Top 10 Ontario Stories from the First Half of 2023

10) Ont. labour ministry inspecting farm businesses

Workplace safety

In May, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills let farm businesses know they may be receiving visits from inspectors.

For this campaign, inspectors will be looking at material handling in agribusinesses and in the manufacturing sector.

“Material handling hazards continue to be a leading cause of critical injuries and fatalities in these workplaces,” Jen Rushby, a spokeswoman with the ministry, told Farms.com in an email.

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