March 1: Inspections of Convenience Stores and Gas Bars Begin


The government announced plans to inspect hundreds of stand-alone convenience stores and gas bars over the next three months to ensure workers are safe. OHS officers will talk to employers and workers about current laws related to working alone, workplace violence and employing young workers. During their inspections of about 200 worksites, officers will have the authority to write orders on the spot, including stop use and/or stop work orders or orders to produce documents such as hazard assessments.