April 4, 2013 – PSHSA is partnering with CODE (Council of Ontario Directors of Education) to work on the Ministry of Education’s Student Injury Prevention Initiative.

Between September 2011 and June 2012, Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors visited Ontario schools to determine compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations.

The outcome? MOL released a report of their findings, referencing over 6,600 non-compliance orders and 283 ‘stop work’ orders. As a result, it was announced that a one-time funding allocation of $9.9 million will be provided to all school boards to promote a culture of safety.

The Student Injury Prevention Initiative is intended to ensure that:

  • Students have access to a broad range of hands-on learning experiences in technological education facilities and science labs using safe equipment in risk-free environments.
  • Boards and schools have an up-to-date health and safety plan.
  • School staff are safety conscious and have the expertise to address injury prevention in technological education facilities and science labs.

Click here for more information on the Student Injury Prevention Initiative. Please stay tuned for more announcements on this exciting project!