Upcoming Ontario inspection blitzes

Young workers, infection control, MSD included

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting 13 inspection blitzes for 2011 and 2012, including young workers, infection control and musculoskeletal disorders. 

The Ministry of Labour’s proactive inspection blitzes on sector-specific hazards are designed to raise awareness and increase compliance with health and safety legislation, said the ministry.

These blitzes are announced in advance and results are reported after they are completed. The ministry tracks each sector to determine if the blitzes result in a long-lasting increase in compliance and decrease in injuries.

Upcoming blitzes

2011-2012 Provincial blitzes schedule
Focus Program Date
New and Young Worker Industrial, and Health Care Sectors May - August
Home Builders/Low Rise Construction Construction Sector May
Tower Crane Suppliers Industrial Sector/Specialized Professional Services May
Diamond Drilling Mining Sector June
Tower Cranes GTA/Mississauga Construction Sector/Specialized Professional Services June
Pits and Quarries, Sand and Gravel Pits (hazards associated with crushing, screening and conveying processes) Mining Sector July
Access Equipment
  • Ladders
  • Suspended stages
  • Elevated Work Platforms
Construction Sector August
Personal Protective Equipment Industrial, and Health Care Sectors October
Underground Mining (ventilation hazards) Mining Sector October
Infection Control Health Care Sector November
Racking and Storage Industrial Sector November
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Industrial, Construction, Mining and Health Care Sectors February 2012
Construction Trade Specific Construction Sector March 2012

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