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Ministry of Labour Workplace Hazards

MOL Clarifies its Interpretation of “Critical Injury”

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The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to report fatalities and “critical injuries” to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ministry of Labour has recently released clarification on its...more

Ontario MOL consulting on new mandatory construction hazard awareness training

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing to require all construction employers to ensure that their workers complete a new “construction hazard awareness training” program. This training program would be an add-on,...more

Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both...more

Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both...more

Contractor jailed for 30 days, fined $45,000 after serious asbestos violations

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Every now and then a case comes along to remind us that violators of occupational health and safety legislation can be sent to jail. Mind you, this case involved not only serious safety violations, but also deceit and...more

Project Manager for Metron Construction convicted of criminal negligence in Christmas Eve fatalities. Three individuals and two...

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The project manager who supervised the four workers who died after a swing stage scaffold collapsed on Christmas Eve, 2009, has been found guilty on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal...more

Ontario Government Responds to Early Results of Mine Safety Review

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In December 2013, the province asked Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer to undertake a review of the occupational health and safety issues related to the mining sector, focusing first on underground mines. The review...more

When Is An MOL Notice Of Workplace Accident Required? Ontario Court Of Appeal Clarifies

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Many Ontario employers will be relieved by an Ontario appeal decision that clarifies – and limits – the obligation to report workplace accidents to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “[I]t is not part of the purpose and...more

Ontario MOL’s Winter Safety Blitzes

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Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more

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