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.
Dec. 10, 2015 - A man has died after being exposed to an ammonia leak this Monday at a southern Alberta nitrogen plant that sent him and another worker to the hospital, according to The Canadian Press.
Nov. 3, 2015 - Honeywell and Intel demonstrated a prototype of a personal connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that they say would reduce workplace injury and improve productivity. The prototype was shown at Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Insights Day, an annual showcase featuring IoT hardware and software in development by Intel and partnering companies.
Oct. 6, 2015 - Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured by a storage bin that collapsed while it was being pushed.
Sept. 22, 2015 - A numbered company, 6322093 Manitoba Inc., operating as Global Recycling & Recovery in the business of scrap salvage, demolition and dismantling operations, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned Thunder Bay, Ont., mill.
Aug. 28, 2015 - Plastic bottle manufacturer CRS Plastics was fined $100,000 for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed by a machine that should have been guarded, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) investigation.
Aug. 11, 2015 - Sof Surfaces Inc., a company that manufactures rubberized safety tiles for use in children’s playgrounds, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a worker lost a foot to moving machinery.
Jul. 21, 2015 - Ontario inspectors issued 65 stop work orders during a recent enforcement blitz to prevent slips, trips, and falls at workplaces in the industrial sector.
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