A construction company was fined $50,000 when two temporary workers were injured after steel sheets fell on them.
Three workers were moving the cart that contained sheets of 18-gauge steel that were not secured to the cart. The sheets weighed a total of 2,050 pounds. As the cart moved over an electrical extension cord on the floor, the load shifted. It fell on two of the workers, who suffered broken bones.
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Ontario Launches Compliance Audits
Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure is conducting audits of retail companies this fall. The goal is ensure that workplaces are following accessible practices when recruiting and supporting workers with disabilities.
The Ministry will work to ensure that these retailers, with 500 or more employees, are following Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements.
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