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How Canada’s P&C industry feels about COVID safety in their offices

March 30, 2022 by David Gambrill

More than seven out of 10 Canadian P&C industry professionals feel protected from COVID in their new hybrid office arrangements, according to an online poll conducted this week by Canadian Underwriter. Over 650 P&C professionals answered CU‘s survey, including brokers,

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Supreme Court mulls municipal liability in construction site death

December 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will consider the question of what risk a municipality has when someone is killed or injured on a construction site when a contractor is involved. Specifically, the top court announced Dec. 9 it will hear

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Report into fatal sinking near Halifax in 2019 says modifications made boat unstable

September 24, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An independent investigation has found the 2019 sinking of a small workboat near Halifax that claimed one life was caused by hull modifications that compromised the vessel’s stability. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, in a report released

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Return to the office: What these insurance executives say

January 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With the pandemic entering its 11th month, industry leaders are hearing from workers who want more flexibility as to where they work. “We’ve got the majority of [workers] telling us, ‘We would like to spend some time in the office,

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Why this town is not liable for electric shock hazard at sports field

January 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario municipality was recently found not liable for an electrical hazard created when a light pole at a sports field was struck by lightning, allowing the light to continue functioning while letting current leak into the ground near the

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What risk managers can learn from Supreme Court ruling in favour of Canada Post

January 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

How should risk managers handle situations where their workers could encounter hazards off site? A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Canada Post could provide some guidance, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to Canadian Underwriter. “It is now

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Multiple trucking violations by Humboldt semi driver noted in government report

January 29, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MELFORT, Sask. – A Saskatchewan government report says the driver of a semi-truck should not have been on the road the day he flew through a stop sign and caused a crash with the Humboldt Broncos team bus. The report

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Broker calls court injunction against random drug and alcohol testing “scary”

March 5, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s appeal court has upheld a lower court ruling that prohibits Suncor Energy Inc. from testing oil sands workers in safety sensitive positions for drug and alcohol impairment. For Sherry Barge, national transportation leader for commercial brokerage BFL Canada, the

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The financial impact of a product recall

November 17, 2017 Francis Gagné, FAS Global

Whether it is as a result of the risk of e-coli, listeria or salmonella in food products, a choking hazard in children’s toy, a safety issue on a vehicle or a yoga pant stretching and becoming see-through; the list of

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Health Canada reviewing safety of BBQ brushes, says nine injured since 2011

July 18, 2017 Brennan Doherty - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Health Canada is conducting an investigation into the safety of wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecues, with plans to conclude the probe by the end of the summer. The agency said the risk assessment on the brushes comes

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TSB releases proceedings on transportation safety summit

August 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Flow of risk-related information in an organization depends in part on “effective safety management processes,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada noted in a release Thursday. TSB, which investigate incidents involving aviation, marine, rail and pipelines, announced Thursday the release

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Ottawa should require small fishing boats to have radios that automatically alert search-and-rescue: Transportation Safety Board

August 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is reiterating a recommendation made 16 years ago that the federal government mandate emergency position indicating radio beacons “or other appropriate equipment” for small fishing vessels operating off the coast of Canada. In a