Ontario is taking action to improve the occupational health and safety system.
Priority recommendations from the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety include:
In response, the government has established advisory groups that will consult with, and advise on, occupational health and safety matters involving vulnerable workers and small business.
In addition, the government is delivering on other recommendations in the report by:
These are some of the many new prevention and enforcement initiatives being undertaken by the Ministry of Labour to make workplaces safer. The ministry also conducts a number of heightened enforcement activities through its Safe At Work Ontario strategy.
Protecting workers is part of the McGuinty government's continued commitment to preventing workplace injuries while creating jobs.
“The health and safety of workers is a priority for our government. We want to ensure all workers return home safe and sound at the end of each workday. Prevention and enforcement are key elements in fulfilling this commitment.”
— Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Labour
“I look forward to working with the Prevention Council as we embark on a first ever province wide consultation to inform the development of a provincial occupational health and safety strategy.”
— George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer
Learn more about the Ministry of Labour’s prevention activities.
Find out more about Ontario’s initiatives to make workers safer on the job.
Read more about Ontario’s Safe At Work Ontario strategy to improve workplace health and safety.
Learn about the ministry’s sector plans.
Matt Blajer, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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