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MLITSD Material Handling Initiative

A wide variety of businesses to be inspected

From April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) will be conducting a Material Handling Initiative focused on facilities or operations where large or bulky materials, articles or things are lifted, carried, or moved.

Inspections begin May 1, 2023, and the following industries may be visited:

  • Farming and Agricultural Services
  • Automotive
  • Chemical, rubber and plastics
  • Food, beverage & tobacco
  • Industrial services
  • Primary metals
  • Pulp & paper
  • Transportation
  • Wood and Metal Fabrication

Free Webinars

WSPS is hosting two free webinars in coordination with the MLITSD to help businesses prepare:

  • April 17, 2023 (manufacturing focus)
  • April 20, 2023 (agriculture focus)

Attendees will learn about key inspection priority areas, locations and types of workplaces, and how to prepare for a focused inspection. Helpful material handling injury prevention information and resources will also be reviewed.

Learn more.

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