Construction Trades Blitz

Ontario is working to improve safety in construction trades with a targeted, month-long blitz to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries. Beginning March 1, 2012, Ministry of Labour inspectors are visiting construction projects that employ workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing work. Download the ministry’s new fact sheet and poster which is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

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Ask about Employment Standards – in 23 languages

Ontarians can call the Employment Standards Information Centre (1-800-531-5551) and receive service in 23 different languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese. The call centre allows Ontarians to ask ministry staff about employment standards, filing a claim and where to find more information.

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New Podcasts Ready For Download

How does the ministry investigate incidents that result in a critical injury or fatality? What is the role of the Ministry of Labour inspector? Is there anything I should know about vacation pay and vacation time? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our latest podcasts.

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Annual Stakeholder Consultations

Ongoing stakeholder engagement is vital to the success of Ontario’s health and safety enforcement strategy. Every year, the ministry invites our stakeholders in an effort to obtain feedback. Attend a public session on March 27 in Mississauga. The ministry also welcomes online submissions.

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NAOSH Week events

In early May, many across the country will celebrate North American Occupational Safety & Health Week. Its aim is to focus the attention of workplaces and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. Learn how you can get involved!

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