Working at Heights for construction workplaces has been around for just over 3 years now. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has made it very clear in the past that it would implement a similar strategy for businesses that fall under the industrial establishment regulations. This would have meant that in order to achieve compliance, […]
October 17, 2018 marks a new beginning to our Criminal Code regarding the possession of a previously illegal drug, cannabis. Although Canada had no laws against using cannabis, it was illegal to possess it. The upcoming changes to our Criminal Code will allow individuals to carry limited quantities of cannabis (30 grams) and, in […]
The Ontario Court of Justice has recently set new fines for many sectors, check out the new fines for the construction sector as well. The Ministry Of Labour inspectors are given the authority to issue tickets for violations against the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). These tickets are usually a low dollar value fines […]
Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a worker dies. The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th was established to remember those lost and strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries. This day was first established in 1991 and has now spread across 80 countries worldwide. In 2012, 306 workers […]
As a business owner, have you taken a close look at the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and figured out what you are responsible for? Health and Safety in the workplace is everyone’s business, and as such you should understand all duties the Ministry of Labour (MOL) expects employers to uphold. OHSA […]
As the MOL does various times a year, and as part of the province’s “Safe at Work Ontario” strategy, Safety Blitzes for 2017/2018 are being planned out and you can find what’s on the agenda by clicking here for more info. Your business may be affected. You need to ensure your company is meeting compliance to these […]
Did you know that one of the MOL’s provincial initiatives currently until March 31, 2018 is to reduce noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) across all sectors? NIHL is a serious and ongoing occupational disease that can often take years to develop. There is no cure, however it can be prevented by eliminating or controlling noise […]
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Please be advised that the mandatory certification deadline for Working at Heights training has been extended to October 1, 2017, under certain circumstances. Read more about it from this notice via the Ministry of Labour: Click here for details.
Well balanced Mental Health in the workplace can benefit from: Increased Productivity, Sustainability and Growth, Employee Retention, and Employee Engagement. If you’d like to learn more about the impact of Mental Health in the workplace, click here.