MOL Announces Safety Blitzes to Target Mining Employers

The Ministry of Labour has announced that from July 1 to August 31, 2017, mining inspectors, ergonomists and engineers will be conducting safety blitzes to ensure that mine employers are taking appropriate action regarding occupational disease hazards and protection of workers. The blitzes will: ensure employers are complying with occupational health and safety laws raise…

Ontario Safety Blitzes To Target Workplaces and Sectors with Vulnerable Workers

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that it will do over 20 targeted blitzes at Ontario workplaces from May 2, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The Ministry will investigate potential violations of employment standards and occupational health and safety laws at targeted workplaces which include food services, retail stores, construction sites, mines and, in…

MOL to Target Slips, Trips and Falls in a School Board Safety Blitz

The Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) has announced a series of safety blitzes scheduled for November of 2009 that will target slips, trips and falls (“Falls”), and that may affect your schools. Inspectors will visit schools to discuss Falls and to review plans to prevent Falls, particularly in parking lots [1], and will focus on assessing…

Ministry of Labour Blitz of Industrial Workplaces for Electrical Hazards

The Ministry of Labour is currently conducting a blitz of workplaces, where the regulation for Industrial Establishments applies, to ensure compliance with the electrical hazard provisions of the regulation. Inspectors will take a “zero tolerance” approach to any contraventions. “Since 1998 there have been 69 workers killed, 263 critically injured and 844 workers who received…