Archive | April, 2011

What has changed in OH&S in Nova Scotia

The 1992 Westray mine disaster, some might argue, was the originating catalyst 0f change in the safety realm  on both provincial and federal levels… In 2005, once the coal dust had long settled, the Federal government enacted Bill C-45.  Bill C-45 was a new punishment scheme to allow the Courts not simply to fine corporations, […]

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Why is safety important – a true story

OHS – It’s More Than Just Compliance I remember one time conducting WHMIS training.  “Marvin” kept making cat calls, “don’t tell me you care about this Tanya”, “what a waste of time”, “the MSDS are 5 years old, no one cares”, etc.  I finally got to the point where I ejected Marvin from the training […]

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What is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week?

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSHW) The first week of each May is set aside, North American-wide, to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on occupational health and safety.  NAOSHW brings awareness to the importance of preventing injury and illness – in the workplace, at home and in the community.  In 2009, […]

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