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Occupational Health & Safety

Forklifts, Saws, Falling Concrete – Recent Workplace Injury-Related Fines

RHI Canada Inc., a Burlington manufacturer, and Carmeuse Lime (Canada) Inc., an Ingersoll company, were fined $90,000 each after a worker was injured. On January 24, 2013, a worker employed by RHI Canada Inc. entered a temporary shelter at a Carmeuse Lime (Canada) Inc. project in Ingersoll. The shelter was warmed by a propane heater. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Occupational Health & Safety

Bracebridge Handed 50k OHSA Fine

The Town of Bracebridge has been fined $50,000 for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). A young worker was injured while maintaining a hiking trail, in 2011. Three summer workers employed by the town’s public works department were installing drainage culverts, and adding gravel to the Wilson’s Falls Trail when the accident happened. […]

Roofer, Enbridge Fined in Separate Worker Deaths

Crawford Roofing Corporation, a Toronto-based roofing company, has been fined $150,000 for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). A worker died after he fell through an unprotected skylight in 2010. Justice of the Peace Patrick Marum levied the fine at the sentencing hearing, Nov. 14, at Ontario Court of Justice, 1530 Markham Road […]

Supervisor Jailed for OHSA Violation, Lying to Investigators

Roofing Medics Ltd., a roofing installation company based in Brampton, has been fined $50,000, and supervisor Paul Markewycz jailed for 15 days, for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). A worker was killed in a fall, in August 2011. Markewycz and three employees were working a new roofing project in Toronto. One of […]

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