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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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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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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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Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?
Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?

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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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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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Fitness for Duty Summit
Fitness for Duty Summit

With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.

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Recreational cannabis is legal - now what ?
Recreational cannabis is legal - now what ?

Six things an employer should know - from COCA member Sherrard Kuzz LLP

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The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm
The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm

Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana

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

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WSIB announces 2019 premium rates
WSIB announces 2019 premium rates

Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent.

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WSIB @ Work - Fall 2018 Newsletter
WSIB @ Work - Fall 2018 Newsletter

• WSIB offers premium rate reductions to businesses again in 2018
• Getting ready for our new premium-rate setting model in 2020
• Better access to Specialty Programs
• Small Business Awards: Safety is a group concern
• Small Business Week: We’re here to help
• Our one-stop report shop

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2-Minute News - September 2018
2-Minute News - September 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity.
Ministry of Labour focuses on struck by injuries.

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

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