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WASTE AND RECYCLING EXPO CANADA / MUNICIPAL EQUIPMENT EXPO CANADA

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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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New Report: Green Jobs in Quebec: Definition and Assessment of Potential Chemical and Biological Risks to Workers’ Health

The goal of a new study published by the IRSST was to produce a profile of green jobs in Quebec and assess the potential risks to workers’ health as a result of their exposure to chemicals and biological agents. 

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Vancouver police step up enforcement in support of roadside worker safety

Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the seventh annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign with an enforcement blitz at a roadside worksite on Burrard Street in Vancouver. Last year, one roadside worker died on the job and 21 were injured and missed time at work.

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Ontario government introduces Construction Health and Safety Action Plan

The Construction Health and Safety Action Plan contains 16 recommendations to create a more knowledgeable, skilled sector and to increase the sector's compliance with occupational health and safety laws.

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SWANA Publishes New Tips for Safety at MRFs

Supporting the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) goal of promoting safety within the solid waste industry, SWANA has developed a new installment to its “Five to Stay Alive” series that features safety tips for Material Recovery Facility (MRF) employees.

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Managing Corporate Road Risk Exposure

Road Risk Exposure (RRE) is the measurement of the total days a fleet has a suspended driver in their operations. Put simply, if you only verify your fleet drivers once per year, you may have a driver who may be suspended on the day you receive the verification/abstract. 

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Drinking water does not meet Health Canada guidelines at new DND headquarters in Ottawa

Employees at the Department of National Defence’s new Ottawa headquarters have been told not to drink water at the site after recent tests showed it contained unacceptably high levels of lead and chemicals.

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Day of Mourning: Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Today, thousands of workers, families, employers and union members are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with ceremonies across British Columbia. 

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It's In Our Hands - Safety Week 2017 from May 1 - 5

During Safety Week, construction companies will take the opportunity to thank their employees for their dedication to safety and work to educate, inspire and share best practices. 

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Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance hosts the annual Contractor Safety Breakfast in Outlook

The yearly event brought out a large attendance comprised of contractors, producers, municipality reps, emergency responders, industry reps and members of the public.  

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Lack of venting system caused carbon monoxide exposure in fatal incident in B.C.

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has identified that the lack of a venting system caused carbon monoxide (CO) exposure, which is believed to have taken the lives of four people near Ashcroft, B.C on March 24.

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A look at construction security in downtown Toronto

Past the cranes, trucks, shoring rigs, concrete, and various heavy machinery, security operations are also ubiquitous across the city's construction sites, serving to prevent—and address—theft, vandalism, and trespassing.

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Ontario firefighters push private member bill that calls for labelling of building materials

Knowledge can make difference between life and death for firefighters when they are deciding whether they should enter or climb on the roof of a burning building to knock down a blaze.

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49 distracted drivers busted in undercover construction sting in North Vancouver

Over the course of two hours, members of the two forces issued 49 violation tickets and a number of warnings in an enforcement blitz they’re calling Project Sweep.

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Canadian scientists issue report forecasting the risk of continental forest fires that threaten whole towns

Since the Fort McMurray disaster, forest service scientists have accelerated their work on a massive, two-year plan to map the probability of wildfires in most permanent settlements in the boreal forest of Canada.

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Atlanta bridge collapse shows how fire defeats concrete, steel

Intense fire can damage both the concrete that serves as the road deck and the support piers for the bridge, as well as the steel that reinforces the concrete. 

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