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Labour Minister Wraps Up Successful Sudbury Tour

SUDBURY - Ontario's government is working for the people in the North by investing in mine safety, taking steps to reduce red tape, attracting new investments and helping to create jobs as the province marks 90 years of mine rescue.

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Ontario Protecting Jobs and Investing in Northern Ontario

SUDBURY - Ontario is putting people first by working to keep mine operations in Ontario and around the world safe and reliable for workers. The province is investing almost $2.6 million in a new, state-of-the-art, rope-testing machine that will put Ontario on the leading edge of mine safety and protect jobs for the next 25 years by ensuring accurate, timely testing of wire ropes used for lifting ore and other materials in mines. 

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Convictions for Toronto Employer's Failure to Obey Orders to Pay Wages

Convicted: Academic Hospitality Inc. and its director Bradley Moore, for a company operated as Recess or Recess Diner; 8 Dovercourt Road, Suite 502, Toronto, Ontario. Workplace/restaurant address: 60 Sudbury Street, Toronto, Ontario.

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Ministry of Labour Continuing Digital Evolution

Ontario's government is working for the people to help job creators by introducing a digital tool to help employers audit their compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). The new digital self-audit tool can replace slow and cumbersome paper audits and will make it easier for businesses to comply with the Act and pay workers faster. 

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Lack of Required Training, Protection Results in $70,000 Fine for Tecumseh Company

Convicted: Cybertech Controls and Electric Inc., 8555 Twin Oakes Drive, Tecumseh, Ontario.

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Worker Struck in Scrapyard, $55,000 Fine for Windsor Recycler

Convicted: K-Scrap Resources Ltd., a steel recycling company, 110 Hill Avenue, Windsor. Ontario.

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Worker Injury in Windsor Results in $60,000 Fine for CS Wind Canada

Convicted: CS Wind Canada Inc., 9355 Anchor Drive, Windsor, Ontario, a business that previously specialized in the manufacture and supply of wind towers but is currently in a state of shutdown.

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Heavy Equipment Fatality in Brampton Results in $85,000 Fine

Convicted: Cobra Float Services Inc., 450 Bowes Road, Ste. #5 and #6, Concord, Ontario.

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Mississauga Lumber Company Fined $75,000 After Worker Injury

Convicted: Argo Lumber Inc., 7630 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, a supplier of lumber products to construction projects.

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Ontario Protecting Those Working At Heights

Ontario's government is working to keep those who work-at-heights safe. The government's working-at-heights training program is preventing worker injuries and saving business up to $36 million in health, lost productivity and other costs, says a study by the Institute for Work and Health. 

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Convictions Upheld After Re-trial for Mississauga Employer's Failure to Obey Orders to Pay Wages

Convicted: Peter David Sinisa Sesek, operator of a Brampton business known as Academic Montessori, and a summer camp in Mississauga known as Wonderful Interactive Summer Experience (WISE) Summer Camp. Business address: 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, Ontario.

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Ontario Supporting Stable Labour Relations
The Ontario government is working for the people to make it easier to access labour relations services and information by reducing onerous paperwork and red tape, while contributing to a stable labour relations climate.
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Injury at Peterborough Plant Results in $130,000 Fine for Nova Scotia Company

Convicted: Ventra Group Company, a Nova Scotia corporation registered to conduct business in Ontario. Corporate address: 1969 Upper Water Street, 1300 PURD, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ventra operates a plant at 775 Technology Drive in Peterborough which manufactures injection moulded plastic vehicle components.  

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Woodbine Mall Operators Fined $50,000 for Failure to Pay Workers As Required

Convicted: Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc., 2562 Stanfield Road, Mississauga, Ontario, an operator of a shopping mall and children's amusement centre. 

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Elevator Fatality Results in $200,000 in Fines to Event and Condominium Companies

Convicted: Events at One King West Ltd., and Toronto Standards Condominium Corporation 1703, both at 1 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

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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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