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Proposed amendments remove safety obstacles faced by women

Changes would make workplaces safer and more equitable

The Ontario government is proposing amendments to the Construction Projects Regulation which would require personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing be properly fitted to women and workers with diverse body types. In addition, this legislation would require all jobsites to have at least one women’s-only washroom.

If approved and filed, the proposed regulatory amendments would come into force on July 1, 2023.

This announcement comes on the heels of a recent CSA Group study which concluded that poor design and fit of PPE was putting women workers at greater risk.

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