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Published on: 12 Jun 2013 By

Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?

For an interesting take on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and the likely impact of the British Columbia government’s public rejection of the proposal, check out the excellent US environmental news program, Living on Earth. Like many other observers, Living on Earth concludes t…

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Published on: 11 Jun 2013 By

Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study

Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace. This can  lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job. In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employer…

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Published on: 5 Jun 2013 By

Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?

Do you manage a business? Do you know the difference between an EPA inspection and an EPA investigation? In the newest post from our blog Clearing the Air, Paula Lombardi looks at this important issue and offers advice that will help your business be prepared.As mentioned in the last post, t…

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Published on: 4 Jun 2013 By

More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's

A recent report in a leading peer reviewed medical journal, Neurology, again concludes that exposure to pesticides and solvents is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The report evaluates the results of 104 studies from around the world.

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Published on: 30 May 2013 By

Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?

Do you have tattoos?  Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ba…

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Published on: 27 May 2013 By

$500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm

Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. Its illegal use of a pesticide contributed to substantial lobster kills in southwestern New Brunswick. The court ordered Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. to pay a total of $500,000, one of the largest and most significant penalties …

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