The Expert Advisory Panel, which was appointed to review Ontario's occupational health and safety system, has released its report containing 46 recommendations. Among other things, the report calls for:
- The creation of a new Prevention Organization within the Ministry of Labour;
- Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to allow co-chairs of Joint Health and Safety Committees to submit written safety recommendations to employers;
- Mandatory training for health and safety representatives;
- Mandatory health and safety awareness training for all workers and supervisors;
- Mandatory entry-level training for construction workers;
- Mandatory fall protection training for workers working at heights, and
- A review of enforcement tools available to inspectors, including establishing administrative monetary penalties.