Teens save teacher with defibrillator

Montreal high school students save teacher’s life using CPR, defibrillator Grade 11 students Leya Nahra, Massinissa and Gaya Berrouche had taken first aid courses Leya Nahra, left, and brothers Massinissa, centre, and Gaya Berrouche jumped into action when a teacher at their school collapsed during a lesson. (Radio-Canada)   Three students…

Man found in cold after car crash

Man found in cold after car crash near Saskatoon dies in hospital: RCMP   WARMAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan RCMP say a man who appeared to be suffering from hypothermia following a car crash has died. Mounties were called early on Boxing Day about someone walking in the middle of a highway…

Teen saves dad’s life

‘He was losing his heartbeat’: Windsor teen saves dad’s life with CPR learned 2 days earlier Catholic Central High School student Turki Ayash, left, saved the life of his father Ahmad, right, by using CPR skills he learned in school. (Dale Molnar/CBC) A Grade 11 student at Catholic Central High…

Free overdose kits

Get free training and overdose kit is not a new idea. A public health emergency in 2016?  The Ontario government has been offering free training on a life saving medication called Naloxone back in 2016. Then why are we still trying to get the message out and convince people to…

Think you don’t need training?

Many people tell me they don’t need first aid training because they work in an office setting. I hate to break the new to you but, life happens. Unfortunately, a staff member of Niagaroma Spa was killed by a car inside the spa. Yes, inside the store. Take the time…

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  Hi. I’m Kathryn Davies, President and lead instructor trainer at Life’s Emergency Training. I would love to talk and get to know you and your company’s needs better. Feel free to contact me anytime at the office 905.634.5678 or on my cell 905.516.7445.

Who to train?

Workers Safety Board has been around in Ontario for a long time in one form or another. As far back as 1886 as the Workmen’s Compensation for Injury Act, then Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1914. The administration was known as the Workmen’s Compensation Board (WCB). “Workmen” was changed to “Workplace”…

Tragedy in Hamilton


The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a person died at a recycling facility on Hamilton Mountain.
Hamilton police staff Sgt. Maggie Schoen said Tragedy in Hamilton.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a person died at a recycling facility on Hamilton Mountain.
Hamilton police staff Sgt. Maggie Schoen said police were called to Countrywide Recycling at 900 Nebo Rd. at 3:30 p.m. on Friday to assist paramedics in relation to an on-site fatality.

The worker was reportedly struck by a loader, said Ministry of Labour spokesperson Janet Deline.
Two ministry inspectors have been assigned to the case. The investigation is ongoing.
According to its website, Countrywide Recycling is “Canada’s most advanced construction waste disposal provider.” It delivers bins to construction sites, then removes them and sorts and recycles construction and demolition waste.

The Spectator requested comment from Countrywide Recycling late Friday (Oct. 4) but has not yet heard back.

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Ontario labour ministry inspectors to conduct safety blitz to prevent common injuries

TORONTO – Inspectors from the Ontario Ministry of Labour will hold a “workplace safety blitz” in the coming months in an effort to prevent the most common on-the-job injuries.
Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the three-month project – running from Tuesday until Dec. 27 – will see inspectors focus on musculoskeletal injury and respiratory illness prevention.
Inspections will take place across the construction, health care, industrial and mining sectors, the province said in a statement.

“This enforcement initiative will help prevent needless suffering for thousands of workers and ensure they are safe on the job,” McNaughton said.

In 2017, musculoskeletal injuries – such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis – accounted for approximately a third of lost-time injury claims accepted by the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Those 19,000 claims to the WSIB cost $72 million and caused 462,000 lost work days, the government said.
McNaughton said inspectors will ensure employers have trained workers on materials-handling practices and a variety of other safety procedures – but will also lay down the law against rule-breakers.
Family of Mississauga man killed in industrial accident speaks out.

“We know most employers provide a very safe workplace for their staff, but there are some that need to do better, quite frankly,” he said. “It’s about education for employers and workers … but also a way for our inspectors to go in and issue work orders if necessary.”
The inspections will also look at ways to prevent breathing hazards including gases, dusts, vapours and fumes that can lead to illnesses.

The ministry said that between 2008 and 2017, so-called long latency illnesses, which emerge years after exposure to a disease-causing agent, accounted for the largest portion of WSIB benefit costs.
The bulk of those claims came from chronic illnesses like lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
McNaughton said government staff have been reaching out to employers about the inspections for weeks.

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Naloxone Kits

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