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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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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Glencore Canada Corporation fined $110,000 After Workers Injured

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Glencore Canada Corporation, Toronto ON. Location of Workplace: Falconbridge, ON. Description of Offence: failure to ensure that a rail car had been depressurized before the transfer line was disconnected, resulting in an uncontrolled spray of 98 percent sulphuric acid, contrary to s. 56(b) of Ontario Regulation 854/90, Mines and Mining Plants, thereby contravening s. 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health...

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Ball Construction, Inc., Fined $55,000 After Two Workers Injured

March 5, 2020 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Ball Construction Inc., 5 Shirley Ave., Kitchener, ON. Location of Workplace: 530 Manitou Dr., Kitchener, ON. Description of Offence: On July 18, 2018, Ball Construction Inc. failed, as a constructor, to ensure the measures and procedures prescribed by section 26.1(1) of Ontario Regulation 213/91 were carried out at the project. Date of Offence: July 18, 2018. Date of...

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Great Northern Insulation Fined $125,000 After Worker Fatality

March 2, 2020 10:30 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Great Northern Insulation (GNI), a Woodstock ON insulation company Location of Workplace: Gravenhurst, ON. Description of Offence: Failing to take reasonable precautions in the circumstances for the protection of a worker from the hazard of being struck by a moving vehicle not adequately immobilized when installing tire chains contrary to section 25(2)(h) of the OHSA. Date of...

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4-Way Metal Fabricators Ltd. Toronto Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured

February 28, 2020 3:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: 4-Way Metal is a custom metal fabrication company located at 161 Parr Boulevard, Bolton, ON. Location of Workplace: 161 Parr Boulevard, Bolton, ON. Description of Offence: Failing as employer to ensure measures and procedures prescribed in section 25 of O. Reg. 851/90 were carried out, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Date of...

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Ontario Preparing People for Skilled Trades Careers in Thunder Bay

Government Investing in Anishinabek Employment and Training Services Centre and Supercom Industries Skills Training Programs Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development THUNDER BAY – Ontario is addressing a looming skilled trades shortage by investing in training for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. The Province announced funding of nearly $2 million today for two separate projects. Today, on behalf of Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills...

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Vixman Construction Ltd Sentenced to $125,000 fine and 18 Months Probation After Workplace Fatality at Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Vixman Construction Ltd., 4919 7th Line, RR#4 Rockwood, ON. Location of Workplace: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto, ON. Description of Offence: failing as employer to ensure measures and procedures prescribed in section 26.6 (2) and 26.6(3) of O. Reg. 213/91 were carried out, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Date of Offences: March 27, 2018. Date of...

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