Ontario's mandatory working-at-heights training led to safer practices and reduced claims rates
Falls from heights are a significant occupational health and safety hazard. In 2015, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour implemented a mandatory training program to better protect construction workers who work at heights. An evaluation study by a team at the Institute for Work & Health has found that the training had high uptake across the province. It also led to a decline in claims rates due to falls targeted by the training—especially among very small employers and construction subsectors with the most frequent fall injuries.