FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in October 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act are being followed. As well, blitzes and initiatives enhance employer awareness of their responsibilities and their role in keeping employees safe on the job.

Blitzes starting on October 2, 2017

Falls – Ladder Safety Blitz: Construction Sector

The MOL will be conducting blitz inspections in construction sector workplaces and construction sites starting October 2, 2017, lasting until November 24, 2017. This blitz concerns safe ladder use; specifically:

  • used according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • the condition of equipment
  • set up and use

Falls – Slips and Trips Blitz: Healthcare, Industrial, and Mining Sectors

The MOL will be conducting blitz inspections in healthcare, industrial, and mining sector workplaces starting October 2, 2017, lasting until November 24, 2017. This blitz concerns slip, trip, and fall hazards under the health and safety program across these sectors. The blitz will also focus on musculoskeletal hazards in mining plants and mines.

Conclusion

While the focus and planned schedule of blitzes and initiatives are released ahead of time, workplaces are not notified in advance. To see a full schedule of upcoming blitzes and initiatives, please click here.


 

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