- About 30 per cent of all work-related traumatic fatalities and occupational disease fatality claims for workplaces in Ontario occurred in the construction sector, yet it comprises only 6.7 per cent of all provincial employment and 8.4 per cent of WSIB-insured employment.
- In the construction sector, 36 per cent of traumatic fatalities allowed by WSIB were due to falls from heights.
- Construction is Ontario’s seventh largest sector with about 500,000 workers, of which 45 per cent are employed by businesses with fewer than 20 workers.
- The Construction Health and Safety Action Plan responds to the Premier’s 2014-2015 mandate letter to the Minister of Labour. It includes direction for the Chief Prevention Officer to work with the construction sector to strengthen workplace injury and illness prevention for construction workers across the province.