Ontario Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries
Ontario is launching a work place safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 26, 2014, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit plants, factories and other industrial sector workplaces across the province. They will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address possible hazards.
Material handling involves activities related to the loading, unloading, storage and movement of goods and supplies in workplaces
The inspectors will check workplaces for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. In particular, they will check that employers:
This workplace safety blitz is part of the government's continued commitment to preventing workplace injuries and illness through its Safe At Work Ontario enforcement initiative.
"The safety of workers in Ontario is our top priority. Blitzes such as this one ensure that we continue to do what we can to prevent injuries and deaths so men and women get home safely to their families each and every night."
— Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour
"Workers can be seriously injured or even die as a result of incidents involving material handling. We're working to improve the health and safety of workers in Ontario."
— George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer
Read more about Ontario's Safe At Work Ontariostrategy to improve workplace safety.
Learn about the ministry's 2014-2015 Industrial Sector Plan.
Craig MacBride, Minister's Office, 416-326-7709
Bruce Skeaff, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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