Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

British Columbia’s forest industry is looking to bring faller safety up a notch with the release of a new program. Last December, officials for the British Columbia Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) announced plans to pilot a re-evaluation system to assess faller skills. The expectation is that the pilot will be completed this year and the re-evaluation program will be fully operational and mandatory starting in 2009.

Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

Neff Kitchen Manufacturers Limited, of Brampton, was fined $75,000 on July 7, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) after a worker was killed. Two supervisors at Opportunity Labour Agency Services, a Vaughan temporary help agency, were fined $10,000 each in relation to the incident.