The Ministry of Labour is seeking industry input on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation that would require construction workers to complete a construction hazard awareness training program, says Barrie Construction Association (BCA) executive director Alison Smith.
“Through feedback received during discussions held at the BCA offices it is quite evident that members are taking issue with this training, its delivery method and other aspects of the amendment,” she writes in a note to members.
“The BCA will be compiling a formal submission to the MOL. Should you care to add your thoughts please read the attached consultation and complete the questions on pages 8 and 9. Please provide comment no later than August 8th so that a formal submission may be prepared and submitted by the Aug. 12 deadline.
Additional information can be found at http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=21622&language=en
Alternately, you can send a submission directly to the MOL by email to WebHSpolicy@ontario.ca, fax to (416) 326-7650 or by mail to:
Ministry of Labour
Construction Hazard Awareness Training Regulatory Project
400 University Avenue, 12th floor
Please submit your comments by Aug 12 (90-day consultation), and indicate whether you are a training provider, employer, labour representative or other.