Ontario has Announced the Construction Health and Safety Action Plan

Ontario Ministry of Labour

The government of Ontario aims to help to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan.

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Created with input from construction employers, workers and other industry stakeholders, Ontario's plan contains 16 recommendations to strengthen the prevention of work-related injury and illness for construction workers on sites of all sizes across the province.

Ontario has already made progress on a number of initiatives in the Construction Health and Safety Action Plan, including:

  • Developing a web tool and mobile app to help employers and workers understand their health and safety obligations and rights for specific construction projects.
  • Building an online portal that allows building inspectors to report unsafe work practices to the government.
  • Increasing awareness about working-at-heights training requirements.