Ontario’s Prevention Council and Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky released the following statement today:
The end of the year is quickly approaching and we’re all looking forward to a brighter 2021. It is important that all Ontarians to remain focused on safety and to use the year end as a time to review safety plans for the New Year.
It hasn’t been an easy year, mainly due to the challenges we all faced related COVID-19 and how it has impacted our lives and our work. In addition, some hard-working Ontarians lost their lives while doing their day-to-day jobs. In December alone, there have been jobsite fatalities in London, Oshawa and Toronto. These recent jobsite fatalities highlight the fact that we need to proactively apply a safety lens to everything we do.
During the last few weeks of 2020, the PC recommends that we deliver on our safety responsibilities and follow these expectations: