Board Refuses to Suspend Order Requiring Foot Protection


An inspector issued a safety order requiring a store to ensure that all workers exposed to the risk of a foot injury wear appropriate foot protection. The store asked the Labour Relations Board to suspend the order because it already required workers who operate pump jacks to wear safety toe caps. The Board refused. As the inspector noted, other workers in the receiving area and who handled stock were also exposed to foot injuries and so should have to wear appropriate foot protection, too [Dollarama LP v. Marcelo, [2011] CanLII 46599 (ON LRB), July 22, 2011].