In a recent press release the provincial government has announced where they will be monitoring in the coming year. For more details you can visit the Ministry of Labour website: http://bit.ly/Blitzes2018
Province to Target High-Risk Sectors and Repeat Offenders
Ontario is conducting more than two dozen inspection blitzes in 2018-2019 to ensure employers are meeting health, safety and employment standards at workplaces across the province.
Enforcement staff will visit workplaces such as warehouses, "big box" retail, grocery stores, chemical manufacturing plants, pulp and paper mills, hotels, golf courses, health care organizations, mines and construction projects. In particular, sectors with new and young workers, temporary help, vulnerable workers and a history of low compliance will be targeted.
Occupational health and safety inspectors will look for occupational health and safety violations involving issues such as working at heights, hazardous materials, machine guarding, conveyors, mobile equipment, violence, ergonomics and falls. The goal will be to raise awareness that safety is everyone's responsibility, to enhance workplace health and safety and to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.
Employment standards officers will check for employment standards violations in the construction sector. The goal is to ensure that workers are receiving their entitlements and employers are aware of, and complying with, their responsibilities.
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