FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in September 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year that aim to make 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.

Construction Sector Residential Projects Blitz

The MOL will be conducting blitz inspections on residential projects starting September 1, 2017, and lasting until November 30, 2017. This blitz concerns the construction sector under the health and safety program. 

Health Care Sector Enforcement Initiative

This MOL initiative will focus on ensuring that an Internal Responsibility System is in place in various health care facilities. As well, the MOL will be ensuring that programs and procedures are in place for both needle safety and workplace violence and harassment. This blitz includes hospitals, long-term care and retirement facilities, and community health centres. This initiative concerns the health care sector under the health and safety program.

Conclusion

While blitz and initiatives focus and schedules 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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