According to HRD America: Over the last few months, the Ontario government has been rolling out measures aimed at improving worker safety in the province. On Tuesday, the Ontario government announced that it was launching its first-ever review into Ontario’s occupational illness system. The independent review will be run by the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
“My commitment is to build a better WSIB system that works for workers in Ontario. Over the last year, I’ve been meeting repeatedly with injured workers, their families, to hear their stories and listen to their concerns,” says Minister Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development to COS.
Though he lauds Ontario as having “one of the best occupational health and safety records in Canada,” he also says that “too many workers are still falling through the cracks and it’s clear the system isn’t working for everyone.”