Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine (July 2017)

The federal Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Published the results of a recent Surgeon General review on using the drug mefloquine to prevent malaria in the military. According to a DND statement dated June 1, 2017 the military will now recommend mefloquine only if a CAF member requests it or if there are contraindications to prescriptions for other anti-malarial drugs.

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine (July 2017)

Metrolinx, the company that runs the GO Transit commuter system throughout the Greater Toronto area, as well as the Union Pearson Express (UP) trains from downtown Toronto to Toronto Pearson International Airport, is considering whether it should adopt random alcohol and drug testing for some of its employees.

Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

 A worker, employed by Orin Contractors Corp. of Concord, Ontario, a contractor providing municipal construction. was killed when the scoop bucket attachment on an excavator fell on the worker. A hydraulic coupler attached to the excavator was operated in a manner that was not in accordance with the bucket attachment procedure in the operating manual.

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

Elementary schools in Ontario need better support to protect teachers and students from violent incidents by children with behavioural challenges, according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. (ETFO)