Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 8, No. 10, October 2016
ONLINE HEALTH & SAFETY RESOURCES
Keeping up to date on health and safety requirements can be a difficult task. Laws and regulations vary by province and territory, and there are also federal occupational health and safety requirements. Generally, federal employment regulations apply to government employees which means contacting the agency located in your province or territory is usually the best course of action.
Government of Canada provides countless health and safety resources online, but searching for services can be overwhelming. At the basic level, workers across the country have two core health and safety rights:
1) All workers have the right to refuse unsafe work
2) All provinces and territories provide compensation benefits for workers if the worker becomes sick or is injured on the job
Each province and territory organizes employment standards information in a slightly different way, and it is wise to check online resources on a somewhat regular basis to track updates. For example, the province of Saskatchewan recently launched a central website that consolidated numerous government pages. On this website, occupational health and safety information and labour standards are both found under the “Workplace” heading.
Familiarize yourself with the correct provincial or territorial online resources for your business and spend some time navigating through relevant websites. Consult the FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) area of a site if you are unsure whether you are using the correct resource. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to determine when information has last been updated. Read through available blog entries and consider signing up for email notifications to learn about potential legislative changes.
ONLINE RESOURCES BY REGION:
Newfoundland & Labrador:
Northwest Territories and Nunavut:
Prince Edward Island:
CARI’s 19th Annual Consumers’ Night
Please join us for our biggest networking event of the year.
King Edward Hotel, Toronto
October 17, 2016
BC POLICY UPDATE
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) will be holding public consultations regarding amendments to the British Columbia Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Stewardship Plan for Electric Outdoor Power Equipment (OPEI Stewardship Plan) for the period 2017 to 2021. Consultations will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 5:00pm, in Victoria, BC.
For more information, please review the Notice of Public Consultation here.
The Waste & Recycling Expo will be taking place from November 9-10 in Toronto. Event organizers have offered CARI members free registration to the exhibition. Register for this event using the website link provided on this pass.
BIR World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions)
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
October 24-25, 2016
ISRI Northern Ohio & Pittsburgh
Vendor Expo & Management Seminar
Wednesday, October 26, Hermitage, PA
*For ISRI members only*
Waste and Recycling Expo
ISRI Empire Chapter Annual Vendor Expo
Niagara Falls, NY
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
130 Albert Street Suite 1906
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4