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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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Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety

Ontario is enhancing protection for workers by increasing the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't meet workplace health and safety standards. 

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Freight Company Fined $85,000 After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

Convicted: Consolidated Fastfrate Inc., a national provider of logistic services, including shipping and warehousing.

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Supporting Law Enforcement Workers with PTSD

Ontario is proposing to extend the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presumption to include special constables, and civilian members of police services in Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) and forensic units. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

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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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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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