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ES Self-Service Tool
ES Self-Service Tool

This tool is designed to help employees and employers in Ontario understand some of their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets certain minimum standards of the ESA.

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WSIB - Rate Framework
WSIB - Rate Framework

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Voluntary Health and Safety Representative Basic Training Resources

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have a Health and Safety Representative(HSR). The Ministry of Labour has developed one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives in small businesses.

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Keeping up with Canada’s fast-changing employment and labour laws.
Keeping up with Canada’s fast-changing employment and labour laws.

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Ontario Government Announces Review of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Ontario Government Announces Review of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Two special advisors have been appointed to conduct a review of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”).

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AODA Toolbox - February 2019 issue
AODA Toolbox - February 2019 issue

What you need to know about Ontario's accessibility laws.

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WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes
WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) implemented new
Operational Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes, setting strict guidelines for the use of medical cannabis as treatment for work-related illness or injury.

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42 percent of construction worker deaths involve falls, new database shows
42 percent of construction worker deaths involve falls, new database shows

US study on falls in the construction industry similar findings to Canada

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Don’t wait to address mental health and addiction at work, says expert
Don’t wait to address mental health and addiction at work, says expert

CFBA Conference Guest Speaker Paul Radkowski, CEO and clinical director of the Life Recovery Program, provided some tips for dealing with mental health and addiction issues in the workplace during a presentation at the Ontario General Contractors 11th Symposium.

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2-Minute News - May 2019
2-Minute News - May 2019

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Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot
Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot

Members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association were told if they don’t already have a drug and alcohol policy to deal with impairment in the workplace, they need one now.

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Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018
Executive Summary
Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 Executive Summary

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2-Minute News - April 2019
2-Minute News - April 2019

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2-Minute News - March 2019
2-Minute News - March 2019

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2-Minute News - February 2019
2-Minute News - February 2019

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Ontario's Health and Safety Training Heading to 21st Century
Ontario's Health and Safety Training Heading to 21st Century

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2-Minute News - January 2019
2-Minute News - January 2019

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WSIB @ Work - Winter 2018 Newsletter
WSIB @ Work - Winter 2018 Newsletter

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Labour-Management Network December 2018
Labour-Management Network December 2018

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2-Minute News - November 2018
2-Minute News - November 2018

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Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction
Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction

COCA's press release on the Government's announcement

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2-Minute News - October 2018
2-Minute News - October 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Responsibilities.
IHSA.ca Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 1.
Order the IHSA Struck-by Kit.
New guardrails poster now available.
Small business toolkit: Start your health and safety program in 3 steps.

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Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code
Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code

Cannabis or “marijuana” laws are changing in Canada. It will now be legal for people age 19 or older in Ontario to buy, possess, use and grow recreational cannabis. Provincial laws generally permit cannabis use wherever laws permit tobacco use. Cannabis use for a medical purpose (medical cannabis) continues to be legal.

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October 2018
October 2018

Cutting red tape in order to help create and protect jobs.
WSIB premium rate savings to help employers boost economy.
Cannabis legalization and workplace safety.
Small business toolkit; providing small business owners with step-by-step instruction on how to help ensure a healthy and safe workplace.
Safe At Work Ontario consultation paper.
Symposium of occupational health and disease prevention.

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Small Business
Small Business

Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created a number of training resources

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