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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...

Mar 15, 2012

The Northern Region of the Ministry of Labour has implemented a new procedure to help employers to report incidents of occupational illness required by...

Jan 13, 2012

The Ministry of Labour is proposing a new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that would enable the...

Dec 16, 2011

WSN clients and member firms can send their comments and feedback to the Ministry of Labour (MOL) regarding a draft copy of the province’s new mandatory health and safety...

Dec 16, 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is seeking input on the proposed changes to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) of 9 hazardous chemical substances that are set out in...

Aug 08, 2011

Protection for workers in regard to underground diesel exhaust, hoisting, shaft sinking and wheel assemblies will be strengthened starting January 1 2012. The Ministry of...

May 18, 2011

Bill 160, the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature today.

Bill 160 will now be presented to...

Apr 03, 2011

All requirements related to confined spaces have been consolidated into a single regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ministry of Labour reports. The...

Mar 03, 2011

The Ontario Government announced today that it is proposing amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. These amendments...

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