Labour & Employment Law Insights

Summer Safety Blitz Announced

July 16, 2019

Labour | Occupational Health & Safety | Workplace Safety & Insurance | Employment

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The Ministry of Labour announced a safety inspection blitz that will run from July 15 to August 30, 2019.  During this period, targeted inspections will be undertaken in workplaces operating in the retail, restaurant, food, beverage, hospitality, and recreational services sectors.  Inspections will reportedly be focused on the safety of new workers and summer students.

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In addition to taking all standard proactive measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of workers, employers operating in any of the targeted sectors should take extra precaution to ensure compliance with established safety requirements and regulations.

Contact Carissa Tanzola at 416.408.5523, or your regular lawyer at the firm if you would like assistance reviewing workplace safety requirements, or identifying practical steps you can take to ensure compliance in the event your workplace is subject to inspection.

For additional information on the Ministry’s safety inspection blitz, please see the Ontario Government’s News Release.

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