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MLTSD Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers Initiative 2021



MLTSD Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers Initiative 2021

February 3, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30am ET

Speakers:

Ronald Landry
Senior Manager, Industrial Health and Safety Program
Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)

Stefan Larrass
Policy Advisor, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA)
Senior Policy Advisor, Labour Issues Coordinating Committee (LICC)


Mark Douglas
Program Consultant, Integrity Services, Service Canada

Moderator:
Jay Remsik
Health & Safety Consultant, Western Ontario, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Session Description:
Recently Ontario has experienced new positive COVID-19 cases and outbreaks on farms in some areas. As part of Ontario’s outbreak management response, MLSTD will conduct proactive workplace inspections beginning mid-January 2021. These inspections focus on workplaces in the farming and agricultural sectors where temporary foreign agricultural workers are known to work.

Join us to learn more about this province-wide initiative, which aims to:

 
  • Raise awareness and compliance amongst farm workers, supervisors and employers about COVID-19 health and safety requirements
  • Enhance protection for temporary foreign agricultural workers living and working on farming and agricultural operations in the province
  • Increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations in the farming community
  • Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and in the community
 
Recommended for:

This webinar will be of particular interest to employers of temporary foreign agricultural workers in Ontario’s farming and agricultural sectors.
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