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2-Minute News 2011

a snapshot of two-minute news from 2011

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November 2011


  • Light up the worksite
  • Toronto safety show a success
  • IHSA releases strategic plan
  • Fall prevention poster available for free
  • Neil McCormick retires
  • Free occupational illness and infectious disease awareness session in Dec
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October 2011


  • Stretching before work
  • Free due diligence seminars by IHSA
  • IHSA hosts annual general meeting
  • Health & Safety Magazine now available
  • Heavy equipment—health and safety resources and programs
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September 2011


  • IHSA and Toronto committee host two-day safety show
  • Ministry of Labour releases new diving inspection plan
  • IHSA taking part in two northern events
  • New program for aggregate firms this fall
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August 2011


  • MOL looking at access equipment in August blitz
  • Set up concrete pumps on site safely
  • Transportation Safety Group hosts safety seminar: An inside look
  • IHSA achieves accreditation for national safety program
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July 2011


  • Confined space regulation consolidated
  • MOL launches tower crane safety video
  • Aggregates the focus of July blitz
  • Training spotlight: Working at Heights
  • IHSA careers: Are you interested in a career that makes a difference?
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June 2011


  • The hazards of fatigue
  • MOL inspectors looking for trade qualifications
  • Changes to safety inspection standards for commercial vehicles
  • Ontario Truck Driving Championships slated for July
  • Confined spaces: MOL consolidates regulatory requirements
  • Work Reintegration and WSIB Claims Management course
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May 2011


  • Protecting your young and new workers
  • Blitz: Low-rise residential construction
  • Blitz: Tower cranes
  • Roadcheck 2011: June 7-9
  • Using social media to encourage road safety
  • IHSA hosts workplace violence workshop
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April 2011


  • April magazine full of prevention info
  • New website for Health & Safety Ontario
  • Safety talk on noise
  • Fall protection equipment must meet standards
  • Day of Mourning: April 28
  • Introduction to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • Update on plans for our health and safety system
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March 2011


  • Your new e-bulletin: 2-Minute News
  • Manual material handling
  • Spring start-up
  • Residential framers: prevent falls
  • Bill 160 now before provincial parliament
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