2018 Employment Standards in Ontario

In Industry News by Wes Mazur

The Employment Standards Act, 2000(ESA) protects employees and sets minimum standards for most workplaces in Ontario. Be sure to post the updated poster in your workplace

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What’s in the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act?

In Industry News by Wes Mazur

BILL 177 WILL EXPONENTIALLY INCREASE MAXIMUM FINES UNDER OHSA AND EXTEND MOL’S ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE AND LAY CHARGES BEYOND CURRENT STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. On November 14, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures) 2017. The Bill proposes to amend 45 separate statutes. It is anticipated that this Bill will be passed before the …

AMENDMENTS TO WORKPLACE HARASSMENT LEGISLATION IN ONTARIO

In Health & Safety Awareness Training, Industry News by Wes Mazur

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 & …

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES – MINISTRY OF LABOUR

In Industry News by Wes Mazur

Are you a small business in Ontario? View the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) portal for Small Businesses here to learn about your responisbilities as an employer now, and as your workforce grows. There are also a number of free MOL resources and tools, such as this Health and Safety Checklist, to help you implement an effective Health and Safety Program. Additional Resources

GRAND RIVER OHS APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER FOR WSCC

In First Aid Training, Grand River OHS News, Industry News, Safety Training by Wes Mazur

Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc. has been approved by the Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission (WSCC) to provide training on Supervisor Familiarization and First Aid in the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut. Supervisor Familiarization Training Supervisor Familiarization Training became mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Read more about the Occupational Health & …

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CSSE 2016 – NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF OH&S

In Events by Wes Mazur

Vancouver, BC September 18-21 Wes Mazur, President of Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc., will be co-presenting with John Illingworth, Partner at Gowlings WLG, on Sunday, September 18, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, on Fatalities in the Workplace – Expectations of a Safety Professional. The workshop details are as follows: WORKSHOP E FATALITIES IN THE WORKPLACE – EXPECTATIONS OF A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL …

KITCHENER FIRE GOLF TOURNAMENT

In Events by Wes Mazur

Grand River OHS is a proud Battalion Chief sponsor of the 2nd Annual Kitchener Fire Golf, taking place June 27, 2016 at Rebel Creek Golf. For more information please visit Kitchener Fire Golf.

WHAT MUST BE POSTED IN YOUR WORKPLACE?

In Industry News by Wes Mazur

Posters sold by private companies DO NOT COMPLY with the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) or the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) or the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA). Click here for free and useful poster downloads. Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), all …