Ontario’s Prevention Chief Interviewed On Next Steps

As of April 1, 2012, the Ministry of Labour has assumed responsibility for coordinating workplace injury and illness prevention strategies and activity throughout Ontario. Listen as Ontario’s first Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis, outlines his vision for safer Ontario workplaces.

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Inspection Blitz Schedule Released

From workplace violence and harassment, to infection control and underground mining ventilation hazards, a variety of sector-specific hazards will be the focus of the ministry’s upcoming inspection blitzes. The new 2012-2013 blitz schedule is now available.

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Hot Off the Press!

The latest issue of Safe At Work Ontario TODAY, the ministry’s health and safety newsletter, is now available. Read about the ministry’s latest workplace health and safety enforcement efforts, the prevention mandate, 2011 stakeholder consultations, inspection blitzes, new resources and events. Read and subscribe!

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School Inspections Video

Schools and teachers have the opportunity to provide a model workplace to the students of today, and the future workers of Ontario. The Ministry of Labour inspects schools as part of its targeted enforcement strategy. Watch a new video on what its inspectors look for during an inspection of shops and labs.

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New Podcasts

How does the Occupational Health and Safety Act apply to farming operations? What should I know about WHMIS? As a new parent, am I entitled to parental leave? What rights do I have under pregnancy leave? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our latest podcasts!

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Day of Mourning

Every year, on April 28, we pay respects and remember the workers who have been, killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. It’s a day when we honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

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Employment Standards Convictions

The ministry prosecutes persons and corporations for violating the Employment Standards Act and its regulations. Such violations could include failure to pay wages or provide required time off. Employment Standards convictions for November and December 2011 are now available.

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