What’s New – March 2017
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Blitz results: Falls
Falls are a leading cause of worker injuries and deaths. From May 16 to July 15, 2016, Ontario targeted hazards that can lead to falls during a safety blitz at workplaces across Ontario. Learn what inspectors found.
Ministry of Labour prosecutions
Workplaces and workplace parties that violate Ontario’s employment and workplace health and safety laws could face convictions, fines – or even jail time. Readers can visit the ministry’s website to read court bulletins on some of these convictions. In the past several weeks, some of the convictions include:
- Konecranes Canada Inc. Fined $125,000 After Worker Fatally Injured
- Security Service Fined $70,000 For Failure to Meet Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training Requirements
- Roofing Company Fined $57,500 After Worker Falls Through Roof
- Window Manufacturer Fined $150,000 After Worker Dies, Another Injured
Mining health and safety conference
The 19th annual Mining Health and Safety Conference will be hosted by Workplace Safety North in Sudbury from April 18 to 20. Each year, about 300 attendees gather to learn, share their knowledge and network with industry professionals. Livestream viewing also available. Register now!
Register now for Steps for Life!
Every May, people of all ages take part in the Steps for Life five-kilometre walk to raise funds to support Canadians affected by workplace tragedy. Registration is now open!
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