May 16: Safety Blitz on Fall Hazards Began

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The MOL is conducting a safety blitz focusing on fall hazards from May 16 to July 15, 2016. Inspectors will visit a variety of workplaces in the construction, industrial and mining sectors, checking that:

  • Employers have policies, programs and safe work practices in place to protect workers from falls
  • Employers have assessed ladders, mobile stands and platforms for hazards, maintained equipment and placed it on firm footing when in use
  • Safety barriers such as guardrails are installed when needed
  • Workers are trained on the use of appropriate fall protection systems, PPE and other safety devices when working at heights
  • Employers ensure that workers are working safely on truck beds, trailers or the top of loads.