Ministry of Labour 2015/2016 Inspection Blitz Schedule

Province-wide workplace inspection blitzes: 2015-2016
Focus Program Sector/Business Type Date
Precarious Employment Employment Standards Janitorial, Security, Business Services, Fitness and Recreation Centres, Amusement, Recreation Industries May – July 2015
Struck By Hazards Health and Safety Construction May – June 2015
Temporary Foreign Workers Employment Standards Restaurants and other sectors known to employ temporary foreign workers May – July 2015
New and Young Worker Health and Safety Industrial May – August 2015
Trenching Hazards Health and Safety Construction July – August 2015
Mobile Equipment Traffic Control Measures Health and Safety Mining July – August 2015
Internships Employment Standards Information Technology and other sectors known to have internships September – December 2015
Material Handling Health and Safety Industrial September 14 – October 23, 2015
Heavy Equipment Operation Health and Safety Construction October – November 2015
Modular Training Health and Safety Mining October – November 2015
Safe Operation of Machinery Health and Safety Industrial January 18 – February 26, 2016
Occupational Disease Health and Safety Mining February – March 2016

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Provincial Initiatives

Province-wide workplace inspection initiatives: 2015-2016
Focus Program Sector/Business Type Date
Health Care Initiative

Health and Safety Health Care April 2015 – March 2016
New Small Business Registrations Health and Safety Industrial April 2015 – March 2016
Education Health and Safety Industrial November 16 – December 18, 2015
Material Handling Practices & Ergonomic Risks and Controls Health and Safety Construction April 2015 – March 2016
Supervisory Awareness of OHS & Regulatory Duties Health and Safety Construction April 2015 – March 2016
Worker Safety on Sloped Roofs Health and Safety Construction April 2015 – March 2016
Ground Control Health and Safety Mining April 2015 – March 2016
Water Management Health and Safety Mining April 2015 – March 2016
Remotely Controlled Equipment Health and Safety Mining April 2015 – March 2016
Explosives Health and Safety Mining April 2015 – March 2016
Occupational Hygiene Health and Safety WHMIS compliance to labels, MSDS, worker education and communication of components of the GHS April 2015 – March 2016
Ergonomics Health and Safety
  • Workplaces with high rate of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Vehicle-pedestrian interaction
  • Material handling in electronic waste recycling
  • Client repositioning in retirement and long term care
  • Storage and material handling at construction projects
  • Manual material handling and work station design at pits and quarries.
April 2015 – March 2016
Expanded Investigations and Re-Inspections Employment Standards
  • Workplaces where violations have been found through claim investigation.
  • Workplaces where a re-inspection is required for violations that were identified through a proactive inspection.
April 2015 – March 2016

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Regional Initiatives

Regional workplace inspection initiatives: 2015-2016
Location Program Sector/Business Type Date
Central East Health and Safety Construction:

  • Housekeeping – Slips, Trips & Falls


  • Building (Residential/ Commercial) Property Management
  • Holistic Treatment Clinics
April 2015 – March 2016
Central East Employment Standards Independent Grocery Stores, Manufacturing August – October 2015
Central West Health and Safety Industrial:

  • Farming
July – August 2015

  • Falls from elevations
January – March 2016
Central West Employment Standards Independent Grocery Stores August – October 2015
Eastern Health and Safety Construction:

  • Failure to Notify Requirements Under Construction Regulations 213/91


  • Focused Compliance – Failure to Notify of Crushing Activities at Surface Mining Operations


  • Focused Compliance of the Internal Responsibility System at Workplaces with History of Complaints, Injuries, and Prosecutions

Health Care/Industrial:

  • Focused Compliance of Safety Engineered Medical Devices at Flu Clinics
April 2015 – March 2016
Eastern Employment Standards Construction, Bars/Restaurants June – August 2015
Northern Healthy and Safety Construction:

  • Roll Over Protective Structures
June – August 2015

  • Forestry
  • Maintenance/shut downs/lockouts
  • Falls from ladders
April 2015 – March 2016

  • Point in Time Inspections
  • JHSC Audit of Surface and Underground Mines
April 2015 – March 2016
Northern Employment Standards Golf Courses June – August 2015
Western Health and Safety Industrial:

  • Field to Bottle Winery Initiative
  • Developmental Services Group Home
  • Small Manufacturing
  • Farming


  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contact