Worker’s Injuries from Construction Site Fall in Waterloo Results in $60,000 Fine for Innisfil Company

April 20, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Table of Contents Convicted: MTN Construction Inc., head office at 2441 Doral Drive, Innisfil, Ontario, carrying on business as a concrete formwork contractor for the construction industry.  Location of Workplace: A project to construct a high-rise condominium building at 128 King Street North, Waterloo. Description of Offence: A worker fell 21 feet to the ground, sustaining injuries. Workers had not been given...

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Workplace Inspectors to Visit 1,300 Construction Sites Beginning This Week

Targeted Health and Safety Blitz Focuses on Keeping Workers Safe in Hot-Spot Regions April 15, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites this Friday, dispatching 200 workplace inspectors, supported by provincial offenses officers, to visit 1,300 constructions sites to enforce safety requirements. Officers will also be visiting over 500 workplaces, including big box stores, food...

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Workplace Inspection Campaign Launching In COVID-19 Hotspots

Inspections begin this Friday in Peel and Halton warehouses, manufacturers, and retail businesses Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a series of zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in sectors and regions hardest hit by COVID-19, beginning tomorrow with warehouses, food processors and manufacturers in Peel and Halton Regions. “With more contagious variants identified in many parts of the province, it has never been...

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Ontario Supporting Construction Training in Hamilton

2021 Budget investment will prepare people for in-demand jobs and support economic growth Labour, Training and Skills Development HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $592,000 to help prepare 150 people in Hamilton for well-paying jobs in the construction sector, such as environmental engineers, surveyors, civil engineers and general managers to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19.  Additionally, this support will help employers reduce obstacles to hiring...

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Worker Struck by Falling Tubing, London Company Fined $75,000

Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Great Lakes Copper Ltd., 1010 Clarke Road, PO Box 7515, London, Ontario, a manufacturer of copper tubing for the plumbing, refrigeration and industrial markets. Location of Workplace: A separate shipping/warehouse facility known as “CDC” at 385 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after being struck by tubing that slid as it was being moved. Date of...

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Ontario Businesses Making Workplaces Safer

Inspectors See Increase in Compliance with COVID-19 Safety Requirements March 17, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government is seeing a greater number of small businesses complying with COVID-19 safety requirements. During follow-up visits for educational workplace safety campaigns, provincial offences officers found that approximately 73 per cent of businesses were in compliance with public health measures and compliance increased by 20 per...

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Worker’s ‘Struck-by’ Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Magna Subsidiary in St. Thomas

March 10, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Magna International Inc. operating as Formet Industries, 1 Cosma Court, St. Thomas, an industrial establishment that manufactures full chassis frames, front module assemblies, bumpers, side impact beams and rocker panels for the automotive industry. Location of Workplace: The Formet Industries workplace at 1 Cosma Court, St. Thomas. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after being struck by a truck...

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Linen Worker Injured By Vehicle in Parking Lot, Toronto Employer Fined $120,000

March 10, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Canadian Linen and Uniform Service Co., 20 Atomic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, a uniform rental and linen supply service. Location of Workplace: 20 Atomic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker on foot outside a building was struck by a company vehicle. The lighting in the area was inadequate and insufficient to ensure the safety of workers in the area. Date of Offence: October 30...

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Ontario Hires 100 Additional Health and Safety Inspectors

New employees will support business inspection blitz during COVID-19 March 3, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO — The Ontario government has hired over 100 new occupational health and safety inspectors to support business inspection campaigns, and help ensure employees, businesses and the public are protected. The new inspectors have begun a condensed training program, and will begin making field visits, with a mentor, within five weeks of their start date...

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Death of Worker Results In Trial, Fine of $210,000 for Chelmsford Construction Company

February 26, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: R.M.Bélanger Limited, 100 Radisson Avenue, Chelmsford, Ontario, a company that provides institutional, commercial and industrial construction services. Location of Worksite: The parking lot of a golf course near Sudbury, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when a wooden telephone pole rolled while it was being loaded with a forklift onto a trailer. Date of Offence: September...

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