MSD Blitz Starts in September

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of lost-time injuries in Ontario. In mid-September, the Ministry of Labour will launch a two-month workplace safety blitz that focuses on MSD hazards in several sectors. The Ministry of Labour has posted a wealth of resources – including an interactive tool – to help employers and workers.

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New Multilingual Tip Sheets

Construction projects should be safe workplaces. Workers, supervisors and employers are all responsible for workplace safety. Download a safety tip sheet for workers – now available in 10 languages.

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ES Conviction Numbers Available

The Ministry of Labour prosecutes persons and corporations for violating the Employment Standards Act and its regulations. Such violations could include failure to pay wages or provide required time off. Employment Standards convictions in April/May are now posted online.

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Union-Management Grievance Conference

Join us in October or November for a two-day program to learn the keys to effective union-management grievance handling and joint problem solving. Conducted by experienced Dispute Resolution Services mediators, these conferences are designed to build on grievance administration and resolution skills. Space is limited.

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Results-based Plan 2010-2011

Every year, the ministry reviews its activities to ensure that it is investing in key priorities and improving service delivery. Learn what the ministry is doing to ensure that its activities serve the public interest and are aligned with strategies based on results.

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