The month of January is almost over. Here are link shares of some of the stories and topics I found of interest in the news.
If you have other news links to share, please post in the comments, as other members might find them interesting.
It was "Intersection Safety” month in Canada, which is an important safety issue. I learned the NSC Motor Vehicle Fatality reported motor-vehicle deaths were up 6% in 2016.
Are you in the transportation industry? Our ask is to give a "Shout Out" to provide an extra reminder to drivers to take a second look for pedestrians. Please join in tweeting #drivertake2ndlook.
In Toronto, the TTC and City kicked off a King Street pilot project, which has moved the passenger stops to the opposite side of the road with cement barriers to block cars from driving through the off-loading area.
Corporate Responsibility: Have been reading more news stories about workplace deaths, with increased attention being paid to holding responsible for their actions.
Also reading more on the Blacklisting of employees who speak up. What can we do as a community to help increase awareness of backlisting whistleblowers?
Workplace Harassment: More attention is on workplace harassment, and government involvement has been a trending topic for months, with the amendments to the Congressional Accountability Act, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA"). The American Psychological Association shared a report that noted sexual harassment is still a “pervasive, chronic problem” that will have lasting effects on employees
Cannabis legalization: The Ontario Government has legalized cannabis. It will be overseen by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).
Please take a moment to share how you believe this will impact Health and Safety, Or Quality processes in the workplace?