Posts Tagged As: OHSA

Blog Post #1512 – New Data-Sharing Agreement Created

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Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine ((January 2017)

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has worked out an information-sharing agreement with the federal government to protect the rights of the province’s temporary foreign workers (TFW). The agreement, announce by the Ministry on December 16, 2016, will facilitate the exchange of data about employers and recruiting agents between the federal and provincial governments.

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Blog Post #1511 – Injury Prompts Penalty

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Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine (January 2017)

A construction equipment seller in London, Ontario, was fined $115,000 on January 05, 2017, over a worker injury. A drive assembly weighing about 2,200 kilograms fell from its support stands at the Toromont Industries Ltd. maintenance shop for heavy equipment on August 21, 2015, trapping a Toromont worker’s hand between the fallen axle and the concrete floor.

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Blog Post #1509 – Construction Supervisor Fined $70,000 After Workplace Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker died from injuries sustained in an explosion at a workplace. The construction supervisor of Infrastructure Coatings (Ontario) Corporation failed, as a supervisor, to ensure that a fire extinguisher was provided at a project where open-flame operations were carried out, as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 213/91 and contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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