Safety focus in ontario

20 March 2008

Tower crane operators in Ontario, Canada are being reminded to keep their cranes in good condition and ensure that logbooks are kept up-to-date and readily available.

The Construction Safety Association of Ontario (CSAO) warned that Ministry of Labour inspectors will be paying particular attention to tower cranes, the low-rise residential housing industry and fall hazards, when they conduct standard assessments in the summer.

The Ministry of Labour recently hired 200 new inspectors specialising in a range of sectors in Ontario, including construction, bringing the number of inspectors in the province to 430.

Accordin g to the CSAO, construction workers are likely to see at least one inspector on their jobsites in the third quarter of the year.

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