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Health & Safety

Act addresses logging safety (9/02)

For the first time Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act Section 104-106 has been amended with the intention of mandating safety training for specific tree-harvesting equipment operators and supervisors.

Wood treaters under pressure (9/02)

By Frank Scarcello Manufacturers of pressure-treated wood who use chromated copper arsenate (CCA) are operating under another kind of pressure as wood treaters have agreed to make a transition away from the use of CCA in treated lumber by Dec.

New Sudbury nursing home opens (9/02)

A 128-bed long-term care facility providing 150 jobs opened in Sudbury in early September. The $8-million for-profit Elizabeth Centre in Valley East is owned by Erna Baniulis and Alexander Jarlette, who operate 12 other nursing homes in Ontario.

Contractors workshop planned (9/02)

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association is sponsoring a contractors workshop on Sept. 26.

City reaps benefits of hospital construction, med school announcement (9/02)

An official with the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital says that the construction of the city's new hospital and the announcement of the new medical school are already paying dividends.

Biotechnology centre proposed for Thunder Bay (9/02)

Dominion Construction of Winnipeg and DST Consulting Engineers of Thunder Bay were two of the groups who presented proposals to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital and Thunder Bay city council to develop the Port Arthur General Hospital site when it is dec

Mill investigated following chemical leak (8/02)

Dryden residents spent some anxious hours wondering if the community would be evacuated following a chlorine dioxide leak from Weyerhaeuser's pulp and paper mill on July 30.

Biomass project moves forward (8/02)

Phase 2 of the proposed biomass waste disposal project in Emo Township is underway with an application to FedNor and to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for funding.

Hospital revamps Web site (8/02)

As part of the continuing efforts to improve communication, the Hopital regional de Sudbury Regional Hospital has launched a new and improved Web site ( ).

Sewage plant upgrades pegged at $43M (8/02)

A pre-engineering study in Sault Ste. Marie is recommending a $23.5-million upgrade to the city's east-end water pollution control plant, and an additional $19.48 million to install secondary treatment technology.