March 15: Results of New & Young Worker Inspection Blitz

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From May 1 to Aug. 31, 2012, MOL inspectors conducted a workplace inspection blitz in the industrial, construction and healthcare sectors on new and young workers. They conducted 5,452 visits to 4,614 workplaces and issued 14,498 orders, including 553 stop work orders. On average, 3.1 orders were issued per workplace visit, with 54% of the orders involving violations of the OHS Act and 46% violations of sector-specific regulations and regulations relating to WHMIS and designated substances.