Ontario workplace safety to undergo a "significant revitalization"
Posted with permission from: Daily Commercial News
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is moving forward with a plan to prevent injuries and improve workplace health and safety, by passing new regulations and implementing the province’s first integrated safety strategy.
"To continue to ensure that Ontario is one of the safest places to work, my ministry is embarking on one of the most significant revitalizations of Ontario's workplace health and safety system in the last 30 years," said Kevin Flynn, minister of labour.
"This includes new regulation that requires employers to make sure that workers and their supervisors complete basic occupational health and safety training and awareness programs."
Flynn made this statement on Oct. 17 to a room full of delegates at the 57th annual convention of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario held in Niagara Falls, Ont.