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Inspection Blitz Targeting Ontario Mine Safety

WINDSOR — During a province-wide blitz from August 6 to September 27, 2019, Ministry of Labour officials are targeting hazards that could lead to the collapse of excavated rock in underground mines to keep workers safe.

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Critical Injury Results in $50,000 Fine for Kitchener Company

Convicted: THS Industries Ltd., 501 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, a company that manufactures steel nails.

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Forestry Worker's Death Results in $80,000 Fine for Logging Company
Convicted: D & G Logging Ltd., 168 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario, a small logging company near Manitouwadge, Ontario
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Court Fines Ottawa Construction Company $70,000 After Backhoe Hits Worker

Convicted: McDonald Brothers Construction Inc., 262 Westbrook Road, Ottawa, Ontario, a construction company that specializes in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector.

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Death of Worker in Tottenham Construction Project Results in $130,000 Fine to Japanese Company

Convicted: Access Limited, 1080 Kouzu-Machi, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0821, Japan, an engineering company that develops, designs and manufactures automation equipment for automated press and machine lines and provides production start-up and service support. The company is incorporated pursuant to the respective domestic laws in Japan.

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Inspection Blitz to Support New and Young Worker Safety

LONDON —The Ontario Government is working with employers to keep new and young workers safe by launching targeted inspections focused on the safety of summer students. The inspections follow months of outreach to businesses by the Ministry of Labour to educate and assist them in creating safe workplaces. 

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Death of Worker Results in $130,000 Fine for Concrete Company

Convicted: Torrent Shotcrete Canada Ltd., 140 Yonge Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, a company that provides concrete for the construction industry.

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Worker Falls from Oakville Townhouse Site, Construction Company Fined $60,000

Convicted: MC Oakvillage GP Inc. (MCO), 180 Kent Street, Suite #200, Ottawa, Ontario, a construction company.

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Construction Company Fined $200,000 After Worker Killed by Falling Concrete

Convicted: J.N.D. Erectors Limited, 270 Fletcher Drive, Maple, Ontario, a company involved in commercial and residential construction.

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Faulty Equipment Injures Two Workers, Auto Shop Fined

Convicted: Lakeshore Motors Ltd., 1155 Government Road West, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, a car dealership selling and servicing new and used cars, trucks and SUVs.

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Worker Injury Results in $60,000 Fine for Aerosol Manufacturer

Convicted: K-G Spray-Pak Inc., 8001 Keele Street, Vaughan, Ontario, a manufacturer of aerosol products.

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Accuristix Inc Fined $125,000 After Worker Killed

Convicted: Accuristix Inc. 2844 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, a warehouse facility operator.

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Continuous Colour Coat Limited Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured

Convicted: Continuous Colour Coat Limited, 1430 Martin Grove Road, Rexdale, Ontario, a manufacturer of coated metal products.

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Waynco Limited Fined $110,000 After Worker Killed

Convicted: Waynco Limited, RR #5, Lot 1, Conc. 9 ND Twp., Cambridge, Ontario, an aggregates company.

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Kitchener Electrical Company, Supervisor Fined Total of $60,000 After Workers Suffered Burns

Convicted: O'Connor Electric Ltd, 9 Centennial Drive, Suite #2, Ontario, a provider of electrical services on construction projects; Mike Walker, work crew supervisor. 

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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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