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Upcoming Ministry of Labour 2019/20 Workplace Initiatives

By April 25, 2019 No Comments

We here at BULLIVANT Health + Safety want you to stay ahead of upcoming Ministry of Labour 2019/20 workplace initiatives, that’s why I’ve put together some of the upcoming initiatives that could be focused on your industry.

Although the MOL inspectors are initially focused on the area listed below, once in your facility they will continue to go through your entire health & safety system.

Always remember that when an inspector is at your facility, be as honest and cooperative as possible to ensure the visits goes as well as it can. I don’t think I have to explain what happens if you decide to be combative, as the MOL inspectors have the power to issue on the spot fines and can also issue a work stoppage and much more, so imagine what that would do for production.

Being prepared is always the best solution as it shows the inspector that you have done your due diligence and are doing everything reasonably possible to make sure your workplace and its workers are safe.

 

All-sector initiatives
Slips, trips & falls April 15 – July 12, 2019
Musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards October 1 – December 27, 2019
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
Group homes February 3 – March 13, 2020
Industrial initiatives

 

New and young workers July 15 – August 30, 2019
Machine guarding February 17 – March 31, 2020
Mining initiatives

 

Ground Control August 6 – September 27, 2019
Emergency preparedness self-audit February 3 – March 27, 2020
Cross-sector initiatives
Municipalities (ergonomics) April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

 

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