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Preparing for a Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development Inspection

What is a Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) inspection initiative?

The Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) works to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and promotes and enforces employment standards. Each year, they schedule compliance initiatives in specific sectors to help protect workers' rights under both the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Employment Standards Act, and enhance employers' awareness of their responsibilities.

The inspection initiatives, carried out by occupational health and safety inspectors, focus on specific hazards or topics and aim to

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

Getting Ready

Several weeks before and during the inspection window, the MLTSD and the Ontario health and safety associations reach out to workplaces (via social media, email 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.

Wondering what compliance initiatives are coming up? Check out this list.

Want to get a head start on preparation? We can help. Connect with one of our Duty Consultants for questions or support.

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