Tag Archives: Ministry of Labour

One Worker Killed in Fall; Another Injured by Clamp – OHSA Fines

Design Air Ltd., a Thornhill heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company, was fined $70,000 Aug. 11, for an accident in which a worker was killed. In April, 2012, a supervisor employed by Design Air Ltd., and an apprentice, prepared to repair an HVAC unit at a home in Toronto. The HVAC unit was located […]

Hydraulic Press Accident: $140k Fine

National Steel Car Limited, a Hamilton designer and manufacturer of railroad freight cars, has been fined $140,000 after pleading guilty to failing as an employer to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health and safety of the worker, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. A worker received a permanent […]

Occupational Health & Safety

OHSA Fines – April

  Occupational Health and Safety charges are prosecuted under the Provincial Offences Act. Here are some recent matters adjudicated under the legislation. Wasteco, Worker Fined Total of $176,000 After Worker Killed A Hamilton Justice of the Peace has fined a waste management company and its employee, in the death of a worker who was crushed […]

OHSA Fines – January

Harbour Sports Grille, a Toronto sports bar/restaurant carrying on business in Toronto as 1407640 Ontario Limited, has been fined $110,000 after being convicted at trial of 13 violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Court heard that the Ministry of Labour issued orders between June 2011 and December 2011. Harbour Sports Grille was […]

Woodstock Tow Company Handed ESA Fine

A Woodstock towing company — 1024877 Ontario Limited, operating as Woody’s Towing — has been fined $10,000 for violating Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, after being ordered to pay wages owing to employees. Employment standards officers from the Ministry of Labour investigated six separate claims made between 2009 and 2012. Investigators found that amounts ranging from […]

Vulnerable Workers to Gain Some Leverage

Ministry of Labour changes could help to level the playing field for some of Ontario’s most-vulnerable workers. The Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act was introduced Dec. 4 by Minister Yasir Naqvi. It would remove the cap on unpaid wages, increase the recovery period to two years, make temp agencies and their clients responsible […]

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