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WSIB - Workwell
WSIB - Workwell

The WSIB's free, easy-to-use Workwell app is an interactive tool that you can use to evaluate your health and safety management system and improve health and safety and return to work outcomes in your workplace. Search 'Workwell' and scroll down page to 'Using the Workwell app'

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MOL launches Working at Heights program evaluation
MOL launches Working at Heights program evaluation

The numbers are in and lives have been saved but the goal of ensuring Ontario construction workers never again fall to their deaths on construction sites is far from secured.

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Your Guide to Construction Health and Safety Legislation in Ontario
Your Guide to Construction Health and Safety Legislation in Ontario

Download a free, new app designed to provide Ontario workplaces with an understanding of the Construction Projects Regulation. The guide provides information on 50 topics, from personal fall protection systems to scaffolds and electrical hazards.

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Ontario government investing in projects to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities
Ontario government investing in projects to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities

Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.

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2-Minute News - February 2018
2-Minute News - February 2018

Hand protection & more

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Bill 148 - What It Means for Ontario’s Small Businesses & Non-Profit Employers
Bill 148 - What It Means for Ontario’s Small Businesses & Non-Profit Employers

There are many components to Bill 148 that will, or have the potential to, significantly impact small businesses and non-profit organizations in Ontario.

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A Fatal Workplace Accident: Company President Convicted of Manslaughter
A Fatal Workplace Accident: Company President Convicted of Manslaughter

This unprecedented Québec judgment is a reminder that no one is immune from a criminal conviction when a serious or fatal accident occurs.

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2018 March Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2018 March Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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WSIB: Ontario’s construction-related critical injuries are on the rise
WSIB: Ontario’s construction-related critical injuries are on the rise

Data from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) suggests that the number of workplace injuries in Ontario’s construction sector is rising year after year.

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2018 February Report - MoL Report to Labour Management Network
2018 February Report - MoL Report to Labour Management Network

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Minister Flynn's Statement on Workplace Fatalities
Minister Flynn's Statement on Workplace Fatalities

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2-Minute News - January 2018
2-Minute News - January 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Cold Stress
Revised Mobile Crane Manual now available
IHSA to offer Working at Heights Refresher
& more.....

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2018 January Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2018 January Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!
Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.

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WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017

-New Chronic Mental Stress Policy Now Available
-Increasing Fairness with the 2018 Indexation Factor
-Four Technical Rate Sessions Held to Help Employers
-WSIB Ontario to transform how premium rates are set
-Introducing COMPASS a new online health and safety tool
-What to expect at an oral hearing
-Encouraging Student Job Safety with 2018 Video Contest
-2018 Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards nomination call just around the corner
-Call for 2018 research grants applications

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017

. IHSA Safety Talk: Work-related driving
. Accreditation standard comment deadline extended
. Join your local Fleet Safety Council chapter
. CSA Group releases health and safety code for suspended equipment operations

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2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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2-Minute News - November 2017
2-Minute News - November 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
WSIB launches online safety tool
IHSA Safety Groups are recruiting
IHSA creates online e-learning presentations on hearing safety
Call for participants to join two IHSA working groups

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Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Bill 148 Undergoes Significant Amendment - What Does It Mean for Employers?

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CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies
CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies

Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017

Product spotlight: revised Construction Health and Safety Manual
IHSA Safety Talk: Stretching exercises
IHSA helps create new online safety tool and app
WSIB releases 2018 rates

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2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

Falls – ladder safety blitz in Construction sector
Date: October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Falls blitz: The Ministry of Labour will conduct an enforcement blitz targeting fall hazards in workplaces in construction workplaces. From October to November, inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address fall hazards and to protect workers.

See following report for critical injury and fatality incidences.

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WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017

WSIB offers further premium rate reductions in 2018

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OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites
OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites

The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario.

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2-Minute News - September 2017
2-Minute News - September 2017

• IHSA Safety Talk: Needlestick and Sharp-object Injuries
• Health and Safety Advisory: Tower Crane Hoist Brakes
• Time for a mid-year review of your health and safety practices
• IHSA supports Whitby Hydro Contractor Safety Day
• Reminder: IHSA Annual General Meeting October 4
• Working at Heights Refresher update

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