The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is launching fall safety blitzes targeted at workplace hazards across the province. The blitzes are part of the MOL’s enforcement strategy to increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations. During the blitzes, MOL inspectors will assess the condition and maintenance of certain safety equipment, worker training, the use of safety equipment, and other potential health and safety hazards to help prevent workplace injuries. In particular, the currently scheduled safety blitzes are as follows:
- September to October 2012 – Supervision at construction sites;
- October to November 2012 – Machine guarding hazards and repetitive strain injuries in manufacturing and industrial workplaces; infection prevention and control in healthcare workplaces;
- November to December 2012 – Transfer of ore in underground mines.
For more information, please see the MOL news release.