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Mining Blitzes

Safe At Work Ontario
  • Content last reviewed: July 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

Mining Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Falls May 16, 2016 – July 15, 2016
Safe Material Tramming Underground and Surface September 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Processing – Safe Work Practices – Mine Plants February 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017  

2015-2016

Mining Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Mobile Equipment Traffic Control Measures July – August 2015
Modular Training October – November 2015
Occupational Disease February – March 2016

2014-2015

Mining Sector Blitzes
Focus Date Resources
Explosives July – August 2014
Ground Control October – November 2014
Water Management February – March 2015