The Ministry of Labour (MOL) in Ontario just released its 2016-17 inspection blitzes and initiatives schedules for the OHS Program and Employment Standards Program. Specifically, the schedule details the topics that will be the focus of the MOL’s “Provincial Blitzes,” which are province-wide, sector-specific enforcement initiatives.
Here’s the OHS provincial inspection blitz schedule plus links to some OHS Insider resources, including tools, to help make sure your workplace can pass inspection as to the targeted hazards.
Note that if your workplace isn’t in Ontario, your jurisdiction’s OHS enforcement agency may target similar hazards when conducting workplace inspections. So these resources can assist you in improving your OHS program as to these hazards, too.
2016-2017 OHS INSPECTION BLITZ SCHEDULE
|Focus||Sector(s)||Dates||OHS Insider Resources|
|May 16-July 15, 2016||Does your workplace need a fall protection plan?|
|New & Young Workers||Industrial||July 18-Sept. 2 2016||New and Young Worker Compliance Centre
Free webinar on May 18, 2016 webinar on implementing a safety awareness program for new & young workers
|Mobile Cranes and Material Hoisting||Construction||Aug. 1-Sept. 30, 2016||Complying with the lifting device requirements|
|Safe Material Tramming
Underground and Surface
|Mining||Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2016||Safety in the Mining Industry|
|Chemical Handling||Industrial||Sept. 19-Oct. 31, 2016||How to switch to safer chemicals|
|Electrical Hazards||Construction||Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2016||Protecting workers from overhead power lines|
|Processing – Safe Work Practices – Mine Plants||Mining||Feb. 1-March 31, 2017||Safety in the Mining Industry|