Ministry of Labour inspection blitz on Loading Dock Safety – February, 2011
On February 1, Ministry of Labour inspectors will begin a one-month sweep across the province. The blitz will focus on loading docks, shipping and receiving areas, and is structured into three parts to reflect the flow of materials and goods into and out of workplaces.
MOL Enforcement Blitz: Conveyor Guarding & Lockout
On November 1, Ministry of Labour inspectors will begin a two-month sweep across the province, searching for conveyor and lockout related hazards and infractions primarily in the industrial sector – this not only includes manufacturing facilities but farming and service organizations as well.
MOL Enforcement Blitz: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
In mid-September, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will launch a two-month workplace safety blitz that zeroes in on MSD hazards.
Legislation Tackles Workplace Violence and Harassment
New! OSHCO Workplace Violence Prevention Series
Bill 168 received Royal Assent on December 15, 2009. Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act will come into force on June 15, 2010.
Original Publication Date: January 2010
CSA Feedback – Selection, Use and Care of Respirators – CSA Z94.4
The Canadian Standards Association is currently inviting public feedback on proposed changes to CAN/CSA-Z94.4 Selection, Use and Care of Respirators.
Suspended Work Platform Safe Use, Maintenance & Inspection
The purpose of this alert is to provide information about the safe use, maintenance and inspection of suspended work platforms and control measures to minimize the risks associated with using this equipment.
Summer Hazards – Are You Prepared?
Is your workplace ready for the challenges of heat stress, smog and West Nile Virus? Do you have a plan to train and indoctrinate young and inexperienced, new workers into your workplace? Each summer, thousands of workers are exposed to these unique hazards.
MOL Enforcement Blitz: Young and New Worker Safety
From May through August, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit workplaces with a high likelihood of hiring new and young workers.
MOL May Enforcement Blitz: Falls From Heights
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour will target industrial workplaces this month in an inspection blitz designed to protect workers from falls from heights.
Electrical hazards have been identified in the Ministry of Labour’s Safe at Work Ontario strategy as one of the hazards requiring attention to reduce injuries and create safer workplaces.
Internal Responsibility System
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario's law that governs health and safety in the workplace, sets out legal duties and responsibilities for employers, supervisors and workers to follow.
Joint Health & Safety Committees
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) is built on the principle that workers and employers must work together to identify and resolve health and safety problems in the workplace. To meet this goal, joint health and safety committees are required by law in many Ontario workplaces.
Injury statistics show that the use of ladders presents many hazards. Injuries involving ladders frequently cause permanent disability.
Machines, Tools and Equipment
Contact with machinery causes injuries to labourers, metal working machine operators, machinists and printing press operators among many others.
WHMIS stands for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a national hazardous materials classification system designed to provide workplace standards for the control, handling, storage, and disposal of ‘controlled’ products.
Commit to change – achieving zero workplace injuries, illness, and death
April 28 is recognized as National Day of Mourning. This day acknowledges the many workers whose lives have been impacted by a workplace injury, illness, or fatality and sends a strong message that one is one too many.
CSA draft standard Workplace Ergonomics, Z1004
The CSA draft standard Workplace Ergonomics, Z1004 is now published on the CSA website for public review.
Live Webinars – Workplace Violence
HRPA and Safe Workplace Promotion Services Ontario (comprised of IAPA, OSSA and Farm Safety) have teamed up to present three live webinars on what your organization needs to know to comply with Bill 168 -- Ontario's new workplace violence and harassment legislation.
Partners in Prevention 2010
formerly Health & Safety Canada Conference and Trade Show
Your Ontario Prevention System is transforming! On January 1, 2010, the 12 health and safety associations that you have worked with and known in the past, amalgamated into four new organizations representing Ontario workplaces. Together, Ontario’s new Prevention System Partners have joined forces to present a new two-day, health and safety conference.
MOL Enforcement Blitz: Forklifts and Lifting Devices
Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors are conducting a safety blitz on industrial workplaces during February.
MOL Enforcement Blitz: Fall Hazards at Construction and Other Sites
Effective mid-January for a period of 90 days, the MOL will be conducting a zero-tolerance heightened enforcement blitz around fall hazards at construction sites, in particular around suspended platforms.
Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitz: Workplace Slip, Trip And Fall Hazards
Ministry of Labour inspectors will be conducting an enforcement blitz targeting transportation, education, industrial services, retail and wholesale workplaces during November.
Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitz: Hazardous Chemicals
MOL inspectors will be conducting an enforcement blitz on industrial and health care workplaces in September with emphasis on swimming pools and spas, dry cleaners, metal fabrication shops and health care facilities.
MOL Health & Safety Inspection Blitz: New and Young Workers
During June, Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors will be conducting an inspection blitz on service and manufacturing sectors as well as extended workplaces. Special focus will be on training, orientation, supervision, minimum age and other requirements for new and young workers.
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week: May 3 – 9, 2009
What are you doing to make it home safe every day? Do your part to ensure that everyone returns home safely from work every day by participating in North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week, May 3-9, 2009.
Commit to change – one workplace injury, illness, or death is too many
On April 28, workplace health and safety demands international attention. In Canada, April 28 is recognized as National Day of Mourning; internationally, we celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Both acknowledge workers whose lives have been impacted by a workplace injury, illness, or fatality and send a strong message that one is one too many.
Earth Day 2009
April 22nd marks the anniversary of the 1970 birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day has become a worldwide event, with six million Canadians joining 500 million people in over 180 countries by staging events and projects to address local environmental issues.
IAPA Carbon Neutral Conferences!
IAPA is taking a carbon neutral approach at its health and safety conferences. This approach is a pilot project, first launched at the IAPA Education is the Key 2008 Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show on May 27, 2008 in London, Ontario.
MOL Inspection Blitz: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors will focus on hazards leading to the onset of MSDs during an enforcement blitz of provincially-regulated construction, industrial, healthcare and mining workplaces in April 2009.
Workplace Stress and Repetitive Strain Injuries
Being aware of repetitive strain injuries or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is very important during challenging economic times. With International Repetitive Strain Injury Day taking place on Saturday, February 28, 2009, employers and employees should take this opportunity to become more aware of a growing problem in workplaces, MSDs.
New Integrated Service Delivery Model
Recently, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has proposed changes to Ontario’s health and safety system.