The Ministry of Labour runs continuous workplace blitzes and initiatives to constantly enforce the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Check out the upcoming blitz dates and the blitz focus. They will also be continuing their inspections on Group Homes and their usual sectors of construction, industrial, healthcare, mining plus a cross sector focus. “Group homes”Read More
Owners, Directors & Managers – Do You Know Your Legal Obligations under the OH&S Act?
"It takes leadership to improve safety." - Jackie Stewart After over 23 years in the business, we’ve seen a lot, but we’re still amazed at the companies and individuals we come across all the time that are surprised at their responsibilities under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S Act), their response is always “I hadRead More
Important upcoming MOL Initiative dates
Here are some important dates regarding the MOL Initiatives that either going on currently or will be in the near future. It's always better to fully cooperate with any inspector that enters your work place as they do have the power to issue on-the-spot fines, work stoppages and compliance orders. If you want a greatRead More
Special Report – ‘Dealing with Safety Inspectors’
No one wants a safety inspector to appear at their door—but it’s likely to happen to every workplace at some point. And workplaces in particularly hazardous industries or engaged in especially dangerous activities will have to deal with inspectors even more frequently. How your company responds when an inspector shows up can have many repercussions,Read More
What is the Joint Health & Safety Committee Refresher Training and do I Require It?
Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act requires all workplaces with 20 or more regularly employed workers to have a Joint Health & Safety Committee. Two of these committee members must be certified (one management representative and one worker representative). Certification requires completion of both Part I (Basic) and Part II (WPS) Certification Training for JointRead More
Upcoming Ministry of Labour 2019/20 Workplace Initiatives
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 willRead More
Who Is Responsible for Workplace Health & Safety – Workers, Managers, CEO’s?
This is a question that gets thrown around a lot these days. The simple answer is that everyone is responsible for the health & safety in the workplace. From the CEO down to the custodians, and everyone in between. One can argue that if the upper management, the ‘C” suite, doesn’t promote a safety cultureRead More
What Does Due Diligence Mean Under the OH&S Act and How Does an Employer Prove their Due Diligence?
You probably hear the words ‘Due Diligence’ a lot as it relates to health & safety in a workplace, but what does it really mean and what does an employer have to do in order to prove their Due Diligence at their workplace? Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S Act) it refers toRead More
How Do You Get Worker Reps for your Joint Health & Safety Committee?
Under Section 9 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S ACT), it states that a company with 20 or more workers does require having a functioning Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) in place. ¹(9) Joint health and safety committee (2) A joint health and safety committee is required, (a) at a workplace atRead More
Big Box Retail & Warehouse/Pedestrian Safety Blitz Starts October 1st.
Pedestrian safety and traffic management will be the main focus during the upcoming Big Box Retail and Warehouse Blitz, October 1 to November 23, 2018. The Ministry of Labour has generally written up the highest number of workplace orders in this hazard, as its most common to the blitz focused businesses. The focus on thisRead More