Ontario gives workplaces a 'last chance'

Province set to crack down on worst health and safety offenders, offer assistance to others with poor records
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/01/2005

The Ontario government is giving a “last chance” to 5,000 workplaces to voluntarily improve health and safety.

Labour Minister Chris Bentley told a graduating class of 100 new health and safety inspectors that most businesses want to do the right thing and create a culture where the safety and health of workers is a priority.

“To achieve this, the ministry will work with our prevention partners to help 5,000 workplaces improve their health and safety performance,” said Bentley. “The result will not only be safer workplaces but also substantial savings to these businesses from increased productivity.”