This helpful infographic provides a snapshot of health & safety within Ontario: how big is Ontario's problem; where are the injuries happening; most common characteristics; what it means in benefit costs; young workers at risk; employee satisfaction; the value of prevention.
Apr 30, 2013
Canadians are paying more than ever for a health care system that is under strain and in need of transformation. Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with the Conference Board of Canada, will speak to the need for change and the critical role that workplace prevention programs can play in the transformation of Canada’s ailing health care system – on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. as part of the Partners in Prevention 2013 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show, at the International Centre, Mississauga, ON.
Apr 23, 2013
Emerging trends and issues in workplace hazards, risk management, and occupational health and safety legislation are the focus of this year's Partners in Prevention 2013. As Canada's largest health and safety event, the annual conference plays host to over 4,500 leading health and safety experts and delegates from across Canada. It takes place this year from April 30 to May 1, at the International Centre, Mississauga , Ontario.
Apr 02, 2013
Ontario Chief Prevention Officer George Gritziotis has assigned two new task groups to consult and provide advice on vulnerable workers and about small business. Each task group has 12 members: six worker representatives and six employer representatives. They will study the issues, gather information, and report back over a period of not more than 30 months.
Feb 04, 2013
The purpose of this tool, developed by the WSIB in collaboration with the HSO members, is to provide workplaces with a step-by-step approach to recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards, and monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of those controls.
Jan 31, 2013
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has proposed new or revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) for nine hazardous chemicals listed under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Jan 30, 2013
A two-month blitz on slips, trips and falls beginning February 1 will have Ministry of Labour inspectors looking for hazards involving falls from heights, falls from ladders, mobile ladder stands and platforms and same-level falls.
Jan 28, 2013
Today’s release of a new national standard for mental health in the workplace, adds a vital psychological dimension to the health and safety factors that impact Canadian workers and workplaces.
Jan 16, 2013
Elizabeth Witmer, Chairman of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), shared her vision for a modernized delivery of services and management of the province's workers compensation system. She was a keynote speaker at the OMA's Meet the Miners Day on October 30 at Queen's Park.
Nov 05, 2012
The WSIB has increased premium rates for all rate groups by 2.5% for 2013.
Oct 26, 2012
Ontario is moving toward amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to promote the long-term stability of the workers' compensation system.
Oct 22, 2012
The new OHSA and JHSC Guides that reflect changes due to Bill 160 are now available through the Ministry of Labour.
Oct 18, 2012
Join the Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition (OHWC) for a very special morning of keynote presentations, networking and the 2012 annual general meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Keynote presenters include, MOL Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis and WSPS President & CEO, Elizabeth Mills.
Sep 28, 2012
Just-released 2012/13 sector-specific enforcement plans from the Ministry of Labour provide insights into what it believes are the high-priority hazards for your industry and sub-sector. These plans can help you strengthen and focus your business's prevention activities.
Sep 07, 2012
Researchers have studied 10 Ontario business operations in the first of a two-part examination of business perspectives on health and safety.
Aug 14, 2012
The Ministry of Labour is taking its final steps in preparing for the launch of a “Worker Health and Safety Awareness” training program for Ontario’s workplaces. After a public consultation period, pilot programs are taking place at workplaces across Ontario.
Aug 13, 2012
On August 9, the Ministry of Labour announced the names of nine members of the 11-member Prevention Council, which will help protect workers and improve workplace health and safety across the province. The individuals selected are leaders and health and safety experts who come from a broad range of backgrounds.
Aug 10, 2012
The Partners in Prevention Conference Series is evolving to provide you with even better value. Our ten regional conferences have been consolidated in to seven larger conferences held at convention centres and major hotels in convenient locations across the province.
Jul 27, 2012
As a result of Professor Harry Arthurs' Funding Fairness report, the WSIB Board of Directors has directed that Safety Group firms currently at, or exceeding, five years of participation will be extended for one year.
Jul 23, 2012
New editorial content has been posted on the Ministry of Labour website. These articles are available for reprinting in local newspapers, magazines and newsletter. They are all copyright-free and free of cost.
Jul 12, 2012
Service Ontario has expanded its ONe-Source for Business program by adding online health and safety forms for the mining and construction industries.
Jul 09, 2012
A collaborative project between the Institute for Work & Health, Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and WSPS, involved developing pictograms and companion training for identifying and controlling hazards.
Jul 03, 2012
Heat stress kills. Heat stress, which is caused by hard physical work, fluid loss, fatigue or some medical conditions; can lead to worker illness, disability and even death. With the warm weather beating down our door, we need to think about workers and their potential for heat exposure indoors and outdoors, and develop a workplace heat stress prevention plan.
Jun 23, 2012
Students from high schools across the province are preparing to enter the summer workforce, and at the same time, the Ministry of Labour's (MOL) new and young worker blitz continues its four month span from May to August 2012.
Jun 12, 2012