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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

Click here to read the May 2014 issue of Every Worker

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

Click here to read the April 2014 issue of Every Worker

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

Click here to read the March 2014 issue of Every Worker

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.

December 2013: Mandatory safety training deadline announced for Ontario employers

Other articles include:

A holiday message from Workplace Safety North
New 2014 health and safety regional training schedule now available online 
New faces and retirement announcements at WSN
Ladders and lights: Holiday safety tips
Why join a safety group by December 31?
Two Ontario logging fatalities in two years
Dec. 4 celebrated as international Miners Day
Hazard Alert: Beware the chicot danger zone
Hazard Alert: Work safely around guardrails - never reach through or over top
Video: Chicots - The Silent Threat

Read the December 2013 issue of Every Worker

November 2013: White out! Winter driving safety tips – on and off the job

Other articles include:

Workplace cancer prevention guide released
Northern Ontario safety group shares $1.4 million rebate
Video: Yard Loader Safety Training
Combustible dust alert: Increased risk of dust explosion during winter months
The road less travelled: Safe winter driving on logging roads
Global mine rescue conference wraps up with field trip to Sudbury
Perception vs. Reality: Survey helps company transform health and safety culture
Why your health and safety dashboard should including both lagging and leading indicators

Read the November 2013 issue of Every Worker

October 2013: Health and safety excellence in Ontario workplaces recognized by Workplace Safety North

Other articles include:

WSN advisory committees report on industry trends and activities
Fire Prevention Week October 6-12
October is Healthy Workplace Month
Occupation cancer is biggest killer
Video: Safe Chainsaw Handling
Forestry "key economic driver" in northern Ontario
World's deepest base metal mine wins President's Award from Workplace Safety North
So you think you know safety: Technical Advisory Committees on lookout for new members
Kruger: A winning safety package

Read the October 2013 issue of Every Worker

September 2013: Oh, deer! How to avoid highway collisions with wildlife

Other articles include:

Werner Herzog documentary on distracted driving receives more than 2 million YouTube views
WSN 2012 annual report now available
New growth for Ontario forest products industry
FAQ: What can you do to protect yourself from West Nile Virus?
A-twitter about workplace health and safety? Using persuasive technology
Prepared for MOL ground control inspection blitz?
Ontario to host global mine rescue conference
Do you use solvent 1-bromopropane in your workplace?
Video – Yard Loader Safety Training
Hazard Alert: 1-Bromopropane

Read the September issue of Every Worker newsletter