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Worker Injury Leads to Second Conviction for Bakery

Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 1295 Ormont Drive, Toronto, Ontario, an industrial bakery specializing in naan bread and muffin products.

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Broken Rope Injures Worker on Burlington Bridge, Company Fined $150,000

Convicted: K-Line Maintenance and Construction Limited, 12731 Highway 48, Stouffville, Ontario, a company that provides high voltage electrical construction and power services.

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Worker Injury Results in $45,000 Fine for Guelph Manufacturer

Convicted: Skyjack Inc., 287 Speedvale Avenue West in Guelph, a manufacturer of elevated material handling equipment such as boom trucks and scissor lifts.

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Safety Blitz Targets Cause of Top Workplace Injuries

TORONTO - Ministry of Labour inspectors will blitz workplaces in an effort to prevent Ontario's top workplace injury, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced today. 

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Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS - The Ontario government is partnering with the construction sector by establishing a special advisory panel to provide advice on a broad range of workplace issues, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton announced today.

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Ontario Government Freezes WSIB Rate Increases for Non-profit Sector

TORONTO - Workplace insurance rate increases will be frozen for all non-profits in Ontario, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced today.

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More Than $600 Million Back Into Ontario Economy After WSIB Eliminates Unfunded Liability Charge

TORONTO - Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is ending its unfunded liability charge, leading to a $607 million reduction in costs to business, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton announced today.

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Worker's Fatal Fall Results in $400,000 Fine for Mississauga Company with Record of Convictions

Convicted: Lafarge Canada Inc., 6509 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1S7 (Eastern Canada head office).

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Worker's Critical Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Cobourg Company

Convicted: Belden Canada Inc., 130 Willmott Street, Cobourg, Ontario, a company that produces and sells connectivity and networking products to a variety of markets, including industrial and broadcasting.

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Worker Fatality in Scarborough Work Yard Results in $265,000 Fine for TTC

Convicted: Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), 1900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.

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Statement from Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton

TORONTO — Today, Minister McNaughton issued the following statement regarding Labour Day:

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Inspection Blitz Targeting Ontario Mine Safety

WINDSOR — During a province-wide blitz from August 6 to September 27, 2019, Ministry of Labour officials are targeting hazards that could lead to the collapse of excavated rock in underground mines to keep workers safe.

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Critical Injury Results in $50,000 Fine for Kitchener Company

Convicted: THS Industries Ltd., 501 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, a company that manufactures steel nails.

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Forestry Worker's Death Results in $80,000 Fine for Logging Company
Convicted: D & G Logging Ltd., 168 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario, a small logging company near Manitouwadge, Ontario
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Court Fines Ottawa Construction Company $70,000 After Backhoe Hits Worker

Convicted: McDonald Brothers Construction Inc., 262 Westbrook Road, Ottawa, Ontario, a construction company that specializes in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector.

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WHSS Featured in Fine LifeStyles Magazine

Find out more about our boutique consulting firm, our beginnings, and what we do best, in the most recent edition of the Fine Lifestyles Kingston magazine. 

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Vadim Kazenelson found guilty in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse

A project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a fatal scaffolding collapse in 2009 was convicted Friday in the deaths of four workers under his charge.

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Caregiver Leaves to Help Families Now in Effect

The Employment Standards Act has been amended and introduced the new unpaid leaves which employers must provide to their employees.  These amendments apply to all provincially registered workplaces.

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Expanded Definition of Worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ontario government has passed the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act which now extends the rights of workers to Co-op students and unpaid learners.  This amendment expands the legal requirement for host employers to protect co-op students and unpaid learners during placements. 

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WHMIS Changes - Free Implementation Webinar

Changes are coming to Canada's national chemical classification and hazard communication standard for workplace chemicals. This recorded webinar will give participants a better understanding of Health Canada's proposed approach to implement the GHS in Canada. 

Length: 41 minutes

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New Working at Heights Regulations - April 1, 2015

The Ministry of Labour has been running a number of advertising campaigns to ensure that those employers and workers working in the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY on CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS are aware of the new Working at Heights Training Requirements.  This new training must be taken from approved Training Providers and must be completed by APRIL 1, 2017.

If you are a provider of CONSTRUCTION SERVICES on a CONSTRUCTION PROJECT this legislative change applies to you.  Your employees current fall arrest training will need to be updated by APRIL 1, 2017.

For clarification on whether this change applies to you please contact us for assistance or Click Here to visit the Ministry of Labour website.

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