AMENDMENTS TO WORKPLACE HARASSMENT LEGISLATION IN ONTARIO

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Ontario employers will have additional duties to address Workplace Harassment, effective September 8, 2016. The following amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will take effect on this date: The definition of “Workplace Harassment” will be expanded to specifically include “Workplace Sexual Harassment”. A definition of “Workplace Sexual Harassment” will be added. Employers must consult with the Joint Health & … Read More

ALERT: PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released new legislative/regulatory requirements in regards to the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. These new requirements,  for those working directly on solar photovoltaic systems, may include: Fundamentals of electrical hazards; Fall protection requirements and the use of fall protection equipment; The safe handling, use, and transport of materials; The safe use of ladders; … Read More