Apr. 21, 2016 - Schmolz + Bickenbach Canada, an international manufacturer, producer and distributor of steel products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered injuries that resulted in amputation.
Apr. 19, 2016 - U.S. Steel Canada/Acier U.S. Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after a worker lost consciousness and suffered fractures and burns after being caught and pinned by a hydraulic ram.
Mar. 31, 2016 - RES Precast, a company that designs, fabricates and erects concrete panels, pleaded guilty and was fined $65,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries from panels that tipped over.
Mar. 31, 2016 - Pilz Automation Safety Canada is now offering customers the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PHSR) service, which it says will compliment the “whole host of services offered by Pilz that are designed to help customers implement the relevant standards and directives and develop an optimum safety strategy for entire plants.”
Mar. 8, 2016 - Bag to Earth Inc./Sac au Sol Inc., a company in the business of manufacturing paper packaging products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine.
Mar. 3, 2016 - Precision Technologies, a division of Magna Powertrain, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker suffered fractures and burns in a workplace explosion.
Feb. 9, 2016 - Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Wendover, Ont., pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by a conveyor.
Feb. 8, 2016 - GameTime — a manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, outdoor fitness products and custom play spaces — is celebrating five million hours without a lost-time injury at its manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, Ala. This represents seven years without a work-related injury of the facility’s 400 employees, says the company, adding that this “demonstrates the company’s commitment to an industry-leading employee safety program.”
Feb. 2, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Safe operation of machinery blitz” is taking place January 18 until February 26. During this time, ministry inspectors will show up, unannounced, at industrial facilities across the province to make sure employers are protecting workers from hazards associated with the operation of machinery.
Feb. 1, 2016 - Ideal Drain Tile Ltd., a manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock.
Jan. 26, 2016 - Following a fire early this month, Owens Corning Insulating Systems Canada GP will be required to monitor air emissions while the company restores secondary air pollution control equipment, according to the Alberta government.
Jan. 15, 2016 - Peel District School Board (PDSB) pleaded guilty and has been given a $50,000 fine after a student was injured in a classroom incident that resulted in a fracture injury.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Professional Valve Service and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $130,000 after a worker was killed while disassembling a valve for routine cleaning and maintenance.
Jan. 5, 2016 - Dare Foods Limited, a maker of cookies, crackers and other foods, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured while cleaning a roller on a conveyor.
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