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Workers' Injuries from Explosion Result in $135,000 Fine for Woodbridge Company

Convicted: Noranco Inc., carrying on business as PCC Aerostructure GTA Woodbridge, 710 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge; a company that manufactures structural landing gear components for aircraft.

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Worker Struck By Equipment in Assembly Plant, Fine of $65,000 in Brampton

Convicted: Android-Brampton LLC, a Brampton company that provides module assembly and supply chain management services used in vehicles. 

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Ontario Investing in Talent for Automotive, Manufacturing Sector

TORONTO - Ontario is supporting the province's automotive and advanced manufacturing industries by investing $3 million in training to help workers upskill to ensure they keep pace with innovations in those sectors. 

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Mushroom Grower Fined $90,000 After Worker Pulled into Conveyor

Convicted: Highline Produce Limited, a business that grows and sells mushrooms at two locations in Ontario; head office 715 Mersea Road 5, RR 3, Leamington, Ontario (mailing address 66 Wellington Street West, TD Bank Tower, Suite 5300, Toronto, Ontario).

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Ontario Creating New Training Partnerships, Jobs

KITCHENER — Ontario's Government is investing $20 million in training partnerships that will help job seekers and workers get the in-demand skills they need for good jobs, and connect them with employers looking to grow their businesses.

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Ontario Supporting Economic Growth, New Jobs in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region
PETERBOROUGH — Ontario's Government is supporting a new training partnership project in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region that will unlock up to 100 jobs in aerospace and aviation sector.
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Attracting and Retaining Millennials Key to Future of Skilled Trades

TORONTO - Employers in the construction sector need to find new ways to talk to millennials if they are going to solve a looming skilled trades shortage.

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Ontario Supporting Bombardier Workers in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY - The Ontario government is supporting workers impacted by layoffs at the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay by providing them with training and services to get back to work quickly. 

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Worker Caught in Rubble, Company Fined $65,000 in Thunder Bay District

Convicted: 1481410 Ontario Limited carrying on business as SL Marketing, PO Box 836, 25 Peter Street, Orillia, Ontario.

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Worker Killed in Excavation, $150,000 Fine for Contracting Company

Convicted: Kurtis Smith Excavating Inc., a sewer and watermain contractor, 225 Industrial Park Drive, Brussels, Ontario.

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Moving Equipment Causes Injuries, $65,000 Fine for London Mill

Convicted: Great Lakes Copper Ltd., 1010 Clarke Road, London, Ontario, a company that operates a copper tube mill.

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Customer Struck by Falling Load, Loblaws Fined $80,000 in London

Convicted: Loblaws Inc., a registered Ontario entity with a network of over 1,000 supermarket stores in Canada.

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Ontario To Reward Safe Employers
TORONTO - Ontario will reward its safest employers with an estimated $140 million for excellence in occupational health and safety as part of a first-of-its-kind in Canada program unveiled today.
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Fatality Results in $125,000 Fine for Sudbury Construction Company

Convicted: Teranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd., 799 Luoma Road, Sudbury, Ontario; a business focussing on highway construction, municipal infrastructure and site development.

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Fall From Ladder Results in $50,000 Fine for St. Thomas Manufacturer

Convicted: Maxill Inc., 80 Elm Street, St. Thomas, Ontario; a company that manufactures infection control products.

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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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