Human Resources Legislative Update
MOL Safety Blitz Targets High-Risk Construction Trades
Date: March 2, 2012
The Ontario government has announced that effective March 1, 2012, Ministry of Labour inspectors are targeting high-risk construction trades in a month-long safety blitz intended to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries.
Inspectors will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing work, and specifically check that:
• work areas are safe from hazards that cause dangerous slips, trips or falls; and
• workers are using fall protection systems properly and equipment such as ladders, platforms and scaffolds.
This blitz is in addition to regular inspections already undertaken by the Ministry of Labour.