for WorkSafeNB’s 32nd Annual Health and Safety
Conference (September 26-28) opened June 15, and workshops are
filling up fast. Register today to avoid disappointment and
get into the workshops you want!
presentation you won’t want to miss is the plenary session
featuring veteran broadcast-journalist Shelagh Rogers. In
2003, six months into hosting the first season of CBC’s Sounds
Like Canada, Rogers left the job for five months because of
high blood pressure. But two years later, Rogers acknowledged
the real reason she left was depression, an illness she had
suffered from for most of her life. Hear Rogers speak candidly
about her public disclosure and private battle with
depression, on Thursday, September 27, from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
second plenary session features Luis Sanchez, who will speak
on creating safety as a value.
An additional 32
workshops are available, including:
You Hear Me?
– An introduction to noise-induced hearing
loss and prevention, for work and at home.
Link Between Claims and Premiums
– How the cost of claims
is used to measure the risk associated with your workplace and
the impact of claims on your premiums.
Tight Labour Market and its Impact on the Workplace
Examines labour shortage solutions as they relate to workplace
health and safety.
Management in the Workplace,
– The evidence, the tools and
the confidence to implement or improve your workplace
disability management program.
Electrical Safety – Understanding what arc flash and
electrocution are, how they are caused and what can be done to
prevent them and protect workers.
more on WorkSafeNB’s 32nd Annual Health and Safety
Conference, or to register, click here.
When thunder roars,
seek shelter indoors!
weather. We love to complain and joke about it, but the
weather is no laughing matter when it comes to lightning.
Lightning poses very serious hazards for outdoor workers – it
is the most dangerous summer weather phenomenon and kills more
people than hail, wind, rain and tornadoes combined. Lightning
flashes approximately 2 million times a year in Canada,
killing an average of 16 people and injuring up to
According to Environment
Canada, New Brunswick averages the highest number of days
of thunderstorms a year in Atlantic Canada (10-20), with
Edmundston topping the region’s list of lightning-prone
cities. Since these are more frequent from June to August, New
Brunswickers need to be especially vigilant at this time of
Don’t let bugs tick
you off this summer
New Brunswickers head outdoors to fish, swim and hike,
WorkSafeNB reminds employees to protect themselves against
Lyme disease and West Nile virus this summer.
spend time outdoors, you have an increased risk of exposure to
both illnesses, especially if you spend time in wooded areas
like campgrounds, parks and golf courses. More
Dominion Refuse, and its
owners TwoEx Capital Inc. and Mar Mor Enterprises
Inc., pleaded guilty April 17 to failing to provide
adequate supervision and training to ensure the health and
safety of its employees, as the result of a fatal workplace
The charges were laid following the death
of 25-year-old Adam Wade Harris, who died December 2, 2010,
when he was struck by a large dumpster bin that came loose
from a truck as it was being emptied.
companies were fined $35,000.
am inquiring about working under the boom of a crane in a
stationary position. Our employees understand they are not
permitted to work under a suspended load, however we are
wondering if they are allowed to work under the boom for a
moment to ensure the load is properly rigged.
CSA Standard Z150-198-Mobile Cranes states:
188.8.131.52The person in charge in
this case would be the foreman. Once the load is lifted,
employees would not be in the radius of the boom. Please
No person shall be permitted to be
within the radius of rotation of any part of the crane or
load unless authorized by the person in charge of the work
to be in that area. If possible, no person shall be
permitted to be beneath the load.
ABC Company Limited*
*Names have been changed
for privacy purposes A: The
quick answer to your question is yes, but only if authorized
by the person in charge of the work.
As you are aware,
Regulation 91-191 is silent on the issue of working within the
radius of rotation of the boom of a crane. More
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DID YOU KNOW
On June 15,
Metron Construction became the first firm in Ontario
history to be convicted of criminal negligence causing
death. Four workers died and another employee suffered
serious injuries when their swing stage scaffold
collapsed and plunged 13 storeys during construction
repairs at an apartment building in Etobicoke on
Christmas Eve, 2009. In their sentencing submission, the
Crown is seeking a $1 million fine. If imposed, it will
represent the highest penalty for criminal negligence
causing death for a workplace accident in Canadian
Safe Use of Carpenters' Bracket
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