MOL: 3-Month Construction Inspection Blitz Starts Today!
Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors are responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA) and its regulations at workplaces across the province. As part
of the Safe At Work Ontario strategy, they focus on specific industry sectors where there are high injury rates, a history of non-compliance and specific workplace hazards. They will also continue to verify overall compliance with the OHSA and its regulations. Inspectors are not limited to inspecting the issues identified in this document as Safe At Work Ontario areas of focus, and will take enforcement action as appropriate to the situation at each workplace inspected.
Note: Injury and illness trends: The program uses Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) data to identify injury and illness trends. Trend analyses of the number of fatalities, critical injuries, lost-time injuries (LTIs), LTI rates and the costs associated with WSIB claims for each sector are used by the program to identify sectors for blitz initiatives. In addition to this information, inspectors also review the compliance history and known hazards inherent to the type of work to select which workplaces to visit.
In addition to their general inspection duties, construction inspectors will conduct three province-wide, blitz campaigns in 2017-2018.