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MoL: Voluntary Health and Safety Representative - Basic Training Resources
MoL: Voluntary Health and Safety Representative - Basic Training Resources

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. For additional information on these resources, please visit the MOL website.

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Health and Safety Advisory: WAH Site-Specific Training
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH Site-Specific Training

Falling from heights continues to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the Ontario construction industry. Despite the fact that working at heights (WAH) training is mandatory and must meet a provincial standard, workers are still dying or suffering life-altering injuries. IHSA has developed an advisory for site-specific training.

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Cannabis Act ‘significant step in the wrong direction’
Cannabis Act ‘significant step in the wrong direction’

News of the legalization of cannabis officially taking effect across Canada in the fall has some construction industry stakeholders questioning how it will impact job site safety, and others stating it may be a good thing for the industry.

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

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Noise in the Workplace
Noise in the Workplace

Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on everyone! Read the following safety tip from the Niagara Construction Association:

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2-Minute News - June 2018
2-Minute News - June 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic Control — Public Roads 2
Preventing fatalities in high-hazard work
Fall date announced for COR™ Internal Auditor Conference
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH - Site-Specific Training
IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs

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WSIB @ Work - Summer 2018 Newsletter
WSIB @ Work - Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Supreme Court of Canada confirms
“general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace
may justify random testing
Supreme Court of Canada confirms “general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace may justify random testing

Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018

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

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Industry Perspectives: WSIB – Top 5 questions answered
Industry Perspectives: WSIB – Top 5 questions answered

Each day, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) receives hundreds of questions from Ontario businesses. Here are some of the most common questions (& answers).

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2-Minute News - May 2018
2-Minute News - May 2018

• IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic control—Public roads 1
• E-learning course for Health and Safety Representatives
• Product spotlight: Fall Protection on Sloped Roofs (IHSA053)
• MOL blitz schedule now available

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Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated
Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated

A group of industry experts looked at the ways in which cannabis will affect the industry from a medical, legal and labour standpoint during a panel discussion

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

Hand protection & more

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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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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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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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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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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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