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MLTSD Workplace Compliance Initiatives: 2022-2023 Inspections & Support for Your Business

The Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) aims to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and promotes and enforces employment standards. Each year, provincial health and safety initiatives focus on specific high-risk hazards or topics.

Occupational health and safety inspectors visit Ontario businesses to:

  • educate and raise awareness of hazards to support your workplace
  • increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its applicable regulations

Inspections focus on specific sectors or run across all types of workplaces. Inspection schedules are announced in advance, but if your business is going to be visited by an MLITSD inspector, you will not be notified in advance.

Compliance Initiatives & Focused Inspections (WSPS sectors)

Need help understanding the focus of an initiative and where WSPS can provide support? We've got you covered. Click on the initiative name below to learn more and find out how we can help.

For a full list of all MLITSD initiatives for 2022-2023, please visit their website.

Questions? Connect with one of our safety experts for support.

May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 | Struck by, motor vehicle and mobile equipment hazards – high risk traumatic hazards | All-sector compliance initiative

From May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022, the MLITSD will conduct inspections across all sectors focusing on employees who drive for work (their own vehicle, a fleet vehicle, or mobile equipment) or work around vehicles or operate mobile equipment. This could include workplaces which have warehouses, loading dock areas and in vehicle sales and service centres where employees are working closely around or operating moving vehicles or equipment.

This initiative focuses on the safe operation and maintenance of vehicles and the policies, practices and controls to protect the safety of pedestrians and those working around vehicles and mobile equipment.

How WSPS can help

  • FREE Pre-recorded Webinar – Hosted by WSPS and the MLITSD, you’ll learn how to prepare for this initiative and put controls and policies in place to prevent struck by hazards.
  • Resources – Access articles, checklists, and other resources to learn more about preventing struck by hazards.

May 1, 2022 - September 30 2022 | Material handling strategy | Industrial initiative | Details coming soon

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June 29, 2022 – August 31, 2022 | Temporary help agencies | Industrial initiative

From June 29 to August 31, 2022, MLITSD will conduct an enforcement initiative focusing on Temporary Help Agencies throughout the province of Ontario.

As part of this initiative, MLITSD will conduct proactive inspections focusing on the shared responsibilities of both Employers and the Temporary Help Agency they may be working with as it pertains to acquainting a worker with a hazard and responsibility for worker rights.

How WSPS Can Help

Free pre-recorded webinar – Hosted live by WSPS and the MLITSD on May 26, 2022, you’ll receive key information on how to prepare for the initiative.

Resources – Access articles, checklists and other resources to learn about protecting temporary workers.

June 29, 2022 – August 31, 2022 | Temporary help agencies | Agriculture initiative

From June 29 to August 31, 2022, the MLITSD will conduct an enforcement initiative focusing on workplaces that employ temporary workers in the agriculture sector.

As part of this initiative, the MLITSD will conduct proactive inspections of farms and other businesses employing temporary workers in the farming sector to ensure that workers are aware of their rights, hazards in the work, and responsibilities of their employer.

How WSPS Can Help

Free pre-recorded webinar – Hosted by WSPS and the MLITSD, you’ll receive key information on how to prepare for the initiative. Learn more and save your seat.

Resources – Access articles, checklists and other resources specially curated for the Agriculture & Horticulture sector and Greenhouse Growers to learn about protecting temporary workers.

July 4, 2022 – March 31, 2023 | Warehousing – ergonomics | Specialized professional services initiative

From July 4, 2022 – March 31, 2023, ergonomists from the MLITSD will conduct inspections in warehouses and workplaces that have a warehousing area. Inspectors will focus on musculoskeletal disorder hazards (MSDs), manual materials handling on ladders and visibility hazards.

How WSPS can help

FREE Pre-recorded Webinar – Hosted live by WSPS and the MLITSD on April 21, 2022, you’ll hear key information on how to prepare for the initiative.

Resources – Access articles, checklists, and other resources to learn more about preventing struck by hazards.

October 31, 2022 – December 28, 2022 | Healthy worker healthy workplace inititative – Silica exposure in industrial workplaces

From October 31 to December 28, 2022, the MLITSD will conduct an enforcement initiative focusing on the prevention of occupational disease. In industrial workplaces, the focus of the initiative will be on awareness and prevention of exposure to crystalline silica.

How WSPS can help

Coming Soon! Pre-recorded Webinar – Hosted live by WSPS and the MLITSD on September 20, 2022, hear key information on how to prepare for the initiative.

Resources (Occupational Hygiene, Hazardous Materials) – Access articles, checklists, and other resources to learn more about preventing occupational disease.

January 4, 2023 – March 31, 2023 | Respiratory protection – hygiene | Specialized professional services initiative | Details coming soon

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January 4, 2023 – March 31, 2023 | Asbestos in building structures - hygiene | Specialized professional services initiative | Details coming soon

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