This July and August, MOL inspectors will be targeting underground and surfaces mines to ensure these facilities have an effective internal responsibility system (IRS) in place to help keep workers safe. They’ll focus on the IRS by checking that:
- Employers have a safety policy posted in the workplace that’s reviewed at least once a year and a program in place to implement that policy
- Workers are aware of the policy and their roles and responsibilities
- An active JHSC or health and safety representative exists in the workplace where required.