strong>Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

Written by Jason Contant – Editor of the magazine

Employers in the Yukon who fail to notify the territory’s workers’ compensation board of their compliance with written safety orders should expect to take it on the chin financially.

Since June 1, employers who do not provide the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board in Whitehorse with a compliance update by the deadline provided have left themselves open to a financial hit. An immediate $250 penalty will be applied, notes a statement from the safety body.

strong>Excerpt From the OH&S Magazine – April 2010

The British Columbia operator of a remote copper-gold mine in the Yukon has shut the doors to two bunkhouse units after mould was discovered in their bathrooms.

The mould was identified in mid-February during a joint health and safety committee inspection of the Minto Mine work camp near the Yukon community of Carmacks. Vancouver-based Capstone Mining Corp. Opted to close the units pending completion of an environmental hygiene assessment. When they looked at the washrooms and opened up a couple of walls, there was a significant mould problem.