Heat, Storms, Hazardous Plants and Insects - What Employers Need to Know and Do to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe this Summer and Fall.
The Ministry of Labour monthly report presented to the Provincial Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee, containing information regarding the construction-related fatalities and critical injuries in Ontario.
Consultation: Construction Hazard Awareness Training - The ministry is consulting on proposed changes that would, if approved, require employers to ensure that workers performing work to which the Construction Projects Regulation applies complete a construction hazard awareness training program. The ministry is also seeking feedback on draft construction health and safety awareness training program and provider standards.
Beginning on May 16 the MoL will be undertaking its first 2-month blitz of the year. This blitz will be targeting “ falls from heights” on construction projects and inspectors will be looking for: appropriate work planning; training in both working at heights and the site-specific training required in using the fall protection system at a project; the proper use, configuration and inspection of fall protection systems; the use of guardrails, where appropriate; the correct configuration of travel restraint systems; and, the use of adequate attachment or anchor points.
Issue #14 | Spring 2016
Michael Chappell, Provincial Coordinator of the Construction Health and Safety Program with the Ontario Ministry of Labour presents the March 2016 report to the Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC).
ABC’s of the WSIB: Navigating Claims & Accounts