Ontario Passes Open For Business Act, 2010

The Open for Business Act, 2010, features changes that would modernize Ontario's Employment Standards program to help ensure employees and employers are competitive in the 21st century global economy.

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New Swing Stage Video Available

Despite regulatory safety requirements and proactive inspections and blitzes, falls continue to be the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths. In a new online video, a construction health and safety inspector talks about what the ministry looks for when inspecting swing stages, focusing on fall prevention.

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Funding Review Chair to Advise on WSIB's Long-Term Financial Stability

Academic and labour expert Harry Arthurs has been appointed Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Funding Review to help the WSIB devise a strategy to move towards full funding.

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Two Health And Safety Blitzes To Begin In November

In November, Ministry of Labour inspectors will increase enforcement of personal protection equipment at underground and surface mines. And in November and December, inspectors will increase enforcement at industrial workplaces and will focus on lockout and guarding hazards involving conveyors.

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Falls Hazards Blitz, Industrial Sector Results Available

Since 2003, falls have continued to represent more than 17 per cent of lost-time injury claims. During May 2010, the ministry conducted a workplace health and safety inspection blitz that focused on falls from heights at mostly industrial workplaces. The blitz results are now available.

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Consultation: Fire Service Health and Safety Proposals for Equipment and Asbestos

The Ministry of Labour has posted two proposals to address fire services health and safety issues.

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