Looking for a Little Summer Spending Cash, Not a Workers Comp Claim

Ontario recently launched a four-month blitz to ensure students are safe and do not get injured while working on their summer jobs.

Beginning this spring, an enforcement blitz is targeting workplaces where new and young workers are employed. Health and safety inspectors from the Ministry of Labor will check that employers comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.[WCx]
The blitz will ensure young workers:
  • Are protected by required safety measures, equipment and procedures to prevent injuries
  • Are properly instructed, trained and supervised on jobs
  • Meet minimum age requirements.
The inspectors will shut down unsafe work sites when necessary and employers could face fines through the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Protecting young people on the job is part of the McGuinty government’s continued commitment to prevent workplace injuries through its Safe at Work Ontario strategy.

 

Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He is an editor and contributor to Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

Editor Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their Workers Compensation costs by 20% – 50%.  He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. Contact: Mstack@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com

 

 

WORKERS COMP MANAGEMENT MANUAL:  www.WCManual.com
MODIFIED DUTY CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php

 

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.

 

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