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First Nickel Inc. Fined $1.3 Million After Two Workers Killed At Mine

Convicted: First Nickel Inc., 1000 Gordon Lake Road, Chelmsford, Ontario, a mining company.

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Two Companies Fined a Total of $285,000 After Worker Fatally Electrocuted by Overhead Lines

Convicted: PGC Services Inc., 180 Ram Forest Road, Gormley, Ontario, a company that provides hydro vacuum excavation to the construction and utilities industries; K-Line Maintenance & Construction Limited, 12731 Highway 48, Stouffville, Ontario, a company that provides design, procurement, construction and maintenance services for overhead distribution lines.

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Ontario Supporting Workplace Health and Safety

Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.

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Company Fined $125,000 for Death of Worker Struck by Falling Conveyor Frame

Convicted: R. J. Cyr Company Inc., 5015 Eighth Concession Road, RR#3, Maidstone, Ontario, is a metal fabrication company that specializes in conveyors. 

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Ontario Boosting Mental Health Support for First Responders

Ontario is partnering with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby to develop a mobile app that will provide information about mental health, allow for self-assessment of symptoms and help Durham Regional Police Service's officers and staff find appropriate clinical services when needed. 

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Dump Truck Tips Over, Mine Company Fined $70,000 for Worker's Injuries

Convicted: Detour Gold Corporation, 199 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.

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Ontario Supporting Workplace Mental Health and Wellness in Guelph

Ontario is supporting the mental health and wellness of workers by partnering with the Career Education Council in Guelph to develop an occupational health and safety awareness program for youth, teachers and parents.

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Ontario Enhancing Safety for Workers in Indigenous Communities

Ontario is helping to protect workers in Indigenous communities through support for an initiative that promotes knowledge of workplace health and safety.

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Roofing Company Fined $55,000 After Worker Falls Through Roof Opening in Brampton

Convicted: Always Roofing Ltd., 97 Homesdale Road, York, Ontario, a company engaged in commercial, industrial and institutional roofing work throughout southern Ontario.

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Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety in the North

Ontario is improving safety for workers in the North by partnering with Laurentian University to support new initiatives designed to bolster occupational health and safety. 

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Ontario Enhancing Enforcement to Ensure Worker Rights Are Protected

Ontario is enhancing workplace enforcement, penalties and education to ensure all new worker rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed. This plan 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, and providing at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer.

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Ontario Workers Receive First Paycheques with New Minimum Wage

Many workers across the province have now seen Ontario's increased minimum wage reflected in their weekly pay. The general minimum wage rose from $11.60 to $14 on January 1, 2018, and will increase again to $15 on January 1, 2019.

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Brampton Roofing Manufacturer Fined $65,000 After Worker Injury

Convicted: I.G. Machine & Fibers Ltd., a company that produces residential and commercial roofing products.

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Ontario's Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour

Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy.  

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Ontario's Minimum Wage to Rise to $14 on January 1

On January 1, 2018, many people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy. 

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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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