Human Resources Legislative Update
MOL Enforcement Blitz Targets Construction Sites
Date: May 13, 2010
On May 13, the Ontario government announced plans to increase enforcement of violations and enhance awareness of safety measures to protect workers on construction sites. The initiative follows a 90-day provincial enforcement campaign to ensure that workplace parties are complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and its regulations. An expert panel will make recommendations on a number of workplace safety issues based on the Ministry of Labour’s (“MOL”) preliminary report.
As we’ve previously reported, Ministry of Labour “safety blitzes” are conducted through Safe at Work Ontario, a program which focusses on improving workplace health and safety practices through education, training and enforcement of primarily the OHSA.