Ontario Issued More Than 2,200 Safety Orders to Prevent Construction Injuries
Province Ensuring Construction Workers are Safe on the Job
April 27, 2016 9:00 A.M.
Ministry of Labour
Ontario inspectors stopped work more than 200 times during an enforcement blitz to increase compliance with safety requirements when using heavy equipment at construction sites.
From October 1 to November 30, 2015, Ministry of Labour inspectors visited 967 construction projects. Some of the…
New Requirements for Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification
* Issued: March 3, 2016
* Content last reviewed: March 2016
* See also: Backgrounder
New training standards went into effect on March 1, 2016 for certifying Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members at Ontario workplaces.
The changes will improve the…
Ontario Launching More Than 20 Workplace Blitzes to Enhance Workplace Safety
Ontario will help protect workers on the job by launching more than 20 targeted blitzes at workplaces across the province over the next year. From May 2, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit workplaces such as food services, retail stores, construction sites and mines to investigate potential violations of Ontario's employment standards and occupational health and safety laws. In particular,…
Legislative compliance refers to the establishment of health and safety policies and practices that are in agreement with the standards set by the OHSA (Occupational Health & Safety Act). Every organization is legally required to possess a health and safety policy.
Lack of awareness concerning such a responsibility will not be considered as grounds for defence.
A safe workplace isn’t just about complying with legislative requirements. It is also about improving the overall…
SafetyON strongly believes that employees must enjoy a safe and healthy work environment. As a result, we provide services that help organizations identify areas in the work environment that might be potentially dangerous or harmful to its employees.
We provide risk assessment services for the following…
A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) serves as a tool for enabling the internal responsibility system within an organization or business. The committee is formed by involving representatives from the management and labour areas. This committee is expected to meet regularly and discuss health and
By grouping management and labour professionals together, an organization can address health and safety concerns by using practical knowledge within the context of company…