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December 2012


  • Safety Talk: Needlestick and sharp-object injuries
  • Safety Group deadline extended: Join one of IHSA's groups today
  • Ministry releases results from summer struck-by blitz
  • Product spotlight: IHSA Occupational Health risk Brochures
  • Booking IHSA training dates in 2013
  • New poster available through online ordering
  • Have a safe and happy holiday from IHSA
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November 2012


  • Safety talk: Slips and falls—Unloading structural steel
  • MOL alert: Photovoltaic systems
  • Join IHSA's Construction, Electrical, or Transportation Safety Group in 2013
  • Ministry releases results from summer pits and quarries blitz
  • IHSA.ca Magazine subscriptions available
  • IHSA launches poster campaign
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October 2012


  • Safety talk: Welding—Inhalation hazards
  • WSIB mandatory coverage coming
  • SCIP training in Northern Ontario
  • How IHSA can help you: Free seminars available
  • Mobile Classroom is on the road
  • IHSA product spotlight: Supervisor Log Book
  • IHSA.ca Magazine now available
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September 2012


  • Safety talk: Responsibilities
  • IHSA Annual General Meeting September 26
  • Draft of Hazardous Energy Standard (CSA Z460) now available for comment
  • Supervisor blitz continues throughout the fall
  • Ontario Truck Driving Championships
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August 2012


  • Safety talk: Job safety analysis
  • IHSA hosts a number of sessions, seminars this fall
  • MOL holds supervisory blitz in September - October
  • Annual Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference to be held in Markham
  • IHSA Annual General Meeting to feature Rob Ellis
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July 2012


  • IHSA Safety talk: Dump Truck Tipovers
  • Save the date: IHSA Annual General Meeting
  • New mandatory poster now available
  • Two MOL blitzes this month focus on IHSA member industries
  • New IHSA Health & Safety Magazine now available
  • MOL warns outdoor workers about Lyme disease
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June 2012


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic control on public roads
  • IHSA training facility coming to Northern Ontario
  • MOL online forms now available
  • MTO releases Ontario Road Safety Annual Report
  • Visit IHSA's News and Events page
  • Health and safety advisory: Roof openings and skylights
  • Ontario passes mandatory “one call” legislation
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May 2012


  • Safety Talk: Working on Stockpiles
  • Latest issue of IHSA Health & Safety Magazine now available
  • IHSA issues advisory on heavy equipment "quick couplers"
  • Ministry of Labour releases latest blitz schedule
  • Prepare for the June struck-by blitz
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April 2012


  • Safety talk: Hoisting signals demonstration
  • IHSA will meet your training needs when you need them
  • Professional association provides opportunity for information exchange
  • Day of Mourning: April 28
  • IHSA is committed to the North
  • Basics of Supervising training course free to members
  • IHSA provides information and resources at Stratford home show
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March 2012


  • Safety talk: Responsibilities
  • Ministry of Labour looks at high-risk construction in March
  • Utilities celebrate safety achievements
  • Ministry of Labour seeks members for new Prevention Council
  • CHSI Research Exchange Series presentation focuses on shiftwork
  • HRSDC hosts NAOSH open house in Toronto
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February 2012


  • Safety talk: Stretching exercises
  • Trade profiles outline controls for MSDs
  • Ladder use in construction guideline released
  • IHSA on the road with spring aggregate program
  • Tower crane blitz results released
  • Upcoming MOL blitz to focus on construction sector
  • Follow IHSA on Twitter
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January 2012


  • Safety talk: Winter hazards
  • IHSA revamps website, adds Twitter
  • US cell phone ban for commercial vehicle drivers now in effect
  • Update on WSIB registration for construction firms
  • Changes to the OHSA explained
  • CHSI Research Exchange Series: A toolkit for newcomers on OHS and workers' compensation
  • MOL looks at MSDs in February blitz
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