A Snapshot: Falls From Height Data Analysis

 Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces. What are the root causes of falls from heights? To answer this question, the ministry analyzed the prosecution files which are prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries, a data source which has not been explored before. The analysis covered a total of 92 fatal falls from a height that occurred between 2009 and 2016. The analysis found that 29 workers had died in their first year...

Continue reading

Prevention Council Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination June, 2021

Ontario’s Prevention Council Chair released the statement below today: In the past 18 months, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of ensuring the health and safety of people at work. During these challenging times, we have seen – and continue to see an unwavering commitment to workplace health and safety. Thank you for your ongoing leadership. The Prevention Council (PC) is dedicated to Ontario’s occupational health and safety system and supports rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations...

Continue reading