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Sunrise Propane Explosion Results in $5.3 million in Fines

It has been more than 7 years since a series of colossal explosions at Sunrise Propane lit up Toronto’s night sky, killing one worker and forcing the evacuation of thousands of neighbouring residents. Investigators traced the origin of the tragedy to vapours being ignited during a dangerous (and illegal) truck-to-truck transfer of propane; and prosecutors

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Criminal Charges, Criminal Convictions, and their Implications for the Employment Relationship

Last week, former Subway pitch-man Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison, after pleading guilty to charges of trading in child pornography and paying for sex with minors. Subway had cut ties with Mr. Fogle months earlier, after police raided his home in July of this year.  In the circumstances, few

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On the Job and Under the Influence?

Earlier this month, an AirBaltic flight bound for Crete was grounded shortly before take-off after several of its crew members – including both the captain and first officer – failed alcohol tests. News reports indicate that a passenger alerted local authorities to a concern that the crew had been drinking; and that following a pre-flight

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The Intersection of Workplace Violence and Occupational Health & Safety: A Tragic Reminder Marks the Fifth Anniversary of Bill 168

On June 7, 2015, a Calgary gas station attendant attempting to prevent a “gas-and-dash” was run down by the vehicle; and she later died of her injuries. This tragedy made headlines across the country; and reports indicate that the employee, Maryam Rashidi, was only on her third day on the job when the incident occurred.

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