Please be advised that the Ministry of Labour (MOL) of the Government of Ontario is conducting a safety blitz of Mining and Mining Plants in Ontario this fall.

If you have received Orders issued by MOL inspectors, including Stop Work Orders, you have a right to appeal the Orders under s. 61 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA). Failure to comply with Orders, if they are not appealed, is an offence under the OHSA, with fines up to $500,000 for mining companies. Directors and Officers of mining companies may also be held personally liable for the failure of their companies to comply with Orders.

For more information on the MOL Mining Industry safety blitz, please see: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/2013/bul_miningblitz20130927.php