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Jun 03, 2013

Changes coming to Ontario workplaces that build or modify machinery

On...

Jan 14, 2013

The Chair of the WSIB, Elizabeth Witmer, will speak in Sudbury this February as part of the Chamber of Commerce President’s Luncheon Series. Ms. Witmer will address the...

Jan 09, 2013

The Ministry of Labour has begun a 60-day consultation period on a proposal to amend the hazardous substance regulation (Regulation 833) under the Occupational Health and...

Dec 19, 2012

After extensive public consultation, the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour is releasing health and safety awareness products and training. This is part of the...

Dec 04, 2012

This January and February, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting a ventilation blitz in underground mines, and will be specifically looking at diesel emissions measurement...

Oct 26, 2012

The WSIB has increased premium rates for all rate groups by 2.5% for 2013.

To view the 2013 premium rates, and information on how the premium rates are obtained, visit...

Oct 01, 2012

Effective today, Ontario’s new health and safety poster must be posted in all workplaces. The poster ‘Prevention Starts Here’ summarizes some important workers’ health and...

Jul 09, 2012

Service Ontario has expanded its ONe-Source for Business program by adding online health and safety forms for the mining and construction industries.

Users can...

Jun 07, 2012

Background

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...

Apr 03, 2012

Under changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, the province’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) now has authority over the certification training of joint health...

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