Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently released its 2015-16 proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the OHS Program and Employment Standards Program. The MOL will be conducting:
- “Provincial Blitzes,” which are province-wide, sector-specific enforcement initiatives; and
- Regional “Initiatives,” which are smaller-scale enforcement initiatives.
Here’s the health and safety provincial inspection blitz schedule as well as links to OHS Insider resources, including tools, to help make sure your workplace can pass inspection.
And even if your workplace isn’t in Ontario, your jurisdiction’s OHS enforcement agency may target similar hazards. So these resources can assist you in improving your OHS program as to these hazards, too.
2015-2016 HEALTH & SAFETY INSPECTION BLITZ SCHEDULE
|Struck by Hazards||Construction||May-June 2015||Focus on: Construction Safety|
|New & Young Workers||Industrial||May-Aug. 2015||New and Young Worker Compliance Centre|
|Trenching Hazards||Construction||July-Aug. 2015||Hazard Profile: Excavations and Trenching|
|Mobile Equipment Traffic Control Hazards||Mining||July-Aug. 2015||When a Signaller Is Required by the OHS Laws|
|Material Handling||Industrial||Sept. 14-Oct. 23, 2015||Manual Materials Handling|
|Heavy Equipment Operation||Construction||Oct.-Nov. 2015||7 Key Elements of the Lifting Device Requirements|
|Modular Training||Mining||Oct.-Nov. 2015||Safety in the Mining Industry|
|Safe Operation of Machinery||Industrial||Jan. 18-Feb. 26, 2016||Machine Guards: OHS Requirements|
|Occupational Disease||Mining||Feb.-March 2016||A 7 Step Medical Monitoring Compliance Plan|