Legislative changes plus annual calendar of events
The new year is an opportunity to reset and plan for the months ahead. Occupational health and safety highlights include new legal requirements for mining health and safety on January 1, ongoing Ministry of Labour (MOL) workplace inspection blitzes, plus more training options will be available for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Part 2 for office and manufacturing workers.
In addition, annual events like the Workplace Excellence Awards, Northern Ontario Safety Group, and Mining Health and Safety Conference continue to help make workplaces safer. Mark your 2017 calendar in advance and keep your organization in the know – here’s a roundup of upcoming occupational health and safety events for 2017.
April 1: End of two-year transition period for Ontario employers to ensure workers have completed an MOL-approved Working at Heights Safety Training course as per the Construction Projects Regulation.