Trans Mountain Pipeline Approved?

What a great day for the Canadian oil and gas industry and Canada…or is it? On June 18, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. You know, the outrageously -delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta’s oil patch to the B.C. […]

An Overview of the Update to The Environmental Emergency Regulations for 2019

On March 6th, 2019 the Canada Gazette published a significant revision of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act’s Environmental Emergency Regulations (EER SOR 2003-307), requiring any entity managing hazardous substances above prescribed limits to prepare, test, file, and communicate to the public an emergency management plan. Environment Canada planned to repeal and replace the existing Environmental […]

In-house Safety Management Systems vs. Third-Party Safety Management Software: What makes the most business sense?

Managing workplace safety is a core priority for industrial operations. To adequately protect workers and the environment, organizations need to implement structured safety management systems (SMS). This business approach to safety allows companies to manage their safety programs, identify hazards, report incidents, and be proactive in controlling risk. A well-designed SMS is mandatory for planning, […]

Fit for Duty

Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada back in October, workers and employers alike have worried about how this would affect an individual’s ability to be fit for duty. But being fit for duty is much broader than the new cannabis legislation and other important factors are being left out of the conversation. Employers […]