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Construction Blitzes

Safe At Work Ontario
  • Content last reviewed: March 2017

Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be traced to a few root causes that may vary by sector. The Ministry of Labour's proactive inspection blitzes on sector-specific hazards are designed to raise awareness and increase compliance with health and safety legislation.

Blitzes are announced in advance and results are reported after they are completed. The ministry tracks each sector to determine if there are long-lasting increases in compliance and decreases in injuries.

Blitzes by Sector


Construction Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Falls May 16, 2016 – July 15, 2016
Mobile Cranes and Material Hoisting August 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Electrical Hazards November 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016


Construction Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Struck By Hazards May – June 2015
Trenching Hazards July – August 2015
Heavy Equipment Operation October – November 2015


Construction Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Excavation Hazards May 2014
Fall Protection / Hazards July – August 2014