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Reducing the risks when driving clients

WorkSafe Bulletin #2014-06

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Leg crushed when struck by assembly struts
  • Finger partially amputated in infeed of planer
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  • Young worker died after receiving electric shock
  • Two workers drowned when vessel sank
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Bill 17, Nurse Practitioners Defined as Qualified Practitioners

At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the inclusion of nurse practitioners in the definition of a "qualified practitioner" in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual.

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Discussion Guide

Take Care of Yourself and Others: Safety videos for care workers (PDF 1.8 MB)

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Free e-learning courses from CCOHS regarding possible changes to WHMIS after GHS

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