New and Young Worker Blitz

On May 1, 2012, Ontario launched a four-month blitz to ensure students and new workers are safe and don’t get injured while working. The blitz targets workplaces where young workers and those who have been assigned to a new job within the last six months are employed. Visit our young workers page for links to videos, podcasts, a poster, fact sheets, tools – and more!

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Young Employee Tip Sheets

Ontario is home to 1.5 million young people aged 15 to 24, who have rights and responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act. Share this tip sheet on employment standards with young employees who you know or who work with you. The young employee tip sheet outlines rights on standards such as pay, overtime, rest and public holidays.

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Heat stress. Family medical leave. Employing domestic workers. Joint Health and Safety Committees, and Health and Safety Representatives. Learn about these subjects in the ministry’s latest podcast episodes. Listen and share with friends and co-workers!

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Two Years, 10,000 Subscribers Later

Two years ago, we created a newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the labour ministry’s legislation, operations and resources – all without having to leave your email inbox. Thanks to readers like you who want to stay informed, we have reached 10,000 subscribers. Thank you for your continued interest. We will continue to send you relevant, need-to-know information to keep you current.

ONe-Source for Business

The ministry has introduced e-notification forms to help firms working in construction or mining meet their occupational health and safety reporting requirements. From asbestos removal to trench work to mining activities, save time and effort by using the ministry’s new online forms.

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Occupational Health Hazards and Illnesses Page

Occupational illness is a condition that results from exposure in a workplace to a physical, chemical or biological agent. Visit the ministry’s new web page on occupational health hazards and illnesses for a wealth of resources.

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MSD Blitz Results

In February 2012, the Ministry of Labour conducted a blitz across Ontario, looking for hazards involving manual materials handling that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Ministry inspectors targeted workplaces in the construction, health care, industrial and mining sectors. Learn what the inspectors found.

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Alert: Crane Controls

Crane trucks may be equipped with one or more crane control stations. As a result of a fatality involving a worker on a crane truck, the ministry is issuing a new alert of a potential hazard involving crane controls on crane trucks.

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