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MOL Radio Debuts

Ministry launches podcasts on workplace rights and duties

  • Issued: December 19, 2011
  • Content last reviewed: December 2011


A series of audio podcasts that helps Ontario workers and employers learn about health and safety, and employment standards is now available for listening – anytime, anywhere.

The new podcasts, produced by the Ministry of Labour, provide short and easily digestible information that Ontarians can use and return to – on their smartphones, MP3 players or computers – to learn their workplace rights and responsibilities. One podcast focuses on health and safety; the other, employment standards. New episodes for both podcasts are produced every two weeks.

These podcasts are also aimed at those who are visually impaired and at listeners with low literacy skills. The episodes are downloadable through the ministry’s website, iTunes or other podcast clients. They are also available for streaming.

Episodes to date include:

  • Protecting workers from falls
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hours of Work
  • Overtime Pay

The podcast initiative is just another communications channel that the ministry has adopted – along with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and e-newsletters – to ensure all Ontarians understand their workplace rights and duties.


The ministry has also produced 14 videos to date – on YouTube and its website – depicting what inspectors and officers look for during workplace inspections.

Greg Dennis, Minister's Office, 416-326-7710
Matt Blajer, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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