Machine Safety
Sep. 16, 2017 - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $120,000 after a worker was injured.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Sep. 13, 2017 - Manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access to real-time insights, digitizing manual processes, improving collaboration through technology, and much more.
Sep. 3, 2017 - The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil in Ontario pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker was critically injured by a large shelving unit that was being moved by a loader equipped with forks.
Sep. 3, 2017 - According to a report by Adam Ward of CTV Barrie, an investigation is currently underway following a fatal industrial accident in Tottenham, Ont.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Two significant events occurred in July 1917. One involved the tragic loss of life and made headlines for weeks. The other was barely noticed, but one hundred years later has been pivotal in saving countless lives and continues to grow in influence and impact.
Jul. 24, 2017 - The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace in Ontario, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Siemens Wind Power has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker fell from a weigh scale and then was struck by a moving loader.
Jun. 22, 2017 - M & P Tool Products Inc. pleaded guilty in court and received a fine of $80,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries while operating a machine.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Authorities say there’s been another fatal explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant where two people were killed last month.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jun. 20, 2017 - As companies across the province have noticed, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has been placing increasing emphasis on supervisor responsibility and accountability when it comes to safety. Indeed, prosecution of supervisors has risen in recent years, and it is prudent for employers to ensure their supervisors are carrying out their duties appropriately.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Fire has heavily damaged a dairy operation in Kamloops, B.C., that processes milk from farmers across the North Thompson and Shuswap Okanagan.
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