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.

Keeping up with OHS
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Dolf
- December 31, 1969
- 19 h 00

The late-great basedball pitcher/broadcaster Dizzy Dean murdered the English language. Referring to the portly Don Zimmer one time he opined: "It looks like my friend is eatin' off the highest part of the hog". Hmmmmm.

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Budget 2014: Full coverage March 28, 2014

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down its budget March 27. The Telegram provided full coverage.

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Gamblers Speak Anonymously March 25, 2014

Struck by an anonymous letter about VLT usage emailed in from a person writing under the name “John Doe,” The Telegram launched an investigation into his/her written observations of a lack of detailed reporting of VLT numbers by the Atlantic Lottery Corp. and, more importantly, claims the true impact of the machines was being hidden as a result.

The Telegram found evidence of single VLTs in the province taking in more than $600,000 in cash in less than a year and began to collect stories of continued abuse of VLTs, despite a provincial government push, beginning in 2005, to curb problem usage.

As the stories have been published, people have contact the paper to share their stories as “John Doe” did.

The Telegram encourages anyone who wants to share their story, offer a comment, or raise a concern over VLT use to email: afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com.

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Missing mothers, lost daughters March 14, 2014

Since January, the Telegram has been running an occasional series on missing and murdered women from Newfoundland and Labrador. Those stories are included here, as well as coverage of the murder of Loretta Saunders in Halifax and past features and stories on victims such as Juliane Hibbs and Dana Bradley.

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Dana Bradley disappeared on Dec. 14, 1981. Her body was found in woods along a lane off Maddox Cove Road on Dec. 18, 1981. — Submitted photo
Remembering Cougar Flight 491 March 12, 2014

The people of the province were going about their regular matters on the morning of March 12, 2009, when they heard the news that the morning was going to be anything but routine. A helicopter had crashed into the ocean with 18 people aboard.

In the years since, The Telegram has followed the reaction of the people and families that were affected, and the corporate and political response.

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Flowers are being left this morning on the fence surrounding Cougar Helicopters headquarters at St. John's International Airport, in memory of the victims of Flight 491 who died when a helicopter ditched offshore on March 12, 2009. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Ice warriors February 26, 2014

Where once there were none, there are now six players in the National Hockey League who call Newfoundland and Labrador home. Telegram sports editor Robin Short recently spoke with Michael Ryder, Ryane Clowe, Daniel Cleary, Colin Greening, Teddy Purcell and Adam Pardy, and took a look at their careers so far.

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NHL jerseys, signed by Newfoundland players in the NHL.