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High- Pressure Water Device Kills Worker, $85,000 Fine for Mississauga Company

Convicted: 2132857 Ontario Ltd., 1860 Bonhill Road, Mississauga, Ontario, a company in the business of cleaning drains and catch basins using hydro-vacuum trucks.

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Worker's Injury Results in $75,000 Fine for Arcelormittal in Hamilton

Convicted: Arcelormittal Long Products Canada MP Inc., 1330 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, a maker of steel products.

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Golf Cart Injury in Plant Results in $90,000 Fine for FCA in Windsor

Convicted: FCA Canada Inc., 1 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, an automotive manufacturing business.

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Ontario's Government for the People Improving Fire Safety

Ontario's Government for the People is taking action to protect communities and to address two critical issues in Ontario's firefighting sector: fairness for professional firefighters; and the efficiency of the interest arbitration system.   

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Child Fatality in Factory Results in $150,000 Fine

Convicted: J.M. Lahman Manufacturing Inc., 5467 Ament Line, RR1, Linwood, Ontario, a company that manufactures steel tubing.

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Company Director Fined for Worker Fatality in Toronto

Convicted: Robert Markle of Bolton, sole director of JTF Davco Ltd., a company that fabricates screws from brass and other metal stock, among other items.

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Worker's Permanent Injury Results in $75,000 Fine for London-Area Company

Convicted: Coldstream Concrete Ltd., a company that manufactures precast concrete products for the construction industry.

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Injury From Machine in Brampton Results in $60,000 Fine For Baked Goods Company

Convicted: Give and Go Prepared Foods Corporation, a manufacturer of baked goods, 6650 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario.

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Bradford Company and Owner Fined Total of $110,000 For Worker Fall

Convicted: GMJ Electric Inc., an electrical contracting company, and supervisor, Gino Martignago, Bradford, Ontario.

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Conveyor Injury in Mississauga Results in $75,000 Fine

Convicted: K-G Spray-Pak Inc., a manufacturer and packager of aerosol products, 199 Bay Street, Commerce Court West, Suite 5300, Toronto Ontario (registered head office).

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Worker Fatality Results in $325,000 Fine for Company

Convicted: Coco Paving Inc., 949 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, a heavy civil construction company.

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Fatal Fall Results in $150,000 Fine for Windsor Company

Convicted: Vollmer Inc., 3822 Sandwich Street, a multi-trade construction contractor located in Windsor.

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Worker Caught in Machinery, Company Fined $80,000 in Bracebridge Court

Convicted: Uponor Infra Ltd., a company that manufactures plastic piping, 1 King Street West. 10th floor, Commerce Place, Hamilton, Ontario (registered office address).

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Ontario Open for Business: WSIB Premium Rate Savings to Help Employers Boost Economy

TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that premium rates for employers will be sharply reduced due to the elimination of the WSIB's Insurance Fund's unfunded liability.

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Mine Worker Injured By Equipment, Company Fined $70,000

Convicted: FNX Mining Company Inc. o/a KGHM International (FNX); head office 66 Wellington 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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