Ontario Improving Workplace Safety by Preventing Construction Injuries

Written by on December 16, 2014 in Employment Law Blog
Ontario Ministry of Labour

Working at Heights Training: Construction Projects

Effective April 1, 2015, the government of Ontario will implement new mandatory safety training for construction workers who work at heights.

The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will improve safety for construction workers by ensuring that each worker using fall protection systems is consistently trained and better protected while on the job. The standard will apply to all construction sites in Ontario regulated by the Regulations for Construction Projects.

Each worker will be trained to:

  • know their rights and responsibilities when working at heights
  • identify hazards
  • safely use a ladder
  • properly use personal protective equipment.

Workers who have already been trained under the current fall protection requirements will have until April 1, 2017 to also be trained under the new training standard requirements.

For more details, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

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