New legislation out of Alberta aims to make the energy industry more competitive with other regions and eliminate duplication of work among departments by creating a “one-window approach” to energy regulations, said the...
Nov 5, 2012
As part of a new omnibus budget implementation bill, the federal government is attempting to disband The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), an independent agency accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.
Oct 22, 2012
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) has awarded Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) points for attendance at the November 7 to 8, 2012 International Sites and Spills Expo at the International Centre in Toronto.
Oct 15, 2012
Martin Bundred, 24 years into the HazMat biz, says a plan cannot occur without someone leading. Most days, whether at an oil spill off Red Deer River, or a fire in Slave Lake, Bundred is that someone. At least in Alberta. And at least in terms...
Oct 10, 2012
The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan will earmark $1 billion over three years to cover the remediation of some 1,100 high-priority sites across the country, Environment Canada has announced.
Oct 9, 2012
MARKHAM, Ont.—Decommissioning a manufacturing plant may seem like just another engineering project—assess the site, remediate environmental concerns, and present the property to the owner in agreed-upon condition.
Oct 9, 2012
TORONTO—Are they ready? The question is all-too familiar to managers wondering if junior staff can handle more responsibility. Finding the balance between independence and supervision is challenging, but it can be done.
Oct 9, 2012
Some 70,000 first responders to the terrorist attacks in New York City on 9/11 are now eligible for free monitoring and treatment for various forms of cancer, the U.S. government has announced.
Oct 1, 2012
British Columbia-based Teck Resources – one of the world’s largest zinc producers – has taken responsibility for a century-long slag discharge into the U.S. area of the Upper Columbia River.
Sep 24, 2012
On the heels of Quebec’s new government rejecting the province’s profitable yet controversial export of asbestos, Ottawa will no longer veto the global push to list the chrysotile form of the silicate mineral as a hazardous material.
Sep 17, 2012