Be Prepared for New Ministry of Labour Safety Blitzes in October

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October is around the corner, and new Ministry of Labour (MOL) Safety Blitzes are coming!

Your workplace may be on the hotlist for a potential MOL Inspection. Don’t be caught off guard – BE PREPARED!

The Ministry of Labour in Ontario regularly publishes schedules for their upcoming safety blitz inspections. The next blitz schedule for October 2017 has been published.

The focus is on Industrial and Construction workplaces for:


Falls – Ladder Safety
Health and Safety
October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017
Falls – Including Slips and Trips
Health and Safety
October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017
Machine Guarding and Electrical Hazards
Health and Safety
January 15, 2018 – February 28, 2018

As you are probably aware, the Ministry of Labour deploys Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors to carry out their blitzes and initiatives to:

  • raise awareness of hazards
  • increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations

Although employers are not identified nor notified of an inspection in advance, there are 5 key items that the MOL may examine:

  1. Compliance with OHSA and ESA regulations
  2. Details related to programs, policies, and procedures that affect the health and safety of your employees
  3. Employee training
  4. Injury records and past blitz issues
  5. Specific hazards related to the blitz

You can find the full MOL Safety Blitz schedule HERE:

Watch out for our Occupational Wellness Management Fall Newsletter for 5 action tips on how to be prepared and participate in an MOL Health and Safety Inspection.

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