Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Launches Safety Campaign for Construction Sites
Date: July 28, 2010
On July 28, 2010, the Ontario government announced the launch of an eight-week campaign, together with its health and safety partners, which targets construction sites across the province. The focus of the campaign is to impress upon workers and employers the importance of putting safety first, through proper training and awareness of workplace dangers.
Also with respect to construction sites, the government had recently announced its intention to increase enforcement of violations and enhance awareness of safety measures to protect workers, as we previously reported.
Both initiatives follow on the heels of a 90-day safety enforcement blitz of more than 2,800 construction sites.