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.
2017-2018 OHS INSPECTION BLITZ SCHEDULE
|Focus||Sector(s)||Dates||OHS Insider Resources|
|New & Young Workers||Industrial||May 1-Aug. 31, 2017||Practical Steps to Protect New & Young Workers|
|Supervisor Awareness and Accountability||Construction||June 1-July31, 2017||Supervisors: 5 Dos & Don’ts for Avoiding Liability|
|Occupational Disease||Mines & Mining Plants||July 1-Aug. 1, 2017||Safety in the Mining Industry|
|Residential Projects||Construction||Sept. 1-Nov. 3, 2017||Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Checklist|
|Falls—Ladder Safety||Construction||Oct. 2-Nov. 24, 2017||6 Key Facts About the Portable Ladder Requirements|
|Falls, Including Slips & Trips||Healthcare
|Oct. 2-Nov. 24, 2017||9 Tips for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls|
|Falls, Including Slips & Trips, and Musculoskeletal Disorders||Mines & Mining Plants||Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 2017||9 Tips for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls|
|Machine Guarding & Electrical Hazards||Industrial||Jan. 15-Feb. 28 31, 2018||Machine Guarding: What the OHS Laws Require You to Do|
|Compliance on PPE and High Visibility Clothing||Mines & Mining Plants||Feb. 1-March 31, 2018||PPE Index Topic|
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