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.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Occupational health and safety inspectors carry out their initiatives to:

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

Inspection initiatives focus on specific hazards or topics and have two phases.

Phase 1: Compliance Assistance Campaign

The MOL and the health and safety associations work to raise awareness and provide resources, training and education to workplace parties on that initiative’s focus.

The goal is to give workplace parties tools and knowledge to comply with health and safety requirements.

Phase 2: Inspection Campaign

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.

MOL inspectors and health and safety associations continue to provide compliance assistance.

2019 / 2020 Inspection Initiative Schedule

MOL Tourism / Hotel Motel Initiative

Phase 1: April 2018 - March 31, 2019
Compliance assistance

Phase 2: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Focused inspections

Topics

Slips, Trips and Falls

Phase 1: March 18 - July 12, 2019
Compliance assistance

Phase 2: April 15 - July 12, 2019
Focused inspections

Topics

New and Young Workers

Phase 1: May 1 - August 30, 2019
Compliance assistance

Phase 2: July 15 - August 30, 2019
Focused inspections

Topics

Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Respiratory Hazards

Phase 1: September 1 - December 27, 2019
Compliance assistance

Phase 2: October 1 - December 27, 2019
Focused inspections

Machine Guarding

Phase 1: January 20 - March 31, 2020
Compliance assistance

Phase 2: February 17 - March 31, 2020
Focused inspections

Consulting Services

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General Consulting Services

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