Ontario safety blitz targets material handling hazardsby Canadian Plastics
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) is launching a work place safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.
GM fined $34M for botched ignition switch recall, also recalls more vehiclesby Canadian Plastics
General Motors has been fined the maximum penalty of $35 million by U.S. safety regulators for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths, and is also issuing another huge recall over an…
GM restructures engineering staffby Canadian Plastics
In response to a massive safety recall, General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization.
Ontario develops first workplace health and safety strategyby Canadian Plastics
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has developed what it calls the province’s first integrated strategy to prevent injuries and improve the delivery of workplace health and safety.
First health study on fracking outlines potential effectsby Canadian Plastics
A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the…
Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injuryby Canadian Plastics
A Sarnia, Ont.-based plastics recycler has been fined $410,000 after a worker was pinned and injured by a bale of plastic three years ago.
Eastman wins Tritan lawsuit against CertiChem/PlastiPureby Canadian Plastics
Specialty chemical maker Eastman Chemical Company has won a lawsuit that dealt with claims of estrogenic activity in the firm’s Tritan-brand copolyester.
FDA bans BPA in infant formula packagingby Canadian Plastics
The Food and Drug Administration will ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxy resins in coatings for baby formula packaging in the U.S., according to a ruling published on July 12.
No evidence that styrene exposure causes cancer: studyby Canadian Plastics
There is “no credible evidence” that styrene exposure increases the risk of cancer in humans, according to a new study.
Study suggests women working with plastic auto parts among those with higher-than-normal cancer risk; industry respondsby Canadian Plastics
Industry associations are questioning a new Canadian study that suggests women working in certain industries – including some that relate to plastics – appear to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing breast cancer.
BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.
Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: studyby Canadian Plastics
Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.
Ontario plastics molder fined $55,000 after worker injuredby Canadian Plastics
Amhil Enterprises Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based plastics processer, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Industry golf tournaments are coming up!by Canadian Plastics
Springtime means one thing in particular for the plastics industry: golf. There’s a series of annual tournaments coming up soon. To help you keep track, here are the dates and locations of a few of the biggies.
FDA rejects BPA banby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will deny a petition from the National Resources Defense Council’s petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products manufactured in America.
Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Healthby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.
EPA seeks to tighten PVC production guidelines in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
The U.S. regulatory body the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to toughen up standards to reduce emissions of harmful toxic substances produced in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins and its copolymer products.
Levels of BPA lower among Canadians than Americans: studyby Canadian Plastics
Americans are being exposed to much higher levels of the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) than Canadians, a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found.
Polymer fibres might hold the key to tissue regeneration (September 26, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
Using polymers to help regrow torn muscles and tendons? Sounds like something out of a late night sci fi fli…
Explosion at east China plastics factory kills at least 12by Canadian Plastics
At least 12 people are reported dead and dozens injured in an explosion at an abandoned plastics factory …