In light of yesterday’s announcement from Premier Ford on behalf of the Ontario Government regarding the province-wide shutdown, we are providing information regarding essential construction activities. Please see pages 22 + 23.
All constructors, employers, supervisors, and workers are asked to commit to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in light of an alarming number of workplace fatalities.
Ontario’s Prevention Council and Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky released the following statement
Statement from Prevention Council and Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer
Fatality & Critical Injury Year-to-Date Overview – Construction
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If businesses are having trouble developing a safety plan, register for the on-demand IHSA webinar
IHSA Safety Talk: Extension ladders
Health and Safety Advisory: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Measurement and Controls (W123)
IHSA offers three free webinars on health and safety best practices during COVID-19
Product spotlight: Canada Labour Code (CLC) Training Requirements Chart
New manual available: Carbon Monoxide from Fuel-Powered Equipment (M076)
The Calgary team shares their experience
• IHSA Safety Talk: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—Risk factors
• IHSA 2020 Annual General Meeting goes virtual
• New eLearning course available: Preventing Falls in Trucking
• Reminder: IHSA COVID-19 safety resources available online
• Product spotlight: IHSA safety sticker redesign
• Health and Safety Advisory: Fatigue and Other Effects from Face Mask Use
In addition to the report on fatalities and critical injuries in the construction industry, the Ministry of Health has implemented mandatory active screening for all workplaces prior to entry to the workplace each day. Information on page 2, 2nd paragraph.
Learn about how to select, care for and use masks to protect workers from COVID-19.
This guide is for employers. Whether you are currently operating or planning for your workers to return to work, the guide will help you develop a plan to work safely. It will help prepare you to put controls into place to make the workplace safer for everyone.
The Government of Canada is offering the CRSB to provide income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they're sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19