September Newsletter

PM says he’s considering making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for federal workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that he’s considering making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for federal employees, a move health and labour experts say could set an example but would have to be a decision backed by science.

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Laurentian researchers heading to northern areas to foster COVID-19 ‘vaccine confidence’

Researchers, students and staff from Laurentian University will travel across northern Ontario this September to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine use and help build confidence in it.

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Ontario Launches Consultation On Improving Tower Crane Health & Safety Requirements

The consultation process is aimed at updating and clarifying existing legislative requirements for the operation of tower cranes in the province.

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Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for healthcare workers? Experts weigh in

They joined Italy which in April became the first European country to mandate the shots for health workers through a government emergency decree.

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City of Toronto, TTC mandate vaccination for employees, contractors and students

All City of Toronto employees will be required to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 30, Mayor John Tory announced last week, saying the new policy demonstrates “a commitment to taking every precaution to protect staff and visitors in city workplaces.”

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Roles, rules and responsibilities of workplace health and safety

In addition to providing training, employers must abide by a number of occupational health and safety responsibilities. Many of these elements, worker rights and employer responsibilities are similar across jurisdictions in Canada.

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