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Feb 2015: What to expect from new Working at Heights training legislation

Other articles include:

New 2015 health and safety regional training schedule now available
Best practices: Vehicle, mobile equipment visibility hazards
1915-2015: Share your health and safety story
Sad farewell to Dwayne Plamondon, Mining Director at Workplace Safety North
New Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training programs
Video: Musculoskeletal Disorders - Erase the Hazard

Click here to read February 2015 issue of Every Worker

Jan 2015: What's new and changing with Ontario health and safety in 2015

Other articles include:

What's new plus 2014 year in review - a look back at most popular stories
Working at Heights safety training mandatory in 2015 under Construction Projects Regulation
Taming the deadliest professions in Ontario: 100 years of health and safety
Working safely with propane: Legislative requirement to re-certify training every 3 years
Forestry hazard alert: Hydraulics can fail - even when the power's off
Mining hazard alert: Fall of ground near scissor lift in underground mine
Paper, printing and converting hazard alert: Worker falls 12 feet during equipment maintenance

Click here to read January 2015 issue of Every Worker

Every Worker Health and Safety Annual - January 2015

Every Worker Health and Safety Annual features the most popular articles of 2014 from Workplace Safety North's Every Worker e-newsletters, as well as additional information and photos.

  • New safety training for working at heights
  • Predicting collisions: Do you have the telltale signs of a bad driver?
  • 100 Years: Workplace health and safety timeline for Ontario forestry and pulp and paper sectors
  • New and improved mining common core health and safety training
  • New JHSC Certification Part Two training programs
  • Ontario Mine Rescue news
  • Health and safety excellence in Ontario workplaces recognized by Workplace Safety North
  • Hazard Alerts for mining, forestry, and paper, printing and converting sector

Click here to download Every Worker Health and Safety Annual January 2015

Dec 2014: What clients are saying about Workplace Safety North

Other articles include:

A holiday message from Workplace Safety North
Working at Heights safety training and staff update
Extending noise protection requirements
Northern Ontario Safety Group shares in $2.1 million rebate
WSN brings together safety community for two mining symposiums in November
New Mine Rescue Officer announced
Pulp and paper safety forum in Thunder Bay
Hazard Alert and Video: Beware the chicot danger zone

Click here to read December 2014 issue of Every Worker


Nov 2014: What to expect for machine guarding inspection blitz

Other articles include:

Winter is coming: What to wear for outdoor work
2015 Ontario safety group registration due Dec 31
Safe chainsaw handling course now available to Ontario volunteer organizations
Tips for safe winter driving on logging roads
New and improved mining safety training
Mining safety report with new heat stress standard released in Ontario
Training for working safely with propane
Young worker survey on workplace safety training
VIDEO: Safe Use of Machinery - Erase the Hazard campaign

Click here to read November 2014 issue of Every Worker

Oct 2014: Health and safety excellence in Ontario workplaces

Other articles include:

Top 5 health and safety tips for small business
Thunder Bay forestry firm wins top provincial health and safety awards
WSN forestry staff update
New refresher training for approved Ontario forestry health and safety trainers
Timmins mine wins top Ontario safety award
WSN mining staff update
Progress Report: Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review
High-visibility safety apparel for mines and plants
Brampton packaging company wins Ontario health and safety award second year in a row
VIDEO: Safety Groups - There's Safety in Numbers

Click here to read October 2014 issue of Every Worker

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

Click here to read September 2014 issue of Every Worker

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

Click here to read August 2014 issue of Every Worker

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