Resources

Supporting Research to Enhance Care for Psychiatric Workers with PTSD

Ontario is helping Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care carry out research into preventing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mental health care providers, and ensuring those with PTSD receive timely support to return to work. 

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Ontario Creating Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs
Ontario is creating more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, enabling at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.
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Supporting Probation and Parole Officers and Bailiffs with PTSD

Ontario is proposing to increase support for probation officers, probation and parole officers, and bailiffs with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by putting in place a presumption that the PTSD is work-related. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

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Providing More Support for Nurses with PTSD

Ontario is proposing to increase first responder support to include all front-line nurses who provide direct patient care and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by expediting their access to benefits, resources and timely treatment through the implementation of a presumption that PTSD is work-related. 

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Bruce Power Fined $110,000 After Worker Injury at Lake Huron Plant

Convicted: Bruce Power Inc., 177 Tie Road, Tiverton, Ontario

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Company Fined $60,000 After Worker Falls From Peterborough Building

Convicted: Pro Renovations Solutions Inc.,11-4040 Creditview Road, Suite 193, Mississauga, a company subcontracted to make repairs to an apartment building in Peterborough, Ontario. 

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Ontario's Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Receives Royal Assent

Ontario's landmark Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent today. The broad ranging Act raises the minimum wage, ensures more fairness for part-time and contract workers, and expands personal emergency leave. The minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018, and to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019. 

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Court Imposes $313,000 in Fines for Worker Death at Brampton Community Centre Site

Convicted: One corporation, two individuals:

  • 1428508 Ontario Limited of Concord, carrying on business as Forma-Con Construction
  • Gordon Graham, a supervisor for Forma-Con
  • Andry Sokhan, a worker for Forma-Con

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Roofing Company Fined Again, Director Receives Jail Sentence

Convicted: Sunny Roofing (corporation), and Dong Mo (individual/director).

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Trenton Company Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured by Steel Struts

Convicted: Frazier Industrial Company operating as Fracan, 163 North Murray Street, Trenton, Ontario, a steel fabrication facility.

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs

Today, Ontario passed landmark legislation that will bring more fairness to Ontario workplaces and create more security and opportunity for vulnerable workers and their families. 

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Get College Students Back to the Classroom
Ontario has passed legislation to end the college labour dispute and return Ontario college students to the classroom.
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Ontario Taking Action to Get College Students Back to Class

The Ontario government will be introducing legislation that would end the college labour dispute and return Ontario college students to the classroom. The legislation would require Ontario's 24 colleges to resume operations, ensuring students are able to complete their academic studies.

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Three Companies Fined Total of $460,000 After Worker Injured During Windsor Detention Facility Construction

Convicted: Three defendants:

  • Bondfield Construction Company Limited, 407 Basaltic Road, Concord, Ontario, and the contractor in charge of the project.
  • J.M.R. Electric Ltd., 137 Thames Road East, Exeter, Ontario, contracted by Bondfield to perform electrical installations at the project.
  • Toromont Industries Ltd., 3131 Highway 7 West, Concord, Ontario, contracted with J.M.R. Electric for a portion of the electrical work and the employer of the injured worker.

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Roofing Manufacturer Fined $85,000 in Brampton Court After Worker Injury

Convicted: IKO Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of roofing products, 1 Yorkdale Road, Suite 602, Toronto, Ontario (corporate address).

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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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