Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Safety Blitz to Target Construction Sites, Roadworks
Date: February 5, 2020
The Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development has announced that from February 4, 2020 to March 13, 2020, Ontario workplace inspectors will be conducting a safety blitz targeting construction sites and roadwork projects.
During this blitz, inspectors will be focusing on personal protective equipment (PPE) which may include a variety of items, depending on the work, such as high visibility clothing, skin protection (e.g. gloves), face shields, eye protection and hearing protectors.
In 2017, lack of PPE was the second most common Occupational Health and Safety Act violation in construction workplaces.