Posts Tagged As: OSHA

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


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 #1508 – Concord Transport Company Fined $140,000 After Workplace Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by Vitran Express Canada Inc., operating as National Fast Freight, of Concord, Ontario, a transport and logistics services company, was fatally injured when they were caught between a reversing truck and a trailer. Vitran Express Canada Inc. failed to ensure that a truck tractor provided had a functional back up alarm or back up lights, contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Blog Post #1507 – Asbestos Exposure Spurs Fine

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

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, was fined $50,000 on January 13, 2017, after municipality employees were exposed to asbestos for 25 days while removing and replacing equipment in a well house at the Waterloo water-pumping station from October 02nd to the 27th in 2015.

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