The Ministry of Labour has announced that it will conduct safety blitzes at workplaces over the course of the winter targeting workplace violence, and slips, trips and falls.
Workplace Violence – February / March
This blitz will focus on workplace violence in the health care sector. Inspectors will focus on employer obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to:
Slips, Trips & Falls (Ladder safety and fall protection hazards) – February / March
In this blitz, construction and industrial inspectors will check on slips, trips and falls, ensuring workplace parties know their roles and responsibilities for workplace health and safety under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations that relate to fall prevention. Inspectors will focus on employer, supervisor and worker duties; worker information, education and training; as well as safe work practices including:
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