Safety Campaign Targets Construction Workplaces

Don’t let this be the last picture someone takes of you. Seventeen construction workers died last year in workplace-related incidents. On July 28, Labour Minister Peter Fonseca announced a summer campaign with the ministry’s system partners to promote construction safety.

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Ministry Launches Online Termination Tool

Termination of employment can happen for many reasons in a workplace. Find out when termination notice is required under the Employment Standards Act and what amount of termination pay, if any, is owed.

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Ministry Launches Facebook Site

The ministry is always seeking new ways to talk with its stakeholders and the public. More people are using social media to get information. The ministry has gone on YouTube and ventured into Twitter. Now, it has launched a new Facebook site. Keep up-to-date – in real time – with ministry news. Talk to us!

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Safe At Work Ontario TODAY

The latest issue of Safe At Work Ontario Today is now available. This July edition features interviews with experts and articles on the new workplace violence law, heat stress, inspection blitzes and other need-to-know health and safety information – all inside an eye-catching publication.

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Sector Plans

As part of our Safe At Work Ontario strategy, the ministry develops annual enforcement plans that focus on hazards specific to workplaces in different sectors. They describe the industrial, health care, construction and mining sectors, and specialized professional services. They also outline what inspectors will be looking for in each sector.

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Safety-engineered Needles Mandatory In More Places

Workers who provide health services are at risk of injury from contaminated needles, which can transmit serious infectious diseases. Ontario has increased protection for these workers. On July 1, 2010, the mandatory use of safety-engineered needles was extended to more workplaces.

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Occupational Exposure Limits

Occupational exposure limits restrict a worker’s exposure to hazardous substances on the job. The ministry revises these limits regularly so that Ontarians are provided with the safest work environments possible. Read the 2010 review of current and proposed limits. Give us your thoughts.

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