Threads of Life presentation leaves a deep impression on workers

No job is worth dying for. That’s the message C.K. DesGrosseilliers wanted workers to take back to the job with them following a recent injury prevention presentation at the nearly completed, twin-high-rise project at Eglinton Ave. and Don Mills Rd. DesGrosseilliers, a volunteer speaker with Threads of Life – a national registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease as well as preventing such...

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Working with Asbestos: What You Need to Know

The Ministry of Labour’s latest video shows what you need to know when working near asbestos. Asbestos kills more workers than any other occupational hazard, including traumatic deaths in construction. All workplace parties, including workers, have a shared responsibility in reducing the risk of exposure. Owners, employers and constructors must ensure workers are safe on the job and are not exposed to asbestos, this includes following the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the...

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Ontario’s Safe Employers to be Rewarded with Millions in Financial Incentives

It pays to be safe. In fact, there is millions of dollars up for grabs as part of a new provincial program that seeks to reward it safest employers – the first program of its kind in Canada. The province recently announced it has earmarked an estimated $140 million for excellence in occupational health and safety, with the financial reward coming in the form of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) rebates over a three-year period.  “We know that good health and safety...

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Ontario To Reward Safe Employers

WSIB To Provide an Estimated $140 Million in Financial Incentives November 22, 2019 10:30 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – Ontario will reward its safest employers with an estimated $140 million for excellence in occupational health and safety as part of a first-of-its-kind in Canada program unveiled today. The program, Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers, will formally recognize employers who successfully implement health and safety...

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CPO Ron Kelusky: “I commend the construction industry for their commitment”

There’s no silver bullet to preventing workplace accidents. In reality,  it’s a little more complicated than waving a magic wand or snapping your fingers. It’s a huge challenge that requires a universal buy-in from employers and employees. According to the Chief Prevention Officer for the Ministry of Labour Ron Kelusky, he has seen first-hand how the construction industry has stepped up its efforts when it comes to workplace health and safety. “I commend the construction...

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Monte McNaughton: “Open and honest conversations about health and safety are critical for all of us”

Growing up in a small town can have some drawbacks, but for Monte McNaughton, the lessons he learned as a young man working in his family’s building supplies store in Newbury, Ont. helped shape the way he sees the world today. “But probably the greatest lesson I ever got was from my mother, who told me on my wedding night; There will be some good days and there will be some challenging ones. Learn how to laugh. Learn to say sorry. And whatever may come, always keep talking,”...

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Worker’s Critical Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Cobourg Company

September 11, 2019 5:20 P.M. Ministry of Labour Convicted: Belden Canada Inc., 130 Willmott Street, Cobourg, Ontario, a company that produces and sells connectivity and networking products to a variety of markets, including industrial and broadcasting. Location: The company’s workplace at 130 Willmott Street, Cobourg. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury after being caught in operating machinery. Date of Offence: February 15...

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Roger Tickner: I think any time you have the opportunity to raise safety awareness and elevate safety standards, that’s a good thing

Courtesy CBC News · Posted: Sep 11, 2019 | Last Updated: Sept. 12 The woman who was struck and killed by a cement truck on Tuesday morning in midtown Toronto has been identified as 54-year-old Evangeline Lauroza. A small vigil took place Wednesday night near where she was killed. Lauroza died while trying to cross Erskine Avenue, near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.  Friends and community members at the vigil described Lauroza as happy, straightforward...

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Inspection Blitz Targeting Ontario Mine Safety

Ontario Launches Mining Safety Blitz to Prevent Workplace Injuries and Illness Ministry of Labour WINDSOR — During a province-wide blitz from August 6 to September 27, 2019, Ministry of Labour officials are targeting hazards that could lead to the collapse of excavated rock in underground mines to keep workers safe. These inspections follow weeks of outreach to workplace parties on their responsibilities regarding addressing ground control hazards inherent to underground...

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Ontario’s CPO Tours Province’s Premier Playground

Last week, the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky toured Friday Harbour on Big Bay Point in Innisfil and a second workplace at Grand Cornell Brownstones 2 – a Markham townhome development by Lindvest. Friday Harbour Site Supt. Andrew White with Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer, Ron Kelusky. Friday Harbour is a massive, all-seasons Lake Simcoe development and the brainchild of the Geranium Corporation. The one-of-a-kind project boasts a central...

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