Upcoming Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes

June 8, 2012

The Ministry of Labour has recently announced its inspection blitzes for the remainder of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.  The blitzes will focus on sector-specific hazards and are designed to raise awareness and increase compliance with health and safety legislation.  The Ministry will report the results of the blitzes, and will track each sector to determine if the blitzes resulted in an increase in health and safety legislation compliance and a decrease in injuries.

The following table sets out the scheduled blitzes:

Focus

Sector

Date

New and Young Worker

Health Care

Construction

Industrial

May-August 2012

Struck by Objects

(hazards associated with traffic control during roadwork)

Construction

June 2012

Tower Cranes/Mobile Cranes

Construction

July-August 2012

Pits and Quarries, Sand and Gravel Pits

(hazards associated with the haulage process)

Mining

July 2012

Supervisory Engagement in Construction

(requirements under Section 14, Reg. 213/91)

Construction

September-October 2012

Manufacturing

(machine guarding, MSD, workplace violence)

Industrial Sector

October – November 2012

Infection Prevention and Control

Health Care

October-November 2012

Underground Mining

(hazards associated with ore pass and loading pocket systems)

Mining

November-December 2012

Underground Mining

(ventilation hazards)

Mining

January-February 2013

Slips, Trips and Falls

(ladder safety and fall protection hazards)

Industrial

Construction

February-March 2013

Workplace Violence and Harassment

Health Care

February-March 2013

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