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Meat Processing Company, Cleaning Service Both Fined in Worker Injury in Toronto

Convicted: Belmont Meat Products Ltd., a meat processor, 230 Signet Drive, Toronto, Ontario; and Betts Cleaning Specialists Ltd., a company providing sanitation services, 5484 Tomken Road, Suite 10, Mississauga, Ontario.

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Casino Workers Injured After Falling, Casino Rama Fined $50,000

Convicted: Casino Rama Services Inc., 5897 Rama Road, Rama, Ontario (near Orillia).

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Ottawa Coffee Shop Company Fined $60,000 for Failing to Comply with Orders

Convicted: Gaia Java Coffee Company Ltd., 267 Cayman Road, Stittsville, Ontario.

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Sudbury Company Fined $50,000 in Worker Fall

Convicted: Pioneer Construction Inc., 1 Ceasar Road, Sudbury, Ontario.

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Ontario Passes Fair Wage Legislation to Protect Workers

Ontario passed legislation today that will ensure people working in construction, building cleaning or security jobs under contracts with the government will be paid the fair, prevailing wage in those sectors.

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Government to Review Public Holiday Rules

Ontario will conduct a review of the public holiday system under Part X of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) following feedback and discussions with stakeholders. The review will be conducted in 2018 by the Ministry of Labour and forms part of the Ontario government's on-going response to the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), the first comprehensive review of the province's labour and employment legislation in a generation.

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Boosting Occupational Health and Safety in Northern Ontario
Ontario is supporting the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University to enhance workplace health and safety research across Northern Ontario.
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Ontario Takes Action to Get York University Students Back in Class

Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, enable thousands of York University students to resume their courses. The legislation would put an end to the deadlocked labour dispute and require York University to resume its normal operations. 

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Ministers' Statement Regarding York University Strike

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement today regarding the labour dispute at York University: 

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Worker Fatality in Stoney Creek Results in $150,000 Fine for Steel Company

Convicted: Janco Steel Ltd., 925 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, Ontario, a company that processes steel products, including slit-to-width large coils.

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Worker Killed on Cheese Production Line in Trenton, Company Fined $150,000

Convicted: Saputo Dairy Products GP. Corporate Headquarters: 6869, Métropolitain Est Montréal, Québec, a company which produces different cheese types.

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Improving Ontario's Trade Classification Process

On April 23, 2018, changes came into effect that will set out the criteria and process for determining the classification of a trade in Ontario. 

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Ontario First Province to Pass Pay Transparency Legislation

Ontario passed legislation today to increase transparency in hiring processes and give women more information when negotiating compensation that is equal to their male peers, making Ontario the first province in Canada to do so.  

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Ontario Helping to Raise Awareness of Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
Ontario is supporting workers and businesses by investing in educational and training initiatives that will help them understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.
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Ontario Inspecting Workplaces to Protect Workers' Health and Safety

Ontario is conducting more than two dozen inspection blitzes in 2018-2019 to ensure employers are meeting health, safety and employment standards at workplaces across the province. 

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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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