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.
|Slips, trips & falls||April 15 – July 12, 2019|
|Musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards||October 1 – December 27, 2019|
|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|
|New and young workers||July 15 – August 30, 2019|
|Machine guarding||February 17 – March 31, 2020|
|Ground Control||August 6 – September 27, 2019|
|Emergency preparedness self-audit||February 3 – March 27, 2020|
|Municipalities (ergonomics)||April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020|