Ministry of Labour
Province Releases Action Plan to Prevent Worker Injuries and Fatalities
Toronto, ON – May 11, 2017
Ontario is helping to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan.
Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced the plan today at the construction site for the new courthouse in Toronto. Created with input from construction employers, workers and other industry stakeholders, Ontario’s plan contains 16 recommendations to strengthen the prevention of work-related injury and illness for construction workers on sites of all sizes across the province.
Ontario has already made progress on a number of initiatives in the Construction Health and Safety Action Plan, including:
•Developing a web tool and mobile app to help employers and workers understand their health and safety obligations and rights for specific construction projects
•Building an online portal that allows building inspectors to report unsafe work practices to the government
•Increasing awareness about working-at-heights training requirements.
Improving health and safety in the construction sector is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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