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Blog Post #1525 – Toronto Countertop Installation Company Fined $100,000 After Workplace Fatality

Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by GTA Granite and Marble Countertops Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, was fatally injured when they were struck by a slab of granite that tipped over while it was being removed from a storage rack. GTA Granite and Marble Countertops Inc. failed to ensure the stone slab was removed from the rack in a manner that would not endanger the safety of any worker.

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Blog Post #1524 – Workplace Fatality Results in $75,000 Fine for Newmarket Construction Company

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker was fatally injured during the erection of retaining walls at a construction site for a four-storey apartment building. Contrary to safety procedures, 2671475 Ontario Inc. failed, as an employer, to ensure a worker was protected by means of a signaller as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Blog Post #1523 – Workplace Injury Results in $50,000 Fine for Kitchener-based Company

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by Rapid Precision Machining & Gearing Ltd. of Kitchener, Ontario, was injured while operating a metal lathe. Rapid Gear failed as an employer to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker at a workplace contrary to sections on the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

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Blog Post #1522 – Men, Women Respond Differently to Bullying: Study

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Report from the OH&S Canada magazine (January 2017)

Article by Jean Lian

Workplace bullying doubles women’s sickness absence, leads to an increased use of antidepressants and affects women’s health negatively and for a long time, while men are twice as likely to leave the labour market for a period of time. These are the findings of a study out of Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, released on December 12, 2016. The findings are based on the responses of 3,182 people in public and private organizations who took part in the study.

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