August Newsletter

Work-related skin cancer among construction workers set to double by 2060

Cases of work-related non-melanoma skin cancer among construction workers in Ontario are on track to double by 2060 unless additional protective measures are taken, according to new research done by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

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With the law unclear, businesses face tricky questions about mandating vaccines

With COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario looser than they’ve been in months, the debate about whether businesses are able to mandate vaccines for their employees is coming into focus.

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Why Extreme Heat Is So Deadly

In June a massive “heat dome” smothered the famously temperate Pacific Northwest, subjecting parts of Washington State, Oregon and western Canada to blistering and unprecedented temperatures. Lytton, British Columbia, set an all-time Canadian record with a searing 121.3 degrees Fahrenheit (49.6 degrees Celsius).

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Ontario Regulation Governing Excess Soil Management

In June a massive “heat dome” smothered the famously temperate Pacific Northwest, subjecting parts of Washington State, Oregon and western Canada to blistering and unprecedented temperatures. Lytton, British Columbia, set an all-time Canadian record with a searing 121.3 degrees Fahrenheit (49.6 degrees Celsius).

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Ontario creating online training hub, job bank for construction sector

Up to 200 laid-off and unemployed workers will be able to access jobs in construction and hundreds of training programs will be brought online through a new investment from the province.

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COVID-19: Peterborough cases in ‘concerning trend’ as Stage 3 reopening could be stalled: MOH

Peterborough Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. However, for the first time since the pandemic was declared, the region has a weekly incidence rate higher than the provincial average.

In its update issued at 4:35 p.m., the health unit for the second straight day reported 29 active COVID-19 cases in its jurisdiction. There were 23 active cases on Tuesday.

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