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Ruptured gas line triggers safety concerns at construction site in Belleville

A heightened level of nervousness still lingers with downtown proprietors after the rupturing of a gas pipe triggered a full scale evacuation of the core Monday evening.

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Construction worker dies after accident at Saskatoon Children's Hospital work site

A 21-year-old man is dead following an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site on Thursday.

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Whistler construction worker develops new safety invention

Whistler resident Gregg Vollet hopes to reduce the frequency of workers performing potentially dangerous tasks without the necessary safety equipment with his invention, the Groggle. Four years after developing the idea, Vollet is turning to crowdfunding to help propel his product into the manufacturing stage. 

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Alberta focusing on the residential construction industry for safety inspections this summer

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour, announced Occupational Health and Safety inspectors would increase inspections on worksites on weekends and other times outside of regular working hours, to make sure safety standards are being met.

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Equipment collapse at new Saskatchewan potash mine causes 'consequential damage'

No significant injuries were reported but the 28-metre-tall pressure vessel’s collapse caused “consequential damage” to the province’s newest potash mine, the potash company said in a news release

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Workplace safety association for Saskatchewan’s First Nations founded

First Nations workers in Saskatchewan now have an association lobbying for their right to be safe on the job, as the new Saskatchewan First Nation Safety Association (SFNSA) officially launched earlier this month.

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Ontario Funds Innovative Projects to Improve Occupational Health and Safety

Ontario is providing $4.38 million to support projects that will improve occupational health and safety for workers across the province. Investing in innovative approaches to health and safety will ensure that the realities of today's changing workforce are addressed and focus resources where they are truly necessary to save lives and prevent injury.

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Fort McMurray wildfire estimated to be costliest disaster in Canada

The wildfire that rendered the heart of oilsands country a charred and ashy mess is estimated to be the costliest disaster in Canada, worrying evidence that extreme weather events have increased in frequency and severity, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Thursday.

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Two construction workers injured on the job at Burlington Skyway

One construction worker was seriously injured and another suffered minor injuries after an industrial accident on the Burlington Skyway on Wednesday afternoon.

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Calgary looking into orange road marking pilot for construction zones

In Ontario, lines on divided highways have been painted orange since 2009, in place of the regular white and yellow markings, to indicate a construction zone along with signage. And now, the City of Calgary is looking into those tools for their own construction zones.

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Some 600 changes introduced in the 2015 editions of the National Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes

Canadians are demanding safer, healthier and more accessible construction where they live, work and play. To address these demands, some 600 changes were introduced in the National Model Construction Codes, now known as Codes Canada. The 2015 editions of the Codes respond to the changing needs of Canadians and to new technologies, materials, and research.

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City of Calgary orders construction site to remove 'graphic' warning sign

Colourful pedestrian warning signage was swiftly removed Tuesday afternoon after the city ordered crews to get rid of it, according to a construction worker at the site. 

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Vibrations and OHS : A Low-Cost System for Measuring Hand-Handle Coupling Forces

A research team developed a low-cost system for measuring the forces exerted between a user’s hand and the handle of a vibrating portable power tool. The results of usability testing with real vibrating tools were positive in a context simulating field conditions.

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City of Saskatoon launches Respect Work Zones safety campaign

The 2016 theme is 'Road signs are there for your safety... And ours', reiterating and urging residents to obey signage and follow posted detours while driving through construction areas this summer.

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Calgary construction workers injured by falling debris

Two men and a woman were transported to hospital after being struck by debris while working on the 27th storey of a downtown Calgary construction project.

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