Ontario Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries
Ontario is launching a province-wide safety blitz of construction projects at commercial and industrial facilities to ensure they have the proper protections in place to keep workers safe.
In January 2014, Ministry of Labour inspectors will inspect a range of workplaces across Ontario that are undergoing major renovations, repairs or additions. The inspectors will focus on making sure:
Protecting workers on the job is part of the province's Safe At Work Ontario strategy, and supports the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
"Building a culture of health and safety is good for our workers and good for our economy. These safety blitzes are a key part of our constant focus on protecting all workers in the workplace and making sure they go home to their families at the end of the day."
— Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour
"Workers can be exposed to construction hazards created by high noise levels, construction traffic and dangerous substances such as asbestos, lead and silica. We're working to improve the health and safety of workers in Ontario."
— George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer
The Safe At Work Ontario strategy to improve workplace safety.
Jonathan Rose, Minister’s Office, 416-326-7709
Bruce Skeaff, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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