Feb. 2: Results of Materials Handling Safety Blitz Released

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From Sept. 15 to Oct. 26, 2014, MOL inspectors conducted an enforcement blitz at industrial workplaces, checking for hazards involving material handling. They conducted 841 visits to 701 workplaces and issued 3,263 orders under the OHS laws. The top three most frequently issued orders involved employers’ failure to:

  • Maintain equipment, materials and protective devices in good condition
  • Ensure that lifting devices are examined annually to determine their capability to lift their maximum load as rated
  • Take reasonable precautions for the protection of workers.