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Sep 2014: Ghost in the machine: Protect yourself from injury

Other articles include:

Notice of WSN Annual General Meeting, Annual Report
Workplaces at risk for dust explosion
New manager for Ontario Mine Rescue
New MOL video on underground mine inspection, ground control
IRMA drafts new standard for responsible mining
New JHSC Certification Part Two training 
VIDEO -  Lockout: Control of Energy Hazards

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Aug 2014: Update on new safety training standard for working at heights

Other articles include:

Public review of new CSA Noise Emission Declarations for Machinery ends Aug. 12
MOL announces 2014-15 individual sector plans
New provincial workplace safety campaign based on focus groups and worker surveys
How to apply new working-at-heights training standard to industrial sector
Caution advised when using vacuum trucks to remove dust
How to apply new working-at-heights training standard to mining sector
Congratulations to Barrick-Hemlo on national JT Ryan award for safety
Summer edition of Link Line mine rescue newsletter
VIDEO: Falls - Erase the Hazard

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July 2014: It's here! July 1 deadline for new mandatory training

Other articles include:

Safety group program extended another year
Leading indicators for occupational health and safety - individual benchmarking reports available
Health and safety specialists tour Ontario wood pellet plant in Temiskaming Shores region
Vale mine rescues tops in Ontario
New research report from Centre for Research in Occupational Health and Safety
Resolute Thorold Mill wins safety award
VIDEO: Safety Groups - There's safety in numbers

Click here to read July 2014 issue of Every Worker

June 2014: Predicting collisions: Telltale signs of bad drivers

Other articles include:

Safety lesson during Career Exploration Day
Fatal black bear attack a safety reminder for outdoor workers
Aftermath of BC sawmill shooting: Identifying risk factors for workplace violence
Spring edition of Link Line mine rescue newsletter
WSN article featured in Canadian HR Reporter
Kapuskasing newsprint mill wins safety award
When is it too hot to work?
Your input needed: New CSA standard for overshoe toe protectors
VIDEO: Erase the Hazard - Motor Vehicle Incidents

Click here to read the June 2014 issue of Every Worker

May 2014: Step-by-step guide: What to expect from a Ministry of Labour visit

Other articles include:

A guide to OHSA requirements for basic awareness training
Sneak peek at working-at-heights training
Have your say: occupational exposure limits
Mining health and safety conference wrap-up report and photos
Mine safety awards
VIDEO: Safe propane handling

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April 2014: Top 9 health and safety orders affecting new and young workers

Other articles include:

Prevention Office conducts public consultation on working at heights training standard
Ontario sawmills can learn from BC inspetions
Into the wild: Tree planting in northern Ontario
Health and safety training survey for new and young workers 
Mining health and safety conference sold out
Ontario mine rescue considers partnership
Mining review group starts public consultation
Follow up to printing and converting sector training pilot

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March 2014: How to prepare for MOL mandatory awareness training deadline

Other articles include:

Your opinion matters: WSN Workplace Health and Safety Survey
Health and safety primer for small business - free download from WSN
Ontario forestry safety review forums seek input
New printing sector-specific training for Joint Health and Safety Committee 
Hazard Alert - Mining: Wheel rim assembly failures
Hazard Alert - Forestry: Support heavy machinery attachments when servicing - even when the power's off
Hazard Alert - Paper, Printing, and Converting: Work safely around guardrails - never reach through or over top
Video: 5-Point Safety System

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Feb 2014: Is your job causing you pain?

Other articles include:

Hypothermia and outdoor workers
Call for entries for workplace safety awards
Video: Musculokeletal Disorders (MSDs) - Erase the Hazard
Forestry Special Hazard Bulletin: Beware machinery danger zone
Forestry health and safety research update
Mining health and safety research update
Expert on shiftwork and worker fatigue to address mining conference
Pulp and paper health and safety research update

Click here to read the February 2014 issue of Every Worker

January 2014: MOL announces new safety training standard for working at heights

Other articles include:

Ministry of Labour calls for action on workplace falls
WSN launches Erase the Hazard video campaign
Health and safety: Year in review
Hazard Alert: Skidder operator has near-miss in chipper danger zone
Medical association president to speak at mining health and safety conference
Industrial sector rings in new year with MOL inspection blitz on construction projects

Click here to read the January 2014 issue of Every Worker

Every Worker Print Annual - Jan 2014

Every Worker Print Annual features the most popular articles of 2013 from Workplace Safety North's Every Worker e-newsletters, as well as additional information and photos.

  • Interview with Dr Peter Strahlendorf on the Internal Responsibility System;
  • Interview with Dylan Short, chair of the Canadian Standards Committee on the new national health and safety training standard;
  • Information on the new provincial mandatory awareness training program;
  • Research regarding the ongoing high risk to new workers;
  • Ontario Workplace Excellence health and safety award winners;
  • Hazard alerts for mining, forestry, and pulp and paper sectors;
  • Photos from the International Mines Rescue Body Conference held in Niagara Falls with a field trip to Sudbury.