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Ontario: Helping Workers with Job-Related Post-Traumatic Mental Stress

McGuinty Government Promoting Healthier, More Productive Workplaces Ontario is launching a roundtable to help workers who suffer from job-related post-traumatic mental stress. This new roundtable will be led by a facilitator and will bring together representatives from high-risk sectors, such as police, emergency medical services and transit services, where workers  may, as a result of … Continue reading »

Ontario MOL: Tower crane, mobile crane, & concrete pump blitz

From the beginning of July to the end of August, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) will conduct a blitz on tower cranes, mobile cranes, and concrete pumping equipment. Improper use of this equipment could result injury or death to workers as well as to the public. The blitz is designed to raise awareness about the … Continue reading »

Ontario Brings More Clean Solar Power Online, Creates Jobs

New Rooftop Solar Project Will Power 120 Homes Ontario’s newest rooftop solar installation is bringing more clean electricity online while creating good jobs for families. The rooftop solar project at Jamieson Laboratories’ manufacturing plant in Windsor is one of the largest rooftop solar projects to come online since Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff program was introduced. The project, to … Continue reading »

Crash injures two workers and scatters millions in coins on road

Millions of dollars in coins and a shipment of candy were scattered across an Ontario highway Wednesday following the crash of a Brinks tractor-trailer that seriously injured two people. Both of the men who were in the Brinks truck were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Highway … Continue reading »

The Honourable Lisa Raitt will host a round table with stakeholders to discuss occupational health and safety in the workplace

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, will host a round table with stakeholders to discuss occupational health and safety in the workplace. Minister Raitt will be available for a photo op and to answer questions from the media following the round table. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. … Continue reading »

High-rise construction trades targeted in MOL blitz

By: Angela Stelmakowich Ontario’s labour ministry has a message for construction projects engaging in high-risk construction trades: ensure everything is in safe working order. The point will likely be repeated often — with the goal of having that message stick long term — as part of the Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) month-long inspection blitz, which … Continue reading »

Ontario: Making Construction Sites Safe For Workers

McGuinty Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries Ontario is working to improve safety in high-risk construction trades with a targeted, month-long blitz to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries. Beginning March 1, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing … Continue reading »

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Neilson Trustaste 2% MicroFiltered Partly Skimmed Milk may contain a cleaning solution

OTTAWA, January 26, 2012 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and SaputoInc. are warning the public not to consume the Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk, with best before date February 12, 2012, described below. This product may be contaminated with a cleaning solution. The affected product, Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed milk, is … Continue reading »

Ontario Blitz Results: Access Equipment

Workers can suffer serious injuries and death when access equipment is improperly used. Lack of training and non-compliance with manufacturer’s instructions are often the cause of these incidents. From August 1 to August 31, 2011, Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted a blitz of hazards involving all types of access equipment at Ontario constructions sites. Inspectors … Continue reading »

Huge Study Aims to Understand the OHS Culture of Ontario Firms

Four health and safety associations in Ontario have joined forces with the Institute for Work & Health to undertake the largest workplace prevention studies in Ontario. The Institute for Work & Health is looking to recruit 5,000 organizations to participate in the study. Informally referred to as the “5,000 Firm Study,” it hopes to understand … Continue reading »

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