Posts Tagged As: fall protection training in Ontario

Blog Post #333 – Fall Protection Revamped in New Brunswick

Seven years of research, consultation and legal drafting have produced new ‘Fall Protection’ requirements in New Brunswick that came into force on January 1, 2009.

Changes to the General Regulation, under the province’s OH&S Act, include the following: preference for systems that do not allow a worker to fall, such as guardrails and travel restraints; additional instruction and training obligations; new provisions for roofing and weatherproofing sectors; reference to new and updated Canadian Standards Association guidelines; and extra responsibilities for building owners to ensure anyone carrying out work on their behalf complies with the rules.

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Blog Post #260 – Liquid Waste Company and Supervisor Fined $57,500 Total after Worker Injured

Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

1780226 Ontario Inc., formerly known as Direct Line Environmental Services Inc., a liquid waste management company, was fined $50,000 on November 24, 2010, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused an injury to a worker. Lyndon Bingley, a supervisor from the company, was fined $7,500 in relation to the same incident.

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Blog Post #243 – National Day of Mourning overshadows rising fatalities

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine

April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, is a time for Canadians to remember those who have died at work, but the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says with fatality rates on the rise, it is also a time to realize the need for change.

Data from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada shows that worker fatalities have been increasing since 1993, when there were a total of 758 fatalities across the country, to 1,014 last year – almost three people every day. There have been more than 16,000 worker fatalities since 1993.

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