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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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Family turning Saskatchewan workplace death into opportunity to save lives

The Andrew Hann Memorial Scholarship was created for Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner program students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

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Engineering Regulator Dismayed at Ontario Government’s Unwillingness to Improve Workplace Safety

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the body that licenses and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to protect the public interest, is extremely disappointed with the government’s decision, first announced last fall and confirmed with the introduction yesterday of the Burden Reduction Act, 2016, to halt proclamation of the repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act, often referred to as the industrial exception. 

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Welland Centennial students construct fifth building for safety village

In the past nine years senior students in the school’s specialist high skills major program have designed and constructed five buildings in the miniature world in Welland where elementary pupils go to learn about safety in the real world.

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Mould issues in Seaport market reno cost Halifax construction company $21K

A plan to use wood recycled from Hurricane Juan's aftermath in the construction of the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market backfired, leaving the construction company with a bill of more than $21,000.

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Apartment complex fire brings smoke back to downtown Fort McMurray

Days after the city reopened, much of downtown Fort McMurray was once again covered in smoke Monday as a fire destroyed an apartment complex near the corner of Franklin Avenue and Marshall Street.

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CDA to partner on project to provide outdoor workers with better sun protection

The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is joining the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) in the effort to develop a nationally-applicable, effective and sustainable sun safety program for workers in Canada.

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Fire destroys duplex under construction in Regina

A duplex under construction in Regina's East end was destroyed on Saturday morning by a severe fire.

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Powerline experts deliver key safety messages to construction workers

May 16 to 22 is Powerline Safety Week, and PowerStream has collaborated with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) to connect directly with front line workers on a local construction site to discuss safety precautions to take around powerlines.

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Ontario seeking feedback on construction health and safety awareness training

Ontario is consulting on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act that would, if approved, require employers to ensure that workers performing construction work to which the Construction Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) applies complete a construction hazard awareness training program.

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Partners in Road Construction Safety urge Albertans to slow down

The Partners in Road Construction Safety (PIRCS) today launched their annual campaign asking Alberta drivers to take a pledge at VowToSlowDown.ca with the goal of engaging Alberta drivers to make a commitment to driving the posted speed limits in road construction zones.

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Ottawa cycling advocate calls for better signage in construction zones

As construction projects in Ottawa shift into high gear for the summer in preparation for Canada's 150th birthday party in 2017, the city needs to be more consistent with its signage, says the vice-president of Citizens for Safe Cycling, a group that advocates for people who travel on two wheels.

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