Posts written in : December 2014

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Dec 23
2014

MOL Seeks Stakeholder Consultation

2-Minute News |December 2014 Annually, the Ministry of Labour consults with the public to discuss a variety of topics, including proposed legislative amendments, implementation of new programs/services and strategic discussions on how the system can focus its efforts to reduce occupational illness and injury in Ontario. Since 2008, the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health and […]

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Dec 23
2014

Ministry of Labour Awareness Training Program Suite

(December 2014  |  eNewsletter for Ontario Teachers) As of July 1, 2014, the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) requires every employer to ensure that their workers and supervisors under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act complete basic occupational health and safety awareness training. Now that unpaid co-op students and […]

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Posted:
Dec 23
2014

What’s New (December 2014 | Issue #55)

What’s New is published by the Ministry of Labour More than 24,000 Ontarians get the latest Ministry of Labour news delivered straight to their inbox. Find out why. Subscribe now. Extending OHSA Protections To Co-Op Students And Other Unpaid Learners The Ontario Legislature has passed the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which extends the Occupational Health and Safety […]

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Posted:
Dec 15
2014

New training requirements for working at heights announced

December 10, 2014 The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced changes to Regulation 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training that will come into effect on April 1, 2015. As of that date, workers on construction sites will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the […]

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Posted:
Dec 11
2014

Prevent Protectionist Buy American Legislation from Impacting Projects on Canadian Soil.

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction urges strong action from all levels of government to prevent protectionist Buy American legislation from impacting projects on Canadian soil.   (Markham, ON, Nov 26, 2014) The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), as the voice of the Canadian Steel industry, is gravely concerned about the growing impact of protectionist […]

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Posted:
Dec 11
2014

Improving Workplace Safety with New Working at Heights Standards

Ontario Government Committed to Preventing Construction Injuries Issued December 9, 2014 11:00 A.M. Ontario is improving safety for construction workers by making new training for those who work at heights mandatory as of April 1, 2015. The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will ensure everyone using fall protection systems is consistently trained and […]

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Posted:
Dec 8
2014

IMPACT – Save the Date

Be sure to save the date and not to miss the 2015 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor -Management Conference. You will leave the 2015 Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-Management Conference with more knowledge and business acumen that when you arrived.  That’s money! REGISTER by December 31st for your chance to win and iPad! Book reservations online or by calling […]

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