Failure To Meet Workplace Violence And Harassment Requirements Ends in Hefty Fine

WHITBY, ONTARIO – A company that provided security services for Oshawa City Hall has been fined $70,000 for failing to comply with orders to develop workplace harassment and violence prevention programs for its workers. By provincial law, employers must put in place policies on workplace harassment and violence and train their workers about these policies. The shortcomings came to light when a Ministry of Labour inspector conducted an inspection following an injury suffered by an...

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Class action against WSIB claiming unfair benefit cuts given go-ahead

In a Feb. 14, 2017 article, the Toronto Star’s Sara Mojtehedzadeh reports that a lawsuit filed against the WSIB could potentially impact hundreds of workers allegedly denied “full extent of benefits to which they were entitled.” A class action lawsuit alleging Ontario injured workers had their benefits wrongfully slashed has been granted permission to proceed, after the province’s compensation board sought unsuccessfully to block the case.The suit filed by Toronto lawyer...

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Roger Tickner: Safety is always the right choice

High importance placed on workplace safety at new home construction sites. New home builders have many goals, including delivering beautifully designed, well constructed residences that satisfy our buyers’ needs and wants. We also want these homes to be constructed with workers’ safety in mind. The construction industry includes inherent risks, as work sites are ever-changing environments buzzing with a variety of trades people and vehicles. Ladders, heavy equipment, noise, airborne...

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Heat may have caused falling Gardiner concrete

“City of Toronto officials are speculating that the falling concrete from the Gardiner expressway could be cause by the record high temperatures. Small pieces of concrete fell off the Gardiner Expressway on Wednesday, halting traffic at a major Toronto intersection for several hours, as crews worked to clean up, and check for major faults.” Global News Reports

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Focus Ontario – Fallout from Elliot Lake

It’s been a heart-wrenching week in Elliot Lake. It all started last Saturday afternoon when part of a roof collapsed at the Algo Mall and ended Wednesday as rescue crews removed their hats as a sign of respect as the bodies of two victims were removed from the site of the collapse. The questions and ‘finger pointing’ have already begun. On this week’s Focus Ontario with hosts Leslie Roberts and John Tory examine the ‘fallout from Elliot Lake’.  

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