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Safe at Work Ontario

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the employer pay equity monitoring program, music and productivity at work and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s stakeholder consultations for the Safe At Work Ontario strategy.

 

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OHS poster, increased ESA enforcement and next MOL safety blitz includes violence prevention

The Ministry of Labour in Ontario is putting in place several enforcement measures to ensure compliance with Employment Standards and Occupational Health and Safety, including proactive and increased inspections of workplaces.

 

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Ergonomics health and safety inspection blitz starts in September

According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of lost-time injuries in the province. That is why, from September 15 to November 15, 2010, the Ministry of Labour will hold a workplace safety inspection blitz that focuses on MSD hazards in all sectors…

 

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MOL proactive health and safety inspections really do happen

To our great surprise, First Reference recently got a visit from an Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Inspector. I knew we had nothing to worry about; however, it is still unnerving when an inspector comes knocking at the door…

 

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Upcoming health and safety inspection blitzes

Ontario workplace inspection blitzes under the Safe at Work initiative are announced in advance and results are reported after they are completed. The government’s schedule for upcoming blitzes include:

 

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Health and safety inspection blitz: Protecting industrial workers from falls

The Ontario government’s occupational health and safety inspectors will target industrial workplaces this month to protect workers from hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls. This is the third Safe Ontario inspection blitz focused on fall hazards in industrial workplaces.

 

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