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Ministry of Labour - What's New - January 2017
Ministry of Labour - What's New - January 2017

Ministry of Labour prosecutions, Blitz results: Mobile cranes and material hoisting.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - January 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - January 2017

• IHSA Safety Talk: Winter Hazards
• COR™ Internal Auditor Conference: February 28
• New online course supports COR™ efforts
• MOL releases 2016 fatality information
• New radio ads will remind workers about working at heights training deadline
• WSIB campaign targets noise induced hearing loss

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Alberta’s construction industry is opening up about mental health
Alberta’s construction industry is opening up about mental health

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Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle
Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle

The OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board) considered a recent case of an employee who took a company vehicle home, and whether their travel time to and from work is considered work time, and thus payable. Based on the facts of the case before the OLRB, the Board concluded that the time spent by the technicians travelling from home to their first job site and from the last job site to home was commuting time and not "work" for which the technician was required to be paid.

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Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives
Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.

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

3 fewer fatalities in 2016 (13 vs 16) than 2015 and 7 fewer criticals (133 vs 140).

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2016
IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2016

Variable reach lift truck hand signals, MOL releases revised noise guidelines, New videos to assist with working at heights training, 2017 IHSA Safety Training across Ontario

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Study finds COR employers have lower rates of serious injuries than those not in program
Study finds COR employers have lower rates of serious injuries than those not in program

Companies that sign up for a voluntary occupational health and safety audit commonly known as the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program have lower rates of serious injuries leading to time off work

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2016 December Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 December Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

Chris Plouffe starts new position as Provincial Coordinator Construction Health and Safety, Ministry of Labour.


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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for December 2016
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for December 2016

Feb. 1st 2017 Seminar: Workplace Investigations - How to Comply with the Law and Manage Risk, Definition - Independent Contractor versus Employee, Accommodations for Addiction.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - November 2016
IHSA - 2 Minute News - November 2016

Product spotlight: Concrete Finishers Health and Safety Manual.
IHSA addresses changes to suspended access equipment regulations with new training programs.

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Emergency Response - planning overview
Emergency Response - planning overview

Ontario’s Construction Projects regulation requires the Builder/Contractor to establish emergency response procedures for every project and ensure they are followed. Be prepared.

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High-visibility clothing on Construction Sites
High-visibility clothing on Construction Sites

You need to be seen if you want to be safe.

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Top 10 Construction Hazards
Top 10 Construction Hazards

What are the main hazards that Ministry of Labour inspectors see on work sites?

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Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer

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Ministry of Labour - What's New - November 2016
Ministry of Labour - What's New - November 2016

Current & up and coming Construction Health and Safety Blitz's include - Province-wide: Electrical Hazards, and Regional - Central East: Toilets / Wash up Facilities. New safety requirements related to the operation of suspended access equipment (SAE) will come into force on January 1, 2017.

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Reducing the Risk of Fire on your Farm
Reducing the Risk of Fire on your Farm

Farm operators need to periodically perform a risk assessment of their farm buildings to consider the operational impact a fire could cause on their farm. All parties involved with designing, constructing and operating farm buildings must understand the importance of following best management practices to protect these large investments and the people working in the facilities. The following guide examines the major causes of farm building fires and what can be done to reduce the associated risks.

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2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error
2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error

The WSIB discovered that an error had been made when calculating the 2017 premium rates that were announced at its Annual General Meeting on September 14, 2016.

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Ministry of Labour - What's New - October 2016
Ministry of Labour - What's New - October 2016

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2016 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2016
WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2016

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2016 August Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 August Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

This month MOL continues the mobile cranes and hoisting blitz. There is no “magic pill” solution to Health and safety performance, it is very predictable. Firstly, eliminate the hazard; secondly engineer a design solution or control. Thirdly if possible use (administrative controls) which removes the worker from the hazard, and lastly, consider Personal Protective equipment and training. Finally, after all these options are in place re-evaluate. If safety strategies do not mitigate hazards or cannot be measured, they are not improvements, and it is time to rethink your approach.

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Ministry of Labour - What's New - September 2016
Ministry of Labour - What's New - September 2016

Ontario Increases Minimum Wage: Ontario will raise the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on Oct. 1, 2016.

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WSIB Premium Rate Reduction
WSIB Premium Rate Reduction

At the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) Annual General Meeting (AGM), an announcement was made regarding a five per cent premium rate reduction on the average rate, which will take effect January 1, 2017, enabling $250 million to remain in Ontario's economy. This represents the first premium rate reduction since 2001.

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