Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

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The Lundy Company Limited and Justin Courtney Ford have both been fined today after a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile roof. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 August 2015, the self-employed worker was working to remove a roof when he fell over three metres onto concrete flooring. The worker […]

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Airport fined after young child injured

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Birmingham Airport Limited has been fined after a six-year-old boy became trapped in a baggage conveyor. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the boy was trapped by machinery when he found his way into the mesh cage of the ‘out of gauge’ conveyor, which was used for delivering oversized baggage to the public baggage reclaim area.  […]

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Packaging company fined after worker loses fingers in machinery

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A Blackburn packaging company was today fined after a worker’s hand became trapped in machinery. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Europlast (Blackburn) Ltd had been trying to clean a bubble wrap machine when his left hand became trapped between rollers, causing four of his fingers to be severed. The company failed to […]

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Supporting Research to Enhance Care for Psychiatric Workers with PTSD

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Ontario
is helping Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care carry out research into
preventing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mental health care
providers, and ensuring those with PTSD receive timely support to return to
work. 

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Ontario Creating Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs

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Ontario
is creating more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair
Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring
part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers,
introducing paid sick days for every worker, enabling at least three weeks’
vacation after five years with the same employer and stepping up enforcement of
employment laws.

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Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars

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An arboriculture company has been fined after an eighty-two foot tree they were felling crashed down onto two cars and narrowly missed two members of the public. Southend Magistrates Court heard how The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company Limited were carrying out the work at Torrington Drive, Debden last summer when the tree was felled […]

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Supporting Probation and Parole Officers and Bailiffs with PTSD

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Ontario
is proposing to increase support for probation officers, probation and parole
officers, and bailiffs with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by putting in
place a presumption that the PTSD is work-related. This would expedite access
to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

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Providing More Support for Nurses with PTSD

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Ontario
is proposing to increase first responder support to include all front-line nurses
who provide direct patient care and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) by expediting their access to benefits, resources and timely treatment
through the implementation of a presumption that PTSD is work-related. 

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