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Upcoming health and safety inspection blitzes

inspectionOntario workplace health and safety inspection blitzes under the Safe at Work initiative are announced in advance and results are reported after they are completed on the Ministry of Labour website. The ministry tracks each sector to determine if the blitzes result in a long-lasting increase in compliance and decrease in injuries and fatalities.

The Ontario’s Ministry of Labour schedule for upcoming health and safety blitzes include:

  • June 1-30: Mobile equipment for surface and underground mines – Mining Sector
  • June 1-July 31: Heavy and light equipment – Construction Sector
  • September 1-October 31: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – All Sectors
  • September 1-October 31: Fall hazards – Construction Sector
  • November 1-December 31: Conveyor guarding – Industrial Sector
  • February 1-28: Loading docks – Industrial and Health Care Sectors

More information on the Safe at Work Ontario initiatives and results can be found at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/index.php.

Yosie Saint-Cyr
Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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