Young worker safety: What more can we do?

Young worker safety: What more can we do?

Summer is here, and with it come summer jobs and young worker safety campaigns and enforcement blitzes. It’s the season of young worker safety. For many of our families here at Threads of Life, including mine, it’s personal. We know the horrific reality...
Coping with grief by “doing”

Coping with grief by “doing”

Finding ways to make meaning out of loss There are many ways to experience grief and there are few right or wrong ways to cope, aside from destructive behavior like taking drugs or harming ourselves or others. One way many people cope is by finding some activity or...
Our weekend of hope

Our weekend of hope

Family forum means the world to those grieving a workplace tragedy Driving to the family forum I begin to reflect on the weekend ahead: who I will meet for the first time; who I will get to see again; my confidantes; the people I trust; the people that “get...

Mining Review: Findings for an effective IRS

On April 15, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn accepted the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review (The Review) Final Report along with the 18 recommendations within the report to improve mining health and safety. The Review was strongly advocated for by...