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Ontario Seeking Input on Employment and Labour Law Rules

Ontario is seeking public input to help make workplaces fairer for workers in industries that currently have exemptions, special rules or exclusions. 

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Bill to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Passes Second Reading
Today, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 passed second reading after debate in the Ontario Legislature.
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Baked Goods Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured by Dough Machine
Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 475 North Rivermede Road, Concord, Ontario, a commercial food manufacturing company that produces baked goods
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Newmarket Company Fined $135,000 After Worker Fatally Injured by Forklift
Convicted: Bodycote Thermal Processing Canada Inc., 630 Newpark Boulevard, Newmarket, Ontario
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Lafarge Canada Inc. Fined $115,000 After Contract Worker Suffers Electrical Shock

Convicted: Lafarge Canada Inc., 6509 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario

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Ontario Providing Funding to Review Impact of McIntyre Powder on Worker Health

Ontario is providing funding to review worker exposure to McIntyre Powder, an aluminum dust used in mines decades ago. 

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Toronto Metal Fabrication Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured By Machine

Convicted: Drummond Metal Fabrication Ltd., formerly known as Repath Industries Ltd., 39 Drummond St., Toronto, Ontario

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Toronto Crane Company Fined $95,000 After Worker Fatality

Convicted: Toronto Crane Service Inc., 360A Deerhide Crescent, Toronto, Ontario

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Windsor Roofing Company Fined in Young Worker Fatality

Convicted: Dayus Roofing Inc., 5120 Halford Road, Windsor, Ontario

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Toronto Company Fined $60,000 for Ignoring Orders to Address Safety Violations

Convicted: Rex Pak Limited, 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto, Ontario

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Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence
Ontario is creating safer workplaces by proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence.
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Ontario Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Miners

Ontario will target hazards that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in mines and mining plants during Global Ergonomics Month in October.

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Thomson Construction Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Critical Injuries From Fall

Convicted: Thomson Construction Ltd., 6904 London Line, Watford, Ontario 

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Toronto Plastics Company, Supervisor, Fined After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

TORONTO, ON - An employer and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $53,000 after a temporary worker was permanently injured on a forklift.

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Maple Leaf Foods Fined $110,000 After Worker Falls With Equipment

WOODSTOCK, ON - Maple Leaf Foods Inc./Les Aliments Maple Leaf Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker was injured in a fall from a loading dock. 

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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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