Province Recognizes the Dedication, Commitment and Courage of Ontario Workers on Labour Day

Statement September 7, 2020 TORONTO — Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement to mark Labour Day: “Every year, on Labour Day, we celebrate the achievements and sacrifice of workers from every sector of our economy. This year is like no other as workers face the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. From the doctors, nurses, paramedics, personal support workers and pharmacists who are caring and...

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Tower-crane safety focus of inspection blitz

In the wake of two recent tower crane incidents in Toronto, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) has announced a compliance blitz targeting every tower crane across the province. Beginning August 31, 2020 through December 13, 2020, inspectors will be checking for records on the condition of the tower crane, before and after erection, and ensure that design drawings for the installation of a tower crane were done by a professional engineer. Inspectors will also...

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UPDATE: Man, 51, killed in accident at Hamilton’s National Steel Car

A man is dead after a workplace accident in Hamilton’s industrial east end. Hamilton police were called to National Steel Car, located at Kenilworth Avenue North and Nikola Tesla Boulevard, shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say a 51-year-old employee “was struck by a large metal item that he was working on.” When paramedics arrived on scene they found a man with “traumatic injuries” and without vital signs, Supt. Dave Thompson said. The man was pronounced dead...

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Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres

Province Also Investing $8 Million to Ensure the Safe Return of Amateur Sports August 14, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO ― The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is supporting the safe reopening of many sport, fitness and recreation facilities by applying a capacity limit on a per room basis to help more businesses reopen their doors, get more people back to work and promote the return to a healthy and active lifestyle for all...

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

Proposed Bill Would Provide Flexibility to Address the Ongoing Threat of COVID-19 July 7, 2020 2:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation is part of the government’s plan for the continued safe and gradual reopening of the province once the declaration of...

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Ontario Reviews Elevator Laws

Government Seeks Input to Help Improve Elevator Safety and Availability July 2, 2020 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Government and Consumer Services TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching consultations in an effort to improve elevator safety, performance, and availability in multi-storey buildings. The province is seeking input on proposed regulatory changes under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. These new rules would help to ensure that elevators are well-maintained...

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Premier Ford Praises Ontario Spirit on Canada Day

July 1, 2020 9:00 A.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Canada Day: “As we celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday, I want to reflect on a year that has been unlike any other, one of the darkest periods in Ontario’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone in the province, creating personal and financial hardship and resulting in losses far greater than anyone could have imagined. As a country, as a...

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Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment April 30, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO ― The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. The government safety guidelines released today will provide direction to those working in manufacturing, food manufacturing and...

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Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

April 28, 2020 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO — The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement regarding the National Day of Mourning: “Today, we observe the National Day of Mourning to honour those who have died, been injured or become ill in the course of their work. As Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, I’m asking everyone in Ontario to take a...

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Ontario Stepping Up Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 on Construction Sites

March 29, 2020 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO — Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement today regarding health and safety on construction sites: “The health and safety of construction workers is a top priority for our government. With the COVID-19 situation changing day by day, we are working to ensure that workers have the tools they need to help keep job sites safe. We...

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