Prevention System Updates

Just released: MOL’s 2015/16 inspection blitz schedule

Release Date:  Apr 16, 2015

In the coming fiscal year, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour will be conducting inspection blitzes on three health and safety priorities affecting Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) member firms. But there’s more: the ministry has also released a schedule of year-long health and safety initiatives. See below.

Province-wide workplace inspection blitzes: 2015-2016

Focus Date
New and Young Worker May - August 2015
Material Handling September 14 - October 23, 2015
Safe Operation of Machinery January 18 - February 26, 2016

WSPS Network News provides advance coverage of specific blitzes in advance of their start date.

Province-wide workplace health and safety inspection initiatives: 2015-2016

Focus Date
New Small Business Registrations April 2015 - March 2016
Education November 16 - December 18, 2015

Occupational Hygiene

  • WHMIS compliance: labels, MSDS, worker education and communication of components of the Global Harmonized System (H+GHS)
April 2015 - March 2016

  • Workplaces with a high rate of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Vehicle-pedestrian interaction
  • Material handling in electronic waste recycling
  • Storage and material handling at construction projects
April 2015 - March 2016

Watch for sector-specific plans in July

Every summer the Ministry of Labour releases annual sector-specific enforcement plans that focus on hazards and outline what inspectors will be focusing on during an inspection. These annual plans describe sector-specific hazards and compliance issues, as well as the ministry’s enforcement focus for inspections. WSPS Network News will report on the 2015/16 industrial sector plan in our July issue.