What’s New – January 2016 – Issue #68
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Ontario will conduct a workplace inspection blitz from January 18, 2016 to February 26, 2016, focusing on hazards that could lead to serious worker injuries, such as amputations of limbs, or death. The primary focus of the blitz will be machine guarding and lockout.
As of January 1, 2016, constructors are required to file a Notice of Project with the ministry before starting construction of an ice road for vehicles, machinery or equipment over frozen water, slush or wetlands.
Do you know an internationally trained professional who has recently immigrated to Ontario or is planning to do so? Are you part of an organization that works with them? There are important workplace rights and responsibilities that they should know. Invite them to a live webinar about those rights and obligations hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour in collaboration with the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
With the arrival of a new year, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is challenging everyone to make a health and safety resolution. Ask yourself, “What will I do in 2016 to make my workplace a safer and healthier environment?” Tweet your resolution to @WSIB, with the hashtag #MySafetyResolution.
Just a reminder that workplaces and workplace parties that violate Ontario’s employment and workplace health and safety laws could face convictions, fines – or even jail time. We produce court bulletins on some of these convictions, which are posted online.