OHS session to delve into the legal significance of recent Supreme Court of Canada decision

Tickner Safety cordially invites you to a unique Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) networking session, discussing the dynamic landscape of this recent Supreme Court of Canada decision and the impacts and challenges facing stakeholders in the Province of Ontario. This engaging session will see lawyers involved in the case (Citation: R. v. Greater Sudbury (City), 2023 SCC 28) provide well-rounded perspectives and critical insights by delving into the legal significance of...

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Ontario’s labour minister pays visit to Canada Goose’s new headquarters in Toronto

Canada Goose’s new Canadian headquarters played host recently to the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The Minister was invited to the 100 Queen’s Quay E. building to get a behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s Goose head office, currently under construction, as part of a project headed by Vestacon Ltd., a venerable construction management and general contracting company. “It is an honour to have the Minister of Labour...

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Reminder: Naloxone kits now mandatory in at-risk workplaces in Ontario

The Ontario government is now requiring at-risk employers to ensure their workplaces have a life-saving naloxone kit on hand and workers trained on how to use them. As of April, more than 1,000 free nasal spray naloxone kits have been distributed to businesses around the province through Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program, while businesses may also obtain their own kits, the province said. In 2022, over 2,500 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario. “Ontario is in the...

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Ontario’s labour minister pays visit to Canada Goose’s new headquarters in Toronto

On May 9, Canada Goose’s new Canadian headquarters played host to the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The Minister was invited to the 100 Queen’s Quay E. building to get a sneak peak at Canada’s Goose head office, currently under construction, as part of a project headed by Vestacon Ltd., a venerable construction management and general contracting company. “It is an honour to have the Minister of Labour, Immigration...

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Number of workers killed on the job is 10 times higher than official reports: WHSC

The number of workers killed because of their jobs last year was 10 times higher than the official number, according to the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC). Well in excess of 2,000 Ontarians died last year as a result of traumatic incidents and hazardous exposures at work, according to estimates supported by research evidence, it said in a press release. “And even this alarming toll is a conservative estimate according to this same research evidence,” it said. Yet, the...

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April 28 marks National Day of Mourning

Many flags are lowered to half-mast today in recognition of the National Day of Mourning. The day commemorates workers who have died, been injured, or suffered illness from work-related incidents. It also honours the families and friends who have been affected by these tragedies. Events are taking place in many communities across the province to commemorate the day. The National Day of Mourning was first launched in the 1980s and was officially recognized by the federal government...

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Inspection Blitz Targeting “falls from heights” & “struck by equipment” Hazards

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MOLTSD) officials have launched a province-wide campaign , targeting “falls from heights” in single home residential and “struck by equipment” hazards across all sectors of construction. The year-long initiatives are intended to raise awareness of workplace hazards and promote compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations. Workers on residential construction projects must take...

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Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to $16.55 an Hour

Nearly a million workers will benefit from bigger paycheques on October 1 Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development TORONTO — The Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage to $16.55 an hour on October 1, 2023. This 6.8 per cent pay raise for low-income workers builds on the government’s steady and predictable increases every year to help families offset the rising cost of living. “Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is putting workers in...

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Vale Canada Limited Fined $175,000 for Health and Safety Violations

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Vale Canada Limited, 200 Bay Street, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Suite 1500, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2K2 Location of Workplace: 60 Mine Road, Town of Garson, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario P3L 1A1 Description of Offence: Two workers were injured, one of them critically, in a mining incident that involved a rock burst. Vale Canada Limited (the Company) failed as an employer to ensure that measures and procedures...

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Working for Workers Act, 2023

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development The Ontario government is introducing changes to continue leading the country in providing ground-breaking protections for workers. These proposed changes expand on the ground-breaking actions in the Working for Workers Acts, 2021 and 2022, which are already helping millions of people in Ontario. Today, the government intends to introduce the Working for Workers Act, 2023, that would, if passed: Make...

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