Archive | Mar, 2011
Excerpts From the Ontario Governmentâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
679051 Ontario Limited, carrying on business as Auction Reconditioning Centre, was fined $50,000 on February 16, 2010, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that caused an injury to a worker.
On May 1, 2006, a worker at the company’s Milton facility was vacuuming the trunk of a car. Another car pulled up behind the worker, and a van pulled up behind the second car. The van hit the second car, causing it to move forward and pinch the worker between its bumper and the bumper of the car being vacuumed. The worker suffered arm and leg injuries.
Many people know section 25 of the ACT. But are they also as familiar with the second half of the duties for employers? Section 26 has additional information that must be adhered to and is just as important to the safety in the workplace as the information provided in Section 25.
Section 26, Additional Duties of employers, In addition to the duties imposed by Section 25, an employer shall,
Before 2009, drywallers were not allowed to use construction stilts, in Ontario, under any circumstances.
In 2009, the laws were changed and stilts were finally allowed. There were, however, a large set of requirements in the new regulation 443/09.
Below is a list of the requirements that have to be met prior to their use.
An employee helping to erect a permanent work camp near Wabasca, Alberta was injured on February 5 after he fell about eight feet from a roof.
Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI) spokesman Chris Chodan says the contract worker was moving from one of the campâ€™s modules to another when he slipped off a beam and fell to the ground. The 42-year-old worker suffered cracked vertebrae in the 1:30 pm accident, Chodan says.
The worker was employed by a contractor that was working alongside Laricina Energy Ltd, a private company which concentrates on â€œcapturing opportunities in the oil sands areas of Western Canada,â€ says information from its website. Laricina Energy is based in Calgary, but has a field office in Wabasca.