mill Yard Traffic Management Plan
UBC Student team gets results with a little help from Ontario Mine Rescue
Hazard Alert: Critical importance of a check-in system
Hazard Alert: Buyer beware - Defective material carries fraudulent CSA mark

Click here to read March 2015 issue of Every Worker