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Dec 16, 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is seeking input on the proposed changes to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) of 9 hazardous chemical substances that are set out in...

Aug 08, 2011

Protection for workers in regard to underground diesel exhaust, hoisting, shaft sinking and wheel assemblies will be strengthened starting January 1 2012. The Ministry of...

May 18, 2011

Bill 160, the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature today.

Bill 160 will now be presented to...

Apr 03, 2011

All requirements related to confined spaces have been consolidated into a single regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ministry of Labour reports. The...

Mar 03, 2011

The Ontario Government announced today that it is proposing amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. These amendments...

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