Posts in Category : Important Safety Information

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Feb 8
2019

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, January 2019 Issue

Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More Two examples: Morrison Truck Tire Manufacturing Plant Expansion Bellefontaine Grassroot 93.15MW Buckeye Wind Projet Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more […]

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Feb 5
2019

IHSA 2-Minute News | January 2019

2-Minute News IHSA Safety Talk: Cold stress Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2017-18 Annual Report is now available online 2019 Safety Groups registration deadline extended to March 31, 2019 Training spotlight: Communication Skills for Supervising Health & Safety IHSA Safety Talk: Cold stress When you’re cold, blood vessels in your skin, arms, and legs […]

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Jan 28
2019

MOL Releases Data Analysis on Falls & Fatalities From Heights

Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces. What are the root causes of falls from heights? To answer this question, the ministry analyzed the prosecution files which are prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries, a data source which has not been explored before. For more […]

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Jan 21
2019

Here’s Why Doug Ford’s Changes to Ontario’s Apprenticeship Rules Could Mean More Workplace Injuries

January 13, 2019 Ontario is moving towards the same model as BC where injuries in skilled trades are four times higher than the national average Will Doug Ford’s new apprenticeship rules lead to more workplace injuries? Ontario’s business lobby, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, various builders’ associations, anti-union construction groups and others, have pushed for years to gut regulations […]

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Posted:
Jan 15
2019

Your Winter 2019 edition of the Labour-Management Network e-News

Welcome to the 2019 Winter Edition of Network e-News In an effort to emphasize the important and outstanding work undertaken by the volunteer members of the IHSA Labour-Management Network, this edition of Network e-News focuses on a sampling of the important initiatives they have completed in the interest of worker health and safety throughout the […]

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Posted:
Jan 15
2019

Construction Program Coordinator’s Report

Attached are the comments of the MoL’s Acting Co-ordinator of the Construction Health and Safety Program, Vince Iacolino,  that were sent to you earlier this week as part of  the MoL’s monthly report to the Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC). Read Vince Iacolino’s message here At Wednesday’s PLMHSC meeting Vince received many […]

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Dec 20
2018

Ontario Ministry of Labour What’s New – December 2018

Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act On December 6, the government announced a number of legislative, regulatory and program changes, and it introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. If passed, Bill 66 would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995. There would also be a regulatory change under the Occupational […]

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Posted:
Dec 20
2018

Canada: The 5 Hottest Human Resources Questions About Cannabis

The holidays bring lots of holiday joy – and some holiday headaches for human resources professionals and employers. And this year’s legalization of recreational cannabis use is fuelling lots of HR questions. The hottest one of the season: do employers that offer alcohol at holiday work parties also have to offer cannabis? Here’s the answer […]

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