As we enter the final few weeks of the official summer, and the kids get ready to head back to school, now is the time to start thinking about your workplace safety requirements and make sure you're prepared when an inspector enters your workplace.

For the first time in over 5 years the MOL Inspectors will conduct a blitz on Group Homes that will focus on a number of issues. You can view the blitz focus towards the bottom of this post.

“Group homes” are primarily engaged in providing residential care for people who require care or support, including people with developmental disabilities, mental health disabilities or substance abuse problems. They include intensive supported residences, supported group living residences and other facilities that provide support to clients and residents in residential settings.

Be sure to be open and honest with the inspectors and you'll find that they will be open to helping you succeed in becoming compliant with the laws and regulations. Download a copy of 'Dealing with Safety Inspectors' and use it as a resource for your company.

Construction initiatives

Suspended access equipment…………..August 6 – September 27, 2019
Personal protective equipment (PPE)….February 3 – March 13, 2020

Health care initiatives

Workplace violence prevention……….August 19 – September 27, 2019

Industrial initiatives

New and young workers……….July 15 – August 30, 2019

Mining initiatives

Ground Control……….August 6 – September 27, 2019

Retail, restaurants, hospitality and recreational services

New and young workers……….July 15 – August 30, 2019

Group Homes……………………..February 3 – March 13, 2020

Inspectors will focus on the following key priorities:

  • the internal responsibility system, including engaging senior leadership to strengthen leadership accountability and compliance with their legislated duties under the OHSA
  • workplace violence
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • exposures to hazardous biological, chemical and physical agents/infection prevention and control issues

Contact us or give us a call at 905.664.4943 or toll free at 888.712.7197 if you have any questions about your workplace training requirements.