Worker Horrifically Killed After A Pipe Ruptured, Why?

Worker Horrifically Killed After A Pipe Ruptured, Why?

One worker was killed when trapped in an underground chamber by a deluge of water from a broken watermain. Others barely made it out of this confined space. Why did this tragedy happen? It is difficult to determine why this tragic incident occurred from the vague news report. Workers were working close to or on…

Record Fine for GFL Due to Asbestos Exposure

Record Fine for GFL Due to Asbestos Exposure

GFL was fined $710,488!! Asbestos is still the largest killer of workers in Canada and the United States.  The long and thin asbestos fibers are inhaled into the lungs and cause a lethal form of cancer called mesothelioma many years later. According to WorkSafeBC the firm failed to ensure the worker within the designated work…

Why Were Two Workers Killed in a Trench? We Know What to Do.

Recently two construction workers were killed and two are in hospital because of a horrific trench collapse in Ajax.  These are preventable deaths and injuries. The requirements for trenching are well established in every North American Jurisdiction. Slope the sides, shore the walls or use a trench box.  See the video from Global news here….

DON’T BREATHE IT IN To Protect Yourself from Airborne COVID-19

Watch this great short video by the John Snow Project. It shows graphically how respiratory particles containing virus can spread and how important it is to use a respirator. Replenishing contaminated indoor air with fresh air is also really important because COVID -19 is now even more transmissible than before. Don’t breath in the virus…

Compensation Because of COVID Exposure at Work?

If you were exposed to COVID-19 at work, became sick and you missed work you may be eligible for compensation from a worker’s compensation organization such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario or WorkSafeBC in British Columbia. COVID-19 falls within the definition of an occupational disease. Therefore, if you contract COVID-19…