March 7: Results of Inspection Blitz on Manufacturing

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From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2012, MOL inspectors conducted a blitz on manufacturing workplaces. They conducted 1,608 visits to 1,116 workplaces and issued 5,392 orders, including 170 stop work orders. The three most frequently issued orders involved failure of employers to:

  • Carry out duties to protect workers, including failing to maintain machinery and provide information and supervision to workers (16%)
  • Comply with requirements to prevent workplace violence and harassment (13%)
  • Provide adequate guards and other devices for machines and equipment (13%).