Keeping up with OHS

Keeping up with OHS

Employers in Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural resources sectors — mining, oil, energy — are experiencing a steady run of large capital projects that are driving the provincial economy to become one of the top performers in the country. They are doing so with a strong safety record, according to the companies involved and the regulators. That said, the boom times are putting new pressures on employers and workers alike. And while safety is a touchstone for many, it can also easily fall to the wayside without: a proven commitment by workers to continuously follow occupational health and safety regulations, a commitment by employers to provide the required supervision and work environment, and a commitment by government to fund the regulatory agencies tasked with ensuring safe workplaces. To that, The Telegram is taking a closer look at some standing OHS issues and why safety remains, even in the best of times, everyone’s responsibility.

Stop-work orders common at mine sites

November 04, 2013 - 19 h 53

Part one in a four-part series

Three years on with no occupational health and safety (OHS) officers in Labrador, and the two positions available remain unfilled.

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Business 2
Stop-work orders common at mine sites

Paying the cost of safety oversight, protection

November 07, 2013 - 8 h 50

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB), for example, has been kept at “status quo” funding from government this year, despite an increasing number of workers offshore...

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Article
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Local 1
Paying the cost of safety oversight, protection