Category Archives: Employment Standards

Employment Standards, Employment Standards Act, ESA

Promoting Sustainability of Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation System: McGuinty Government Moving Forward with Proposed Amendments to Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

October 22, 2012. Ontario is moving toward amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to promote the long-term stability of the workers’ compensation system. Proposed changes to the WSIA would, if passed, allow the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board … Continue reading

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Fall Safety Blitzes Target Workplace Hazards: McGuinty Government Committed to Preventing Worker Injuries

August 22, 2012. Ontario is helping workers stay safe on the job by launching four targeted safety blitzes at workplaces across the province this fall. Between September and December, blitzes will focus on:

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Food Directions Inc. Fined $60,000 after Worker Injured

July 19, 2012. Toronto, ON – Food Directions Inc., a Scarborough pasta manufacturer, was fined $60,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

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Continuous Color Coat Limited Fined $60,000 after Worker Injured

July 4, 2012, Toronto, ON – Continuous Color Coat Limited, carrying on business as Metal Koting, a company that manufactures and supplies custom coil coated products, was fined $60,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after … Continue reading

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Preventing Mining Pits and Quarries Injuries

Mining inspectors will blitz surface mines across Ontario in July. The increased enforcement is part of the province’s Safe at Work Ontario strategy, launched in June 2008. The inspectors will focus on hazards involving haulage of materials found in surface … Continue reading

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Inspection Blitz Targets Crane Safety

Safety of tower and mobile cranes will be the focus of a blitz in July and August 2012. The increased enforcement is part of the province’s Safe at Work Ontario enforcement strategy, launched in June 2008. A team of more … Continue reading

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Summer Safety Inspections Target Workplace Hazards: McGuinty Government Committed to Preventing Worker Injuries

July 5, 2012. Ontario will perform safety blitzes of construction sites and surface mines across Ontario this summer. In July and August, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction sites and check for hazards involving tower and mobile … Continue reading

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Supervisor Fined $10,000 after Worker Injured

June 21, 2012: Thunder Bay, ON – Chad Shostal, a Thunder Bay construction supervisor, was fined $10,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

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Employers Can Now Obtain a Free New Workplace Poster “Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here”

Employers can now obtain a free new workplace poster “Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here” in English, French and 15 other languages.

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Ensuring Temporary Workers’ Rights

June 8, 2012. McGuinty Government Committed to Protecting Employment Standards. Ontario will help ensure fairness in the workplace by proactively inspecting temp agencies across the province in a three-month blitz this summer.

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