Ontario responds to "alarming increase" in construction deaths

Number of deaths increased 50 per cent in 2003, province forms action group to come up with solutions
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/19/2004

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he Ontario government is forming a safety action group in response to what it calls an “alarming increase” in the number of construction deaths in the province.

Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Labour Minister, is setting up a health and safety action group. Starting with construction, it will enlist experts from various sectors to identify best practices, programs and policies and then join with employers, unions and workers to implement recommendations as quickly as possible.