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Oct 14, 2021

Effective July 1, definition of critical injury incorporated into single regulation for all workplaces


Sep 14, 2021

Enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app available by October 22

As the province continues to respond to the fourth wave of the pandemic driven...

Nov 07, 2018

Roles and responsibilities of supervisors and workers

In a series of articles, Workplace...

Nov 03, 2018

Policy development and implementation

In a series of articles, Workplace Safety North reviews (1)...

Nov 01, 2018

Statistics on workplace alcohol and drug use

In a series of articles, Workplace Safety North reviews (1)...

Jun 07, 2012


Cyanide is used in gold mines and mills as part of the extraction process to remove gold from ore. Cyanide is highly toxic by all routes of...