Ontario’s 2017-18 OHS Inspection Blitz Schedule & Related Compliance Resources


The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently released its 2017-18 workplace inspection blitzes schedule. The schedule spell out the topics and industry sectors that will be the focus of the MOL’s “Provincial Blitzes,” which are province-wide, sector-specific OHS enforcement initiatives.

Here’s the newest OHS inspection blitz schedule plus links to some OHS Insider articles, tools and other resources to help make sure your workplace can pass inspection as to the targeted hazards.

Ontario’s inspection blitzes generally target safety hazards that are problems across the country. So even if your workplace is in another jurisdiction, you may face similar hazards. The resources linked in the chart can help you improve your OHS program as to these hazards, too.


Focus Sector(s) Dates OHS Insider Resources
New & Young Workers Industrial May 1-Aug. 31, 2017 Practical Steps to Protect New & Young Workers

Answers to 5 FAQs About Safety Orientations

Model Mentor Policy

Young Worker Safety—Advice for Employers

Supervisor Awareness and Accountability Construction June 1-July31, 2017 Supervisors: 5 Dos & Don’ts for Avoiding Liability

Supervisor Competency Checklist

7 Lessons on Supervisors and Due Diligence

Supervisor Orientation Checklist

Occupational Disease Mines & Mining Plants July 1-Aug. 1, 2017 Safety in the Mining Industry

Illnesses & Diseases Index Topic

Residential Projects Construction Sept. 1-Nov. 3, 2017 Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Checklist

Does Your Workplace Need a Fall Protection Plan?

Complying with the Hierarchy of Fall Protection Equipment

Hand & Power Tool Safety Checklist

Nail Gun Safety

How to Prevent Falls Through Openings

Falls—Ladder Safety Construction Oct. 2-Nov. 24, 2017 6 Key Facts About the Portable Ladder Requirements

Step Ladder Inspection Checklist

Extension Ladder Safety Checklist

Step Ladder Dos & Don’ts

Falls, Including Slips & Trips Healthcare


Oct. 2-Nov. 24, 2017 9 Tips for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips & Falls Inspection Checklist

Housekeeping Requirements Under the OHS Laws

Lighting Requirements

Falls, Including Slips & Trips, and Musculoskeletal Disorders Mines & Mining Plants Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 2017 9 Tips for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips & Falls Inspection Checklist

How to Protect Workers Moving or Storing Materials

Lifting Safety Toolbox Talk Handout

Ergonomics Compliance Centre

Machine Guarding & Electrical Hazards Industrial Jan. 15-Feb. 28 31, 2018 Machine Guarding: What the OHS Laws Require You to Do

How to Choose an Appropriate Guard

Electrical Safety Program Checklist

Don’t Daisy Chain Extension Cords

Compliance on PPE and High Visibility Clothing Mines & Mining Plants Feb. 1-March 31, 2018 PPE Index Topic

Choosing Appropriate Slip-Resistant Safety Footwear

How to Comply with the Eye Protection Requirements

How to Choose Appropriate Respiratory Protection

New CSA Standard on High-Visibility Safety Apparel

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