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Industrial Blitzes

Safe At Work Ontario
  • Content last reviewed: November 2016

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

2016-2017

Industrial Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Falls May 16, 2016 – July 15, 2016
New and Young Workers July 18, 2016 – September 2, 2016
Chemical Handling September 19, 2016 – October 31, 2016

2015-2016

Industrial Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
New and Young Worker May – August 2015
Material Handling September 14 – October 23, 2015
Safe Operation of Machinery January 18 – February 26, 2016

Industrial Sector Initiatives
Focus Date Resources
New Small Business Registrations and Internal Responsibility System April 1 – March 31

2014-2015

Industrial Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
New and Young Workers May – August 2014
Material Handling September 15 – October 26, 2014
Machine Guarding November 3 – December 14, 2014
Slips, Trips and Falls February 2 – March 15, 2015