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Second Conviction for Mushroom Farm's Failure to Protect Worker

Convicted: Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd., a mushroom farming facility at 7345 Guelph Line, Campbellville, Ontario.

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Ontario's Health and Safety Training Heading to 21st Century
Ontario's government is working for the people to reduce burdens on job creators, as well as workers by improving training programs that certify those who promote health and safety at workplaces.
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Injury to Worker Results in Fines for Toronto Manufacturer, Director

Convicted: Rex Pak Ltd., 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto, Ontario, and Denise Sabatini of Markham, a director/officer of the corporation. The company is a food blending and packaging co-manufacturer.

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Ontario Names World Renowned Expert to Lead Review On Occupational Cancers

TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People is launching a review of occupational cancer to help ensure that best practices and the most up-to-date information are considered with respect to compensation. 

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Ottawa Permanent Roofing Fined $80,000 for Occupational Health and Safety Violations

Convicted: Ottawa Permanent Roofing Inc.,900 Greenbank Road, Suite 385, Ottawa, Ontario, a company that provided roofing services. 

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Welcoming a New Year of Competitiveness for Ontario's Labour Market

TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People is welcoming 2019 with reforms to make our province more competitive and signal that Ontario is open for business. Changes related to Ontario's labour market that came into effect on January 1, 2019 include:

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Worker's Death in Tank Container Results in $105,000 Fine for Oakville Company

Convicted: Prokleen Washing Services Inc., 2378 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville, Ontario, a company that provides washing services for trucks and trailers, petroleum tankers and fuel delivery trucks, highway tractors, chemical tankers, flatbeds, semi-trailers, light-duty trucks, reefers (refrigerated trucks) and dump trucks.

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Statement by Minister Laurie Scott and Minister Greg Rickford on the Passage of Labour Relations Amendment Act (Protecting Ontario's Power Supply), 2018

Today, the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, issued the following statement on the passage of Bill 67, the Labour Relations Amendment Act (Protecting Ontario's Power Supply), 2018:

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Ace Bakeries Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured in Mississauga

Convicted: Ace Bakery Ltd./Boulangerie Ace Limitee, 22 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, a maker of bread and baked products.

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Steel Tube Injury Results in $120,000 Fine at Welland Workplace

Convicted: Welded Tube of Canada Limited, 111 Rayette Road, Concord, Ontario (registered office), a multi-faceted cold formed carbon steel and high strength low alloy steel tubular producer.

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Weston Bakeries Fined $65,000 for Worker Injury in Etobicoke

Convicted: Weston Bakeries Ltd., 1425 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ontario, a division of George Weston Ltd. and a provider of fresh and frozen baked products.

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Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Protect Electricity Supply

Ontario's Government for the People is introducing legislation that will prevent large scale power outages across Ontario by quickly addressing the collective bargaining deadlock between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Power Workers' Union (PWU).  

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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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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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