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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Fatality Results in $125,000 Fine for Sudbury Construction Company

November 20, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Teranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd., 799 Luoma Road, Sudbury, Ontario; a business focussing on highway construction, municipal infrastructure and site development. Location of Workplace: A culvert and bridge rehabilitation project north of Elliot Lake on Highway 639. Description of Offence: A worker was killed after jumping from a truck that was rolling backward and...

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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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Fall From Ladder Results in $50,000 Fine for St. Thomas Manufacturer

November 18, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Maxill Inc., 80 Elm Street, St. Thomas, Ontario; a company that manufactures infection control products. Location of Workplace: 80 Elm Street, St. Thomas, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury after falling off a ladder while trying to access the roof of the workplace.  There was no safe means to access the roof. Date of...

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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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Workplace safety top priority for Ontario labour minister

Program rewarding safe employers to launch this month: McNaughton Marcel Vander Wier A safer province is the top priority of Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “We will continue to raise awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities to improve workplace safety in every way we know how,” he told a room full of OHS professionals gathered at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Toronto, Nov. 15. “This is my top...

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Fourth Conviction for Toronto Heavy Construction Company

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Coco Paving Inc., a heavy-construction company, 949 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Location of Worksite: A project located between Old Rail Line and Carlan Drive in Port Perry, Ontario. Description of Offence: An excavator came into contact with energized wires when its boom was lifted; workers were present. Date of Offence: February 8, 2018. Date of Conviction: November 6, 2019. Penalty...

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Firefighters Injured During Training Exercise, City of London Fined $55,000

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Corporation of the City of London, 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario. Location of Worksite: Lake Fanshawe, part of the Fanshawe Conservation Area, located at 1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario. Description of Offence: Two firefighters were injured while trying to re-inflate part of an inflatable boat that was being used during a training exercise. Date of Offence: June 15, 2018. Date of...

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Fall From Ladder Injures Workers, Landscaper Employer Fined $45,000

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Patty Mac Inc., a custom building, construction, landscaping and property maintenance business with an office located at 3785 Muskoka Road in Bala, Ontario. Location of Worksite: The defendant’s premises on Muskoka Road in Bala. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after falling from a ladder being used while cutting branches from a tree. Date of Offence: June 22, 2018. Date of...

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Company Director Fined $10,000 for Worker Injury in Toronto

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Sukhjinder Mokha, director of Mr. Diesel Emissions Inc., a mobile vehicle emissions testing business based in Brampton, Ontario. Location of Workplace: A residential address on Geary Avenue in Toronto, where a roofing company was completing a roofing project. Description of Offence: A worker employed by a roofing company was injured when a dump truck that was being tested for emissions moved, pinning the...

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