Ministry of Labour Inspection Initiatives

What is a Ministry of Labour Inspection Initiative?

Ministry of Labour Inspection Initiative

Each year the Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules inspection initiatives in specific sectors or regions to protect workers' rights under both the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Employment Standards Act, and enhance employers' awareness of their responsibilities. Inspection initiatives focus on specific hazards or topics.

Occupational health and safety inspectors carry out these initiatives to:

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

Get ready for an inspection initiative

Several weeks before and during the inspection window, the MOL and the Ontario health and safety associations will reach out to workplaces (via social media and other channels) and offer assistance in preparing for inspection. This assistance is referred to as “Compliance Support” and is available in the form of tools, training and resources. Interested in getting a head start on preparation? Visit our resources pages below for training and awareness materials on upcoming initiative topics.

Focused inspections

MOL inspectors conduct field visits to check that employers are complying with the OHSA and its regulations, and to raise awareness about specific issues at the workplaces they are visiting.


2019 / 2020 Inspection Initiative Schedule


MOL Tourism / Hotel Motel Initiative

MOL Focused Inspections: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 (On Now)

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Slips, Trips and Falls

MOL Focused Inspections: April 15 - July 12, 2019 (On Now)

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New and Young Workers

MOL Focused Inspections: July 15 - August 30, 2019

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Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Respiratory Hazards

MOL Focused Inspections: October 1 - December 27, 2019

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Machine Guarding

MOL Focused Inspections: February 17 - March 31, 2020

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