Ministry of Labour announces safety blitz for March 2012

March 9, 2012

The Ministry of Labour has announced the targeted safety blitz for the month of March 2012. Ministry inspectors will be targeting construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing work. According to the Ministry’s website:

The inspections will help ensure that:

  • work areas are safe from hazards that cause dangerous slips, trips or falls
  • workers are using fall protection systems properly and equipment such as ladders, platforms and scaffolds.

This blitz will be in addition to regular inspections undertaken by the Ministry of Labour. For more information on workplace safety, you can visit the Ontario government’s Safe at Work website.

If you have any questions regarding your obligations regarding workplace health and safety, please contact a member of Stikeman Elliott’s Labour, Employment and Pensions group.

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