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Winter is well and truly here in Ontario, and that means snow plows are out clearing city streets and highways. Plows are a welcome sight after a big snowfall, but with the benefits of snow clearance comes risk. Because of their size, function and design, plows can result in dangerous or even deadly situations when […]

When tragedy strikes in the workplace, is it enough for governments to enact legislation and policies to discourage further injuries and fatalities or is a wider cultural change what’s really needed? Both are important, according to occupational health and safety experts and it’s the culture part that can be the hardest. A recent CBC report […]

Imagine you are seriously hurt on the job, that you can’t return to your previous work because you now have a permanent disability. Worker’s compensation is supposed to be there to give you income security. However, in reality what often happens is that WSIB chooses a new job it says you “should be able” to […]

We’ve written about Vision Zero–a proven set of road safety principles that is gaining momentum across Canada— several times over the last few years.  Where are things at here in Ontario in 2019? Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with Vision Zero in our province. Kingston Kingston city council will consider a draft […]

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario. To mark the occasion, we wanted to share two important initiatives: a new campaign in support of Rowan’s Law and the Unmasking Brain Injury project. Rowan’s Law – Concussion Awareness A new campaign to support Rowan’s Law was announced earlier this month, with the slogan “Hit. Stop. […]

Hit and run collisions are very serious. In addition to injury, hit and runs can cause enormous trouble and uncertainly for the victim. Coping with injury and recovery is hard enough without the added difficulties related to an unknown at-fault driver who has committed a crime by failing to remain at the scene of the […]

Listeners of CBC’s Sunday Edition recently heard Michael Enright’s short but scathing essay on pedestrian deaths in Canada’s large cities such as Toronto. Driving the broadcast, Enright suggests that the problem with road deaths is that “nobody cares”. “The politicians who run the police department don’t care. If they did, they would put more cops […]

Things have not been looking up for the WSIB lately. In addition to shocking claims being rejected (this one from last week was unbelievable), there have also been many calls for the WSIB to review past denied claims, such as the Peterborough GE workers and Kitchener rubber workers affected by alarming rates of cancer. (You […]

Now that we’ve got a bit of snow here in Ontario, you may be itching to kick off winter with the first snowmobile ride of the season. But the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is reminding snowmobilers that although it’s tempting, none of the official OFSC trails are open yet. The safest thing to […]

No one wants to imagine their child being injured in a car crash, but the statistics are clear and they indicate motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death for children in Canada as 10,000 children are injured in collisions every single year. Everyone knows that car seats are important, but it is […]