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New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt hopes the most recent set of orders to the rail industry will put the brakes on runaway trains like the one that devastated Lac-Mégantic in July, 2013. Since then, the Department of Transport has issued...
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Nova Scotia's Bill 12 in force Oct 1, 2014 Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Halifax, NS—Nova Scotia’s Bill 12, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, came into force on October 1, 2014. (See also the December, 2013 issue of EHScompliance.ca newsletter under “Nova Scotia’s Bill 12...
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Nova Scotia finalizes administrative penalties system Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Following months of consultations, Nova Scotia’s new administrative penalties system took effect on October 1, 2014 as an amendment (N.S. Reg. 143/2014) to the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (N.S. Reg. 52/2013). Occupational...
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Yi Yi Construction owner fined $15,000 after worker falls, dies from injuries Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Ji Nan Li, owner of Yi Yi Construction, was fined $15,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker fell from a residential roof and later died of the resulting injuries.
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Aluminart Products Limited fined $50,000 after part of worker's finger amputated Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Aluminart Products Limited was fined $50,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after part of a worker’s finger was amputated.
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McKeown Contracting fined $60,000 after worker's arm severed Log In or Subscribe to View Article
McKeown Contracting, operating as 1092066 Ontario Inc., was fined $60,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker’s arm was severed in a conveyor.
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Interlake Acquisition Corporation Limited fined $65,000 after worker injured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Interlake Acquisition Corporation Limited was fined $65,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker was injured after being pulled against moving machinery.
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Innovative Industries fined $80,000 after worker dies falling through a skylight Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Failure to provide guardrails or barriers and a fall protection system has resulted in a fine of $80,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, for 2006652 Ontario Limited, carrying on business as Innovative Industries, after a worker died falling...
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NOVA SCOTIA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Occupational Health and Safety Act. Various amendments. In force October 1, 2014.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Oil and Gas Activities Act. Section 9, dealing with the Emergency Management Regulation, is added. Effective October 1, 2014.
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