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December 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Occupational Illness and Infectious Disease – Awareness session for the construction sector
  • Booking IHSA training dates in 2014
  • Save the date for Steps for Life
  • Have a safe and healthy holiday from IHSA
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November 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Slip and Fall Hazards for Truck Drivers
  • MOL announces new safety awareness training
  • Stay safe on winter roads this year
  • IHSA launches revised Hydrovac Safe Practice Guide
  • IHSA trains in remote northern community
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October 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)—Risk Factors
  • MOL focuses on waste management in upcoming blitz
  • Space still available in IHSA’s free roofing seminars
  • Health and Safety Advisory: Hoisting Portable Toilets
  • The role of a supervisor—Getting work done through others
  • Be on the lookout for pedestrian "texters"
  • Elements of a Health and Safety Management System: Hazard Assessment and Control
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September 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: 3-Point Contact — Ladders
  • Safe Driver and Safe Worker Awards recognize health and safety performance
  • Safety seminars for the low-rise residential roofing sector
  • IHSA Gap Analysis Seminar in Cambridge
  • Curious about GHS? Learn more at IHSA's upcoming seminar
  • Elements of a health and safety management system: Health and safety policy
  • IHSA Safety Groups now recruiting for 2014
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August 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Flying Forms — Working at Heights
  • Ontario Truck Driving Championships a success
  • IHSA hosts free roofing seminars this fall
  • Annual General Meeting September 18
  • Mandatory training recommended at recent coroner's inquest
  • IHSA at the Canadian National Exhibition
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July 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Dust
  • Health Canada seeks comments on GHS
  • Lyme disease in Ontario
  • MOL releases guidelines for temporary performance/event structure safety
  • Still time to help develop OHS leading indicators
  • North American Fatigue Management Program launched
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June 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Extension ladders
  • Don't touch giant hogweed
  • MOL releases guideline for window cleaners
  • IHSA at young worker event in Ottawa
  • TTC signs on to COR™
  • Inspect your ladders regularly
  • MOL has resources for new worker and supervisors
  • The heat is on!
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May 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Safe Setup of Heavy Equipment
  • Have your say about revisions to OTM Book 7
  • Infrastructure Ontario looks at COR™ guidelines
  • Asbestos and vehicle maintenance
  • Product spotlight: IHSA's Demolition Health and Safety Manual
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April 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Underground Utilities
  • You're invited to the HRSDC Labour Program's Open House
  • Advisory: Gas Line and Sewer Line Conflicts
  • MOL Inspection Blitz Schedule
  • NAOSH Week
  • Prepare for the MOL excavation blitz in May
  • IHSA supports Ryerson student project in Northern Ontario
  • Kingston Health and Safety Conference
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March 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Floor and roof openings
  • IHSA.ca Magazine latest issue now available
  • Safety awareness seminars for low-rise residential roofing
  • Foundations of Facilitating, Training and Learning to replace IHSA's Principles of Effective Training course
  • Health and safety advisory: Heat stress and Type 3 asbestos operations
  • IHSA begins review process for Electrical Utility Safety Rules
  • Health and safety spring blitz for aggregates sector
  • April is Dig Safe month
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February 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Housekeeping
  • New Minister of Labour appointed
  • MOL issues advisory on workers falling through skylights
  • IHSA Training and Product Catalogues now available
  • Help develop OHS leading indicators
  • Changes coming for commercial drivers over 65
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January 2013


  • IHSA Safety Talk: Working around bird and bat droppings
  • Prevention awareness products from the Ministry of Labour
  • IHSA industry events in February
  • IHSA welcomes Chinese delegation for tour of facilities
  • Bill 119: Mandatory coverage in construction
  • Slips, trips, and falls the focus of MOL's next safety blitz
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