The Ontario Government has appointed an expert advisory panel to conduct a comprehensive review of the provincial occupational health and safety system. The panel consists of safety experts from labour groups, employers, and academic institutions, and will provide recommendations for operational, policy and structural improvements. In particular, the panel will examine workplace safety practices and entry-level safety training, the impact of the underground economy on safety practices, and how existing legislation provides for worker safety.
The panel is expected to report to the Minister of Labour in the Fall of this year. We will update you regarding the panel’s recommendations at that time.