Workers can be seriously injured as a result of hazards involving the construction of trenches.
On April 1, Ontario implemented new mandatory training standards to ensure certain workers on construction projects who use fall protection complete a CPO-approved Working at Heights training program. This summer, the government is running a campaign in 12 languages to inform Ontarians about these new standards. This builds on previous initiatives to ensure safer construction workplaces, including another radio campaign, a digital residential roofing campaign, and the Construction Health and Safety Action Plan. Read More
Fatalities, injuries and close calls have occurred at mines because objects or equipment have come into contact with workers. In these situations, the lack of visibility of workers to others in the workplace may have been a contributing factor. Read the ministry’s newest guideline providing best practices to consider for workplace parties to improve their visibility while working on surface and in underground mines.
Ontario is improving the health and safety of workers in the province’s underground mines by acting on its advisory group’s early work. Led by the province’s Chief Prevention Officer, the advisory group’s comprehensive mining safety review has prepared a progress report including a number of key initiatives.
Safety in the workplace is vital to a well-functioning warehouse, or manufacturing environment.
Ontario targeted hazards involving large excavation operations at construction sites across the province in May 2014. Ministry inspectors visited construction projects with excavation activities such as trenching, foundation construction, soil stabilization, construction of footing (supports), road repair and digging out caissons. Learn what they found.
There are a number of activities that are involved in this industry that make it one of the high hazard fields all over the world. Construction of new buildings, making decorations and even doing repairs are among the activities involved in this industry.
Construction workers in this industry are exposed to serious hazards in the process of executing their duties. For instance, some workers may be victims of falling rooftops, some may be hurt from machinery that is unguarded, others can easily get stuck by construction equipment which in many cases, heavy and they really need protection. A number of the workers in this field have been victims of electrocution while others have been affected by silica dust. These are some of the suggestions problems that point out the need and the benefit of having a safer construction field.
Even though the industry is rated as being very dangerous, we cannot do without it. We need buildings for many reasons. These buildings can only be constructed by the workers who are ready to work in this hazard industry. The only answer is to find out what can be done to safeguard these important workers. There are so many things that can be done to make sure that the workers are always safe.
There are firms that have been formed to ensure that the safety of workers in this industry is prioritized. While some employers are keen on getting the job done well, they tend to ignore the safety and health requirements of their most valued assets, their employees. They fail to put in place measures that ensure workers are safe as they execute their tasks and that they are duly compensated in cases of the unexpected. That is why having a construction organ for the safety needs of the workers is really vital.
Every person in the construction industry is expected to ensure that they comply with all regulations. The regulations are not punitive but instead, help to ensure that all employers in the construction industry have put in place a fall prevention strategy that safeguards its employees. The rules also ensure that there is a full protection in residential construction strategy that also ensures workers that are safe while working.
Those working in the industry also need to be enlightened. There are many who have been hurt and have suffered in silence due to ignorance. This should not happen if all the rules are well followed. You can ensure that you are protected by getting to know about what you are entitled to under the regulations. You also need to know what the workers’ compensation rules need so that you can always get help whenever there is need.
For employers, the law is very keen on those who mistreat employees in this important industry. To be safe, employees also need to ensure that they comply with the regulations and develop workplace safety and health standards that safeguard the employees. In short, ensure that workplace is safe and healthy.
From May to August 2014, Ministry of Labour inspectors are visiting industrial sector workplaces across Ontario, focusing on the safety of new and young workers. Their goal is to prevent critical and fatal injuries.
Is your organization prepared to meet the new mandatory workplace health and safety training standards expected to become law in 2014? A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014, allowing workplace parties time to prepare.