Tips for Employers on Reducing Chronic Mental Stress Claims

Tips for Employers on Reducing Chronic Mental Stress Claims

The new Chronic Mental Stress Policy from Ontario’s WSIB allows Ontario workers facing certain workplace hardships to file for chronic stress benefit claims. Lawyer Asha Rampersad and Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky provide tips for employers on how to address chronic mental stress in the workplace.

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Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Excavations present many of the same hazards as confined spaces – exposure to toxic gases, slips/trips/falls, falling equipment, contact with electrical lines, heat exhaustion, etc., as well as some unique hazards such as flooding and dust exposure. However, in some Canadian provinces, excavations sites are not treated as confined spaces.

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Canada Labour Program Amends Occupational Exposure Limits to Grain Dust and Flour Dust

Canada Labour Program Amends Occupational Exposure Limits to Grain Dust and Flour Dust

In a publication of the Canada Gazette on 10 June, Canada’s Department of Employment and Social Development Labour Program (a.k.a. the Labour Program) proposed amendments to the country’s occupational exposure limits (OELs) for grain dust and flour dust, to take effect within the month. For grain dust, a decrease from 10 mg/m3 to 4 mg/m3; for flour dust, an increase from 0.5 mg/m3 to 3 mg/m3.

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